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

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

12-31-2016

 

December 31, 2016

 

 

I would like to wish all of you a Happy New Year and the best of Dxing during 2017.

 

While working 60m, keep in mind our W6 and W7 friends. They are three hours behind NA East coast.

 

Tonight, could be a big deal as some countries could be granted permission to operate the 60 meter band per WRC-15.

 

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JT65 on 5357 is just a booming place with DX. With lower solar flex the most activity seams to being on the JT65 or JT9 modes. More and more station appears daily.

 

 

Our 60m DXCC leader board is still lead by Bob W4DR with 138 followed by K5RK at 131, W8GEX at 127, K5YY at 118 and WP3UX at 117. You can see the rest of the list by going to our website at

www.60metersonline.com. Click on achievement and then awards.

 

This program was started several years ago to encourage activity on the band. Our program has nothing to do with the ARRL DXCC as they don’t recognize 60m in their award program. It has always given us some initiative to compete with one another and it has worked.

 

While on the website you might want to click on operators and see the pictures of those who you have been working and their stations.

Feel free to take a picture of yourself and your station and send it to our webmaster at webmaster@60metersonline.com be sure to include your name and call as he is not a ham radio operator.

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From CT1EEB:  Just phoned ANACOM and our permit to use 5151.5 to 5366.6 kHz (WRC-15 frequencies) expires in 31st December 2016.

 

A renewal is possible but won't happen until ANACOM reaches an agreement with the Portuguese military, this band has primarily been issued to the military forces.

Renewal is not about to happen until the end of January, at best.

 

So after 1st January 2017 we will be only authorized the use of 5288.5, 5371.5, 5380.5 and 5403.5 kHz.

 

No more 5357 kHz JT65, after 31 December, until further notice :(

 

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

 

 

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 kind regards

Bradley GlenZS5BG

 

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

Please send your station picture with you in it to webmaster@60metersonline.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 webmaster@60metersonline.com

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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.

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Upcoming DXpeditions

 

San Andres: 5K

AA4NC Will and AA4VK Feb 14 to March 7.

 

Dominica: J79WTA until Feb,2017

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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.

 

If you want to be removed from this mailing list please contact me at w8gex@aol.com

 

Thanks, Joe W8GEX

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