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December 21, 2016
Update..I have attached an article from PA2S. Henk has written a very nice article that is easy, simple reading. He has some interesting topics for all of us. Get it here!
Germany has permission:
Welcome to the band. Yesterday Germany received permission to operate the 60m band and were they ready. After years of waiting the DL’s hit the airway with a big bang handing out new ones. Felix DP1POL from the German Antarctica research station was active on JT65. So a big night for everyone.
Food for thought from PA2S:
Promote using JT9 instead of JT65. The performance is comparable, but the bandwidth is just a fraction. Last week, with the OH's active, it was very crowded, just like 40m. It is likely that January will be very hectic, with a number of new allocations. With JT9, theoretically about 10 times as many stations will fit, but in practice, some guard bandwidth is lost, but I assume that a factor of 5 is realistic.
WSJT-X or JTDX are both suited for JT9. With JTalert (http://hamapps.com), automatic logging to various software etc. is possible. I use DXKeeper, it works flawlessly (including uploading to online QSL etc.).
Both programs can decode JT65 and JT9 simultaneously, do nothing should be missed.
Your humble and always watching 60m colleague,
Russia from Roma RW3ADB - SWL
Last night I SWL 60m in JT65.
02:08 2 -24 -0,3 35 K CP6CL WP3UX R-10
01:00 4 -22 -1,2 -89 K KF2T VP8ALJ 73
00:58 3 -22 -1,1 -89 K KF2T VP8ALJ -18
00:52 3 -22 -1,2 140 K K1OF VP8ALJ 73
00:50 2 -23 -1,1 140 K K1OF VP8ALJ -15
00:36 2 -23 -1,2 143 K W4DR VP8ALJ -13
All other EU in .txt file-log. I do it specialy manualy.
FT897, LDG AT100Pro and 5/9 Sirio-CB vert ant.
I can't find email's VP8ALJ and WP3UX.
Pse inform community via your magic newsletters!
Merry xmas and hpy new year 2017!
South Africa: Bradley ZS5BG reports he is hearing a lot of QSO’s. If you want to work South Africa, here is his info:
USB Dial Frequency = TX center Frequency – 1.5 KHz
Dial Freq = 5.290 MHz – 1.5 KHz = 5.2885 kHz
South Africa TX 5.2885 khz(Center of our digital mode channel is 5290 khz)
RX 5.357 khz
Other countries: TX 5.357 khz
RX 5.2885 khz
For some this is standard "split frequency" working as when one works dx pile ups and the other station is working x amount khz up or down .
I am hoping to work a few stations until the regulations are signed whereas we can revert to TX and RX on the given 5.357 khz allocation as per the wsjt-x program.At least some contacts can be made on this band till then.
407CC has been active on the band. His info is on QRZ.COM The last issue I posted, I said his information was not on QRZ, but that was incorrect. Sorry for the misinformation.
60m Website: The 60m website is at www.60metersonline.com
Please send your station picture with you in it to email@example.com and we 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
San Andres: 5K
AA4NC Will and AA4VK Feb 14 to March 7.
Dominica: J79WTA until Feb,2017
These are stations that were active or made a SWL spot on the DX Watch cluster: 60m SSB
9A6W DJ2FL EA8AK EU7A G3SED G4VPX
G6UTH G8XXJ GW4LPB IU7A/SWL KH6SAT LA5YJ
M0LHS M0YDH OK7GU ON4AXU ON4CJU ON4LUC
ON8KW OP8M PA3BQC PG2LR PU2KNM SO1WS
V47JA VA7TF VE1YX VK6AC/SWL VP5/AA4NC
VP5/W5CW WP3UX YL2SM ZD8V ZS6EZ
JT65 activity on 5.357
4Z5ML 9K2YM 9Y4NW EA5KL EB3JT EU1ST
EU7A G3MPN GM0HUU HA5CPN KH6SAT
VE3FDZ ON4AOI KL7J KL7HBK KP4KD
LX1DA LZ2DF M0TAZ MW0RSS OM5KM
ON4CBA ON7ZJ ON8KW OP8M OZ2PJ
OZ2U OZ6GH PA2S PB8DX PH7Y PA0BWL
SM7DLK SA0BFG VE2GQF VA3HP
VA3MJR VE3FDZ VE3ON VE3RUV
VE6GAZ WP3UX WP4JLU YO1IS
60 meter websites:
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
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Thanks, Joe W8GEX
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