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December 18, 2017


Galapagos Islands: HU8LUT had been active as a new country.



From Paul Gaskell G4MWO:


Hi All,

Latest edition (No. 19) of The 5 MHz Newsletter now available for download.

Apologies for the late arrival - the latest edition (No 19) of The 5 MHz Newsletter is now available for free pdf download from or alternatively from the ‘External Links’ section of the Wikipedia 60m Band page

or the RSGB 5 MHz page This edition features news from 15 countries, Canada awaits WRC-15 Allocation plus Domestic Channels, 5 MHz in the Hurricanes, New 60m portable linked-dipole antenna, Beware of the FAT and Readers’ Feedback

Plus of course, Season’s Greetings and All The Best for 2018 on 5 MHz !


Paul Gaskell  G4MWO


The 5 MHz Newsletter


News from Croatia:


Dear Joseph,

On the Friday, 24 th November 2017, the Croatian Regulatory Authority for Network Industries (HAKOM) published in a Official gazette (Narodne Novine) No 116/2017.  changes to the rules on amateur radio communications in the Republic of Croatia.


According to this changes  Croatian radio amateurs now have access to the  WRC-15 60m amateur secondary allocation of 5351.5 – 5366.5 kHz under ITU Footnote 5.133B - i.e. with 15W EIRP.


We now also have access to the 160 meter band from 1.810 – 2.000 kHz. According to the Official gazette notice, these changes come into force 8 days following its publication, so we should expect more Croatian stations after 02.12.2017.

The changes in the rules for amateur radio in the Republic of Croatia can be found on the following web address:


I would like to express my great gratitude to HAKOM, because in the last few years they has issued a temporary one-year licenses for 60 meters to Croatian radio amateurs.


73,  Zeljko 9A2EY



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

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:


Namibia V51W for three weeks until about Dec. 15


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


3D2EU- Rotuma: 3D2EU Feb. 23 to Mar. 16


3Y0 - BOUVET ISLAND: From their website:


The January-February, 2018 3Y0Z Bouvet Island DXpedition team has posted a propagation page on their website (  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:

Please send your station picture with you in it to 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 _____________________________________________________________________________

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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Thanks, Joe W8GEX

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