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Nov 22, 2016



From Paul G4MWO:

Hi all,

The latest edition of The 5 MHz Newsletter  -  No.17, Summer/Autumn 2016  -  is now available for free PDF download from the RSGB  5 MHz page http://rsgb.org/main/operating/band-plans/hf/5mhz/Wikipedia 60 Meter Band page ‘External Links’ section   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/60-meter_band or directly fromhttp://tinyurl.com/jqh2y5l

This edition features 5 MHz news from Portugal, Finland, Luxembourg, Latvia, Belarus, Andorra and South Africa, Exercise ‘Blue Ham’ and Two Important Reminders for UK 5 MHz operators.


Paul Gaskell, G4MWO

Editor, The 5 MHz Newsletter


Brazil: I would like to welcome Ronald PY2JZ to the band. He’s been active on JT65.



VP5:    VP5/W5CW was on 5405 CW last night




"The Swedish Post&Telecom (PTS) is from end of October 2016 issuing temporary (6 month) experimental licenses for 5351.5 – 5366.5. This replace the previous four 3 KHz segments that been used during the past years. The fee is approx. 30 USD/period. There is still no decision if the Post&Telecom will implement the WRC-15 recommendation in our national band plan. Probably not before January 2018 or when a new national band plan is released. Before the WRC-15 recommendation is implemented in the band plan any person can apply for an experimental license, also non-hams."



Goran SM7DLK


Hi. News from Sweden!!!!!!!!!!

Same rules in Sweden now as the other European Countries. 5351,5-5366,5  15 kHz with all modes who can be in this space. 15 Watt EIRP.  PTS have issued news licenses for us who Before had 5310,5320,5380 and 5390 khz witch now have exeried.No news at this moment at PTS website http://www.pts.se/sv/Privat/Radio/Amatorradio/  But all Swedish station who apply for new license get the new band..

73 Torleif  Roos, SM6YOR 1440mhz@gmail.com




Here in OZ-land we're happy to have VFO access to the entire allocation (5.250 - 5.450) all modes allowed, max 1KW at feedpoint.


-- Vy 73 de OZ1PIF/5Q2M, Peter



South Africa: ZS6EZ Chris is going into his summer season. He has been spotted on 5259.5 QSX on 5354 – 5259.5 CW.



TL0A report:

Bernard reported this was a temporary experimental permit. These are the 25 qso. Our main goal was CW  80 to 10m, but this permit "open the door" for the next expeditions (italian in February ?).  Noise was average at these hours of activity. Ant inverted V  apex 12m     73  Bernard  F9IE


22:39    OZ8ABE

22:41    OK1ADM

22:43    G3SED

22:44    S50A

22:46    HA0DU

22:52    9A6W

22:55    EA1DR

22:56    ON4AXU

22:58    K3MA

23:00    K4..W

23:03    N2TK

23:05    EA3BKI

23:06    OK1ADM

23:07    ON4AXU

23:10    PA0O

23:15    VE1YX



22:52    G3SED

22:54    OK1FBH

22:57    PA7W

22:58    PA2F

22:59    CT1EEB



22:40    OM3EY

22:44    OK7XX

22:49    EA8AK

22:53    ON4T


J7 – Dominica:


HB9WTA, Walter, is again QRV from Salisbury as J79WTA until February 3, 2017.  He's got an IC-7300, Acom 1000, Spiderbeam (20, 17, 15, 12 and 10 Meters and dipole for 160-30 Meters, including 60 Meters.  Listen for him on SSB and Digital modes.  QSL via HB9MFM



News from San Andres: 5K

AA4NC Will and AA4VK Ron will be on San Andres from Feb 14 to March 7. The only unknown is my call sign at this point. It should be either 5K0N or 5K0X.


I will be operating the ARRL DX contests, so no 60m during those weekends.

73,  Will AA4NC



St. Kitts V47JA:

W5JON will be in St. Kitts from November 15, to December 15.  Feel free to email him for a 60m schedule at W5JON@SBCglobal.net


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

Please send your station picture with you in it  to webmaster@60metersonline.com and we 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.



 Upcoming DXpeditions


St. Kitts V47JA Now avtice, W5JON will be in St. Kitts from November 15, to December 15.  Feel free to email him for a schedule at w5jon@sbcglobal.net


San Andres: 5K

AA4NC Will and AA4VK Feb 14 to March 7.



Recent activity:


These are stations that were active or made a SWL spot on the DX Watch cluster:   60m SSB

4X4DK       4Z5ML       9A2AA        9A4T          9K2YM       9Y4NW

A65DC        CT1EEB     DC3MF       DF8AN       EA1FA        EA2OK

EA4AIN      EA5HM       EA5HRE     EI4KF         EW1HF       F1SJX

F1SNB       F4VPL        G0CGL       G0MUC      G3GED       G3GTW

G4AXP       GM0CME    GM0MNW   GM3XOQ    GM4ZJI      HA1ZH

HA3PT       HA3PV       HA4XG       HA5OW      HA8AP       HA8BS

HA8IE        HF9D          IU3FBL      KL7HBK     LA6XI         LB6BG

LX/PA8AD  LZ3AG       M0IML        MW0CFM   MW0SCO   OK1RCG

OK1RP       OK1RR       ON4AOI      ON4AXU    ON8DM      ON8OO

OP5N         OY1R/MM   OZ1AXG     OZ4AAL     OZ8SW      PA1AT

PA3HB       PA3RHA     PA3S          PA8AD       PB1HF       PC5D

SM7DLK    SQ3PMX    TG9ADQ     UA4HQS    VE1YX       VP5/W5CW

WP3UX      XQ1FM       YO2IS        ZS6EZ



JT65 activity on 5.357


4Z5LF        9Y4NW       CE3WW      CX4AT       EA8AK       EU1KY

G3MPN      G4DYA       G4RAA       G4SVN       G6NLZ       GI8SKN

GM0HUU    HI8LAM      KH6SAT     KL7HBK     LB6D          LZ2TU

M0IPU        MW0RSS    ON4AXU    ON4LUC     ON4PS       ON6NG

ON7ZL       OY8W         OZ6GH       PA0WRS    PA2S          PA3FMP

PA4MRS    PA7F          PE1EVX     PY2JZ        RX7N          SA0BFG


UR6QV       UT9NA       VA3LX        VA3MJR     VA3RTX     VA3WLD

VE3EWW   VE3MJR     VE3TRQ     VE4XC       VE9BJK     VE9DX





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