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February 17, 2017



JT65: For me this JT65 mode has been unbelievable. With lower sunspots, it seems that all the activity has been mostly on 5357 JT65. As always, follow the grayline.



D4Z Cape Verde Island:  A surprise visit from the contest team on the island, putting on a new one. I had no word they would be on 60m until they showed up. They were on the last two nights. They TX on 5355 and RX on 5405 CW.


3D2R Rotuma: 3D2AG Tony will be on the island from mid March to mid April depending on boat schedules. Will be more active at his sunset as he feels propagation is better at that time. He doesn’t have an antenna up at home on Fiji as yet. This is a one-man operation. QSL to his 3D2AG call. PayPal is highly recommended due to postal mail problems. On Rotuma he will NOT have email.



From South Africa:

I am on 5.290 tx and 5357rx split most every day 0400 utc for an hour and 1800 utc for about 3hours.

ZS unfortunately only has a single frequency for digital (5.290) hence having to work split. Stations monitoring Hamspots (jt65 modes) are aware of the split working but many call on 5357 and are not aware of the reply on 5290.

I started working 60m about 3weeks back and have 18 confirmed DXCC entities in the log and enjoying it!

Thanks again for a great newsletter.  73 Andre ZS2ACP


San Andres: 5K:

AA4NC Will and AA4VK Feb 14 to March 7.  Will has been on the last two nights. He plans to be on around 0000z plus or minus two hours to begin with. QSL to AA4NC. He may not be on during the weekend CW contest. Hopefully he will be back on Monday and leaves March 7th.

V2 - Antigua and Barbuda -

DL7AFS, Babs, and DJ7ZG, Lot, are heading back to Antigua where they will again be operating as V21ZG from February 28 to March 26.  Listen for them on 80 through 6 Meters, including the new 60 Meter band (5.357 MHz). They will be on the data modes and SSB. Logs will be posted to both LoTW and Club Log

https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/V21ZG.  You can also QSL direct

with 2 US $ and SAE (self-addressed envelope please).


Portugal: Jose CT1EEB http://www.qsl.net/ct1eeb

Note: I just worked DXCC in 5 MHz with 101 Entities now worked, maybe I'm the second European to achieve this, not sure?  I know OZ8ABE has it as well.

Portugal: I have the authorization of ANACOM to operate in the following frequencies and emission classes:5371.5 kHz and 5403.5 kHz in the emission classes A1A, J3E and J2D;And 5351.5 - 5366.5 kHz in the emission classes A1A, J3E, FB1, J2B and J2D.


73 Carlos Nora, CT1END



60m Website: The 60m website is at www.60metersonline.com

Please send your station picture with you in it to webmaster@60metersonline.com and he will be happy to post it with the others. It’s nice to put a face with a call. On the website we have a 60m DXCC country count. It has nothing to do with the ARRL DXCC award. Go to Achievements, DX Awards and you’ll see who is on our country leader board. Feel free to send your totals to the webmaster for posting. As you work a new one, advise our webmaster to update your listing webmaster@60metersonline.com



If you know of a friend going on a Dxpedition, please encourage them to operate the 60m band and keep me posted so I may pass the word.



Upcoming DXpeditions


V2 - Antigua and Barbuda: DL7AFS, Babs, and DJ7ZG Feb 28 – Mar 26


San Andres: 5K AA4NC Will and AA4VK Feb 14 to March 7.


Niger: 5U5R March 8-213D2R Rotuma: 3D2AG Tony will be on the island from mid-March to mid-April depending on boat schedules.





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