Czech Republic Renews 5 MHz Experiment
Up to 10 Czech radio amateurs will be permitted to operate on 60 meters on an experimental basis until the end of 2014. This experimental phase of 5 MHz operation follows an initial trial that ended two years ago.
Amateurs who wanted to be among the 10 lucky permit holders had to apply to the CTU, the Czech Republic’s telecommunications regulator, in writing.
The initial experiment was on one channel, but Czech Republic radio amateurs holding a special permit may use six channels that are common to many current 5 MHz ham radio allocations. The USB dial frequencies are 5288.5, 5330.5, 5366.5, 5371.5, 5398.5, and 5403.5 kHz.
Experimenters will be allowed to operate 100 W ERP on USB and CW (+1.5 kHz from the USB dial frequency). Permit holders will be required to furnish the CTU with an experimental operation report by October 31. Operation will be on a secondary basis, and permit holders will follow IARU recommendations for 60 meter operation. — Thanks to Southgate ARC