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December 9, 2016, 2016




The Finnish Communication Regulatory Authority (FICORA) made a surprise decision today and allowed all OH-stations - regardless of the class - to use 5 MHz. It's the WRC frequencies 5351,5 - 5366,5 kHz

and 15 W EIRP. So you might hear a lot of OH stations on the band today. The decision was retroactive from the morning of Dec 9th -----


However, those club stations as OH2P aka OH2BU, who have a special permit to use eight spot frequencies ( 5278.6, 5288,6, 5298.6, 5330.6, 5346.6, 5366.6, 5371.6, and 5398.6 ) are allowed to use them as long as their individual license for that is valid. For some stations the license is valid till the end of 2019.


Ficora promised earlier, that the permit will be given from 1.1.2017 but did it now.


reported by Jari, OH2BU

Active already has been OH3NE, OH1LEG, OH5ESU, OH7KM and OH3CT

407CC has been active on the band. No info on QRZ.COM about him.

You never know who’s listening: I have been in contact with Felix DP1POF who is located at the German research station "Neumayer III" in Antarctica, about 1,300 miles North of the South Pole. He’s been listening on 5357 JT65 mode. He has copied VE9DX and K6EID and others. It’s his summer time and in full sun 24/7. He’s unable to transmit as Germany has not authorized use of 60m. He’s ready when it happens.

Dominica J79WTA: Walter HB9WTA is now QRV on 60. He will be

there until February, 2017 off and on 60m.


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 John 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 W5JON John active from November 15, to December 15


San Andres: 5K

AA4NC Will and AA4VK Feb 14 to March 7.


Dominica: J7 until Feb,2017

Recent activity:


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


9A6W         DJ2FL        EA8AK       EU7A          G3SED       G4VPX

G6UTH       G8XXJ       GW4LPB    IU7A/SWL  KH6SAT     LA5YJ

M0LHS       M0YDH       OK7GU       ON4AXU    ON4CJU     ON4LUC

ON8KW      OP8M         PA3BQC     PG2LR       PU2KNM    SO1WS

V47JA        VA7TF        VE1YX       VK6AC/SWL        VP5/AA4NC

VP5/W5CW          WP3UX      YL2SM       ZD8V          ZS6EZ

JT65 activity on 5.357

4Z5ML   9K2YM  9Y4NW  EA5KL   EB3JT   EU1ST

EU7A     G3MPN  GM0HUU     HA5CPN       KH6SAT

VE3FDZ        ON4AOI       KL7J     KL7HBK       KP4KD


ON4CBA       ON7ZJ  ON8KW        OP8M    OZ2PJ

OZ2U    OZ6GH  PA2S     PB8DX   PH7Y     PA0BWL

SM7DLK       SA0BFG       VE2GQF       VA3HP

VA3MJR       VE3FDZ        VE3ON  VE3RUV

VE6GAZ       WP3UX         WP4JLU       YO1IS




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