Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Look for More African Stations on 60 Meters

The South African Radio League reports that hams in several African countries have gained access to the 5-MHz (60-meter) band, and several more have allocation requests pending. Hams in South Africa may operate from 5350-5450 kHz, with 5290 kHz designated for WSPR beacons. In addition, Kenya has authorized hams to use 5275-5450 kHz on a secondary basis; and Namibia, Eswatini, Mozmbique and Zimbabwe all permit amateur operations – at 15 watts EIRP – on 5351.5-5366.5 kHz. Authorizations have been requested from regulators in Botswana, Lesotho, Angola, Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania.