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November 15, 2017


GERMANY: Reported by Hans DF2UU


The Federal Ministry of Transport has changed the frequency regulation. Effective November 11, 2017, the following changes will come into effect: Amateur radio will be assigned the frequency range 5351.5- 5366.5 kHz with a maximum allowed radiant power of 15 watts EIRP on a secondary basis. In addition, the frequency band 50.08-51 MHz previously assigned to the amateur radio service on a secondary basis will be permanently extended to 50.03-51 MHz.


On 22 September 2017, the Federal Council approved the amendments. The full text of the amending regulation can be found at: https://www.bgbl.de/xaver/bgbl/start.xav?startbk=Bundesanzeiger_BGBl&jumpTo=bgbl117s3733.pdf. About it reported the radio magazine.



Amateur Radio in Argentina gains access to 60 m and 630 m bands, and gets others extended

The Radio Club Argentino, IARU Member Society, informs to the international amateur community that has succeeded with its petition to their local communications authorities, having granted new privileges to the Amateur Radio Service -630 m and 60 m- and the extension of existing allocations -160 m, 80 m and 30 m-.The new allocations are the final result of efforts made by the RCA during its participation in the preparatory meetings of WRC '07, '12 and '15; and will be effective in 90 days.


New allocations

630 m 472 – 479 kHz

60 m    5351,5 – 5366,5 kHz


Extended allocations

160 m  1800 – 2000 kHz

80 m    3500 – 4000 kHz

30 m    10100 – 10150 kHz

73 de LU4AA, Radio Club Argentino www.lu4aa.org




In late October the Hungarian authority informed the Hungarian Radio Amateur Society that our application for a 60 m license is denied.


Again, Hungary seems to put the cart before the horse, as most neighboring countries already opened the band for amateurs. My 1/4 wave vertical remains quiet...



Steve HA0DU




LX0HF, 60m Beacon in JN39dr is back on the air.


best 73 de Mich  LX1KQ




3D2 – Rotuma: 3D2EU

A team of five plans to put it on the air February 23-March 16, 160-10M "all main modes."  The ops are 3D2AG, DJ9RR, DK2AMM, DL6JGN and PA3EWP.  They have requested the 3D2EU callsign and plan on a 60m operation.  QSL via DK2AMM.


Tony 3D2AG will sign 3D2AG/p

From Tony:

For Rotuma 2018, please note that 3D2EU is only for the European team, I will join them but use my own callsign (3D2AG/p) on air and QSLs for 3D2AG contacts are direct to me as usual. I should be on air about a week prior to the start of the 3D2EU operation, and a week after.


Upcoming DXpeditions:



3D2 – Rotuma: 3D2EU Feb. 23 to Mar. 16


3D2AG will sign 3D2AG/p Feb. 16 to Mar. 23


3Y0 - BOUVET ISLAND: From their website:


The January-February, 2018 3Y0Z Bouvet Island DXpedition team has posted a propagation page on their website (http://www.bouvetdx.org).  It has videos showing propagation predictions for that early 2018 timeframe.  The tab for the propagation is in the header menu.  You can choose time, frequency and signal strength for your QTH.  This is based on the average sunspot numbers forecast for January, 2018.



60m Website: The 60m website is: www.60metersonline.com

Please send your station picture with you in it to webmaster@60metersonline.com and he will be happy to post it with the others. It’s nice to put a face with a call. On the website we have a 60m DXCC country count. It has nothing to do with the ARRL DXCC award. Go to Achievements, DX Awards and you’ll see who is on our country leader board. Feel free to send your totals to the webmaster for posting. As you work a new one, advise our webmaster to update your listing webmaster@60metersonline.com _____________________________________________________________________________

If you know of a friend going on a Dxpedition, please encourage them to operate the 60m band and keep me posted so I may pass the word.



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