First Samoan resident gets 5MHz permit

| June 28, 2013

Visitors to Samoa have been able to obtain permission to operate on 5MHz since 2011, but this facility has not been available to residents until now. After discussions with the Samoan telecoms regulator, Atsuo Sakuma, 5W1SA has been granted permission to operate from 5.250 to 5.450MHz with a power limit of 100W. Atsuo says that he prefers to operate CW and, whilst regretting that he is unable to arrange skeds, often puts out CQ calls between 0800 and 1000UTC. He requests that callers observe the DX Code of Conduct and do not tune up on or very near to his chosen operating frequency.

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