Spanish Radio Amateurs Given Access to 60 Meter Frequencies Through June
Unión de Radioaficionados Españoles (URE) General Secretary Salvador Bernal, EA7SB, reports that Spain’s telecommunications regulatory agency has authorized the use of several frequencies in the 5 MHz (60 meter) band from January 1 through June 30, 2014. The six authorized center frequencies are 5268, 5295, 5313, 5382, 5430, and 5439 kHz, with a power of 100 W PEP and a maximum bandwidth of 3 kHz.
“Congratulations on this excellent step forward,” ARRL CEO David Sumner, K1ZZ, told Bernal.
Center channels authorized for US radio amateurs differ. They are 5332, 5335.5, 5348, 5373, and 5405 kHz.
The URE said that while the authorization does not specify which sideband amateurs should use, URE is recommending that hams in Spain use USB on 60 meters, the mode most countries authorizing operation on 60 meters use. Hams in Spain may also operate on CW on 60 meters.