Dutch 5MHz QSOs

| November 6, 2015

Several Dutch stations have appeared on the 5MHz band in the erroneous assumption that 5MHz has become available in The Netherlands.

It isn’t, and won’t be until the middle of November at the earliest.

The confusion arose in the way the law is applied in The Netherlands.

Following the announcement, the radio amateur frequency tables have to be officially adjusted and published and this has not happened yet.

Until that time, any contacts with Dutch stations on 5MHz are not, in fact, legitimate.

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