ARLA/CLUSTER: Para quem tenha autorização e queira tentar a Samoa em 5 MHz
João Costa > CT1FBF
Domingo, 23 de Junho de 2013 - 12:22:11 WEST
Band allocation at 5 MHz for Samoa
Following discussions, *Atsuo Sakuma, 5W1SA*, has become the first resident
operator on the island to be issued with a special 5 MHz permission by the
Samoan telecomms regulator, OOTR (Office Of The Regulator), enabling him to
operate over the frequency band 5250 -5450 kHz.
Although 60m permissions have been available to visitors since 2011, these
had generally been the 5 US channels. The permanent amateur population in
Samoa has been low in numbers and currently Atsuo is the only resident
licensed operator, although he has lived on the island for 15 years, being
licensed since 1998.
Around the time of the visit of the German 5W0M team in April 2013, Atsuo
entered into discussions with the regulator, which has now eventually
resulted in a band rather than purely a channelized allocation. He is
permitted 100W, with no other restrictions and hopes that the power level
may be increased in due course, provided that no interference problems are
Atsuo regrets that unfortunately the nature of his work makes him unable to
arrange skeds. He is equipped for most modes, although he does not do a
great deal of voice operation, preferring CW and from time-to-time has
noise problems. However, he often manages to put out a CQ between 0800 and
Atsuo says he is of course pleased to make contacts, but requests that
callers observe the DX Code of Conduct and do not tune up on or very near
to his frequency.
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