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December 21, 2016




Update..I have attached an article from PA2S. Henk has written a very nice article that is easy, simple reading. He has some interesting topics for all of us. Get it here!


Germany has permission:

Welcome to the band. Yesterday Germany received permission to operate the 60m band and were they ready.  After years of waiting the DL’s hit the airway with a big bang handing out new ones. Felix DP1POL from the German Antarctica research station was active on JT65. So a big night for everyone.


Food for thought from PA2S:


Promote using JT9 instead of JT65. The performance is comparable, but the bandwidth is just a fraction. Last week, with the OH's active, it was very crowded, just like 40m. It is likely that January will be very hectic, with a number of new allocations. With JT9, theoretically about 10 times as many stations will fit, but in practice, some guard bandwidth is lost, but I assume that a factor of 5 is realistic.


WSJT-X or JTDX are both suited for JT9. With JTalert (http://hamapps.com), automatic logging to various software etc. is possible. I use DXKeeper, it works flawlessly (including uploading to online QSL etc.).


Both programs can decode JT65 and JT9 simultaneously, do nothing should be missed.

Your humble and always watching 60m colleague,

Henk PA2S


Russia from Roma RW3ADB - SWL


Last night I SWL 60m in JT65.


Most interesting:

02:08 2 -24 -0,3 35 K CP6CL WP3UX R-10


01:00 4 -22 -1,2 -89 K KF2T VP8ALJ 73

00:58 3 -22 -1,1 -89 K KF2T VP8ALJ -18


00:52 3 -22 -1,2 140 K K1OF VP8ALJ 73

00:50 2 -23 -1,1 140 K K1OF VP8ALJ -15

00:36 2 -23 -1,2 143 K W4DR VP8ALJ -13


All other EU in .txt file-log. I do it specialy manualy.


FT897, LDG AT100Pro and 5/9 Sirio-CB vert ant.


I can't find email's VP8ALJ and WP3UX.

Pse inform community via your magic newsletters!


Merry xmas and hpy new year 2017!




South Africa: Bradley ZS5BG reports he is hearing a lot of QSO’s. If you want to work South Africa, here is his info:

USB Dial Frequency = TX center Frequency – 1.5 KHz

Dial Freq = 5.290 MHz – 1.5 KHz = 5.2885 kHz


South Africa       TX 5.2885 khz(Center of our digital mode channel is 5290 khz)

                           RX 5.357 khz


Other countries: TX  5.357 khz

                           RX 5.2885 khz


For some this is standard "split frequency" working as when one works dx pile ups and the other station is working x amount  khz up or down .


I am hoping to work a few stations until the regulations are signed whereas we can revert to TX and RX on the given 5.357 khz allocation as per the wsjt-x program.At least some contacts can be made on this band till then.

kind regards


Bradley Glen




407CC has been active on the band. His info is on QRZ.COM The last issue I posted, I said his information was not on QRZ, but that was incorrect.  Sorry for the misinformation.

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


San Andres: 5K

AA4NC Will and AA4VK Feb 14 to March 7.


Dominica: J79WTA 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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