IntroductionSixty Meters became available to US amateurs on July 3, 2003. Beginning March 5, 2012 there have been frequency, power and mode changes. Any US amateur radio operator holding a General, Advanced or Amateur Extra Class license may only transmit USB, CW or Digital Modes on CH1=5330.5, CH2=5346.5, CH3=5357.0, CH4=5371.5 & CH5=5403.5 khz. with an effective radiated power (ERP) not to exceed 100 W ERP ( Effective Radiated Power ). CH5 is the unofficial DX calling frequency!
The Common UK/USA frequencies are = 5371.5 - CH 4 & 5403.5 - CH 5. You can also check the "Worldwide 5MHz Frequency and Channel List"!
PLEASE do not crank up the transmitter power to work a DX station on 60 meters. The "FCC" regulations state that US stations may only transmit USB, CW Digital Modes with an effective radiated power (ERP) not to exceed 100 W PEP. Let's not lose our 60 meter privileges! The ARRL has issued a Document titled 60 - Meter Operations - New Priveleges and Recommended Practices
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DRA5, a German beacon, in JO44vq, has been heard by K4MM on 5195 khz. This beacon runs 30 watts to a dipole.
AFRTS, Broadcasts on 5446.5 khz,USB, from the Florida Keys, beamed to the Caribe, 24 hrs a day.
UK, RAF, VOLMET broadcasts on 5450 khz, USB. 10 Kw.
Shannon, Ireland, Volmet broadcasts on 5505 khz, USB. 3 Kw.
Click here for the "60M Sked Request & Chat Site."
Many thanks for the worked and heard cluster spots. SWL reports are very welcome here.
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