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Montenegro and Lithuania are the latest countries to announce adoption of a new Amateur Radio band at 5 MHz. Both countries have authorized Amateur operation on a secondary allocation of 5,351.5 – 5,366.5 kHz at up to 15 W EIRP, per the Final Acts of World Radiocommunication Conference 2015.

Montenegro’s International Amateur Radio Union member-society, the Montenegrin Amateur Radio Pool (MARP), confirmed the new allocation.

Lithuania’s IARU member-society LRMD President Tadas Vysniauskas, LY2BAW, said the news was “enthusiastically received” there.

—Thanks to Paul Gaskell, G4MWO, Editor, The 5 MHz Newsletter