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Andorra Returns to 60 Meters, Gains New 4 Meter Band, More Power on 6 Meters


Radio amateurs in the tiny (less than 500 square miles) European principality of Andorra now have two new bands plus an increase in power on 6 meters. The changes followed requests from its IARU member society, URA.

Andorra returns to 60 meters under a new allocation of 5351.5-5366.5 kHz with a maximum power of 15 W EIRP, CW and USB, per consensus reached at World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15). Temporary for now, the allocation will become permanent starting with 2017.Andorra’s previous 60 meter allocation was withdrawn last fall after WRC-15.

A new 4 meter allocation of 70.0-70.2 MHz has been granted to Andorran hams on a non-interference basis with a maximum power of 10 W, all modes.

Andorran authorities also authorized a power increase of up to 600 W. — Thanks to Paul Gaskell, G4MWO, of The 5 MHz Newsletter and URA, via Southgate Amateur Radio News 



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