HF Committee

600 and 60 meters in Croatia

It is my pleasure to inform you that I have received the first experimental license for 600 and 60m bands in Croatia, both VFO based.

  • 600m - 493 - 510 kHz - A1A mode only
  • 60m - 5.260 - 5.410 kHz - all modes

The license is effective immediately for a period of one year. I will be on the air on 60m ASAP, and on 600m when my equipment will be ready.

WSPR news from OeVSV

Six months after bringing V53ARC online, the second WSPR beacon in Africa got into service. 5X7JD went online today. The beacon is hosted by Jack, 5X7JD who is located in Masaka, Uganda.

The system has 1W output and cycles through 80,40,30,20,17,15,12 and 10m, so one can hear the WSPR signal returning every 16 minutes. Antenna is an HyGain Av 18VS multi-band vertical. The beacon hardware is an embedded system based on a PIC 18F2455 MCU, an Analog AD9851 DDS chip and a MOSFET PA with selectable filters. Time and location information are derived from an attached GPS receiver. This beacons will be available as a kit soon and we are looking for hosts in interesting locations. Please visit: www.oe1ifm.at

The beacon will be permanently online delivering up to date propagation information from East Africa. You can read more about the on-site station at http://www.hamradiosafari.com

60 meter licence in Czech Republic

Milan, OK1IF has received permission to use 5258,5 to 5261,5 kHz for CW and SSB experimental operation. The permitted output power is 100 W. The licence is valid through December 31st, 2010.