Saturday, December 31, 2016

German Hams Now on 60 Meters

(CIA World Factbook)
Class A amateurs in Germany now have access to the 60-meter band. A rule that took effect on December 21 opened up the frequency range from 5351.5-5366.5 kHz for amateur use on a secondary basis, according to the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club (DARC). 

Hams are limited to a maximum signal bandwidth of 2.7 kHz (the bandwidth of an SSB voice signal) and a top power level of 15 watts effective isotropic radiated power (EIRP). Hams in the US continue to be restricted to five discrete channels on the band.