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02-26-2017

Joe Pater is the newsletter editor. If you have news to contribute,

please send it to Joe at: W8GEX@aol.com

 

February 26, 2017

 

Joe W8GEX

TWO NEW COUNTRIES:

Bonaire PJ4: David PJ4 / NA2AA will put on this new one when he activates the island March 2, and 5th and 6th.  He should be on after 0100z on 5357. He will spot himself on DX Watch cluster.  David understands this is the JT65 channel where there is a lot of activity, but it’s the only channel the authorities have authorized. David may also be on just before his sunrise.

Niger: 5U5R will be Toni EA5RM March 8-21 0n 5360 CW and SSB. He will receive us on 5371.5 or 5403.5

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D4Z Cape Verde Island:  This is 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.

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3D2R Rotuma: 3D2AG Tony will be on the island from mid - March to mid- April, depending on boat schedules. He 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

 

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.

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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

PJ4/NA2AA: March 2, 5 and 6th at 0100z on 5357

Niger: 5U5R March 8-21 0n 5360 CW and SSB

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

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 60 meter websites:

 

http://dxworld.com/60mlog.html

http://60metersonline.com

http://60mband.blogspot.com

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/60-meter_band

http://dxworld.com/60mlog.html

http://tinyurl.com/owbbggk

http://tinyurl.com/pjhd943

https://www.dropbox.com/s/b8dm3fi62i1qajy/5%20MHz%20Newsletter.pdf

 

You can also go to this DX Watch cluster page and see the 60 meter spots.       http://www.dxwatch.com/dxsd1/dxsd1.php?f=5

If you know anyone who wants to be added to this newsletter, if you have any 60m news to share, or if you are going on a DXpedition and plan a 60m operation, please let me know.

 

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Thanks, Joe W8GEX

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