Newsletter

QRZ callsign lookup:

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

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

 

June 19, 2017

 

I’ll be QRV on Thursday late afternoon, June 22, as C6ADX on 6 and 60 meters until the morning on the 29th. My wife Janet W8CAA will be active as C6AYL.

 

NEW COUNTRY:  Burkina Faso XT2AW

Harald DF2WO tells me he’ll be at XT2AW starting Sept. 29 to Oct. 30. This will be a one man operation. On all modes, QSL to M0OXO.

 

Kenya: 5Z4/DL2RMC Has been active the last few nights on JT65.

5Z - Kenya now has authorization to operate the 60 Meter band, on a share

basis.  Amateur Radio operator from 5Z can now be QRV between 5.275

and 5.450 MHz.  This coming Friday and Saturday nights 5Z4/DL2RMC,

Tom, is planning to be QRV on JT65.

 

Paraguay: Pino ZP4KFX was on JT65 last night. I am sure he’ll be on more.

 

V47JA - I will again be operating from our Calypso Bay, St. Kitts, West Indies vacation home, located 200 feet from the Caribbean Sea, from July 12 until August 5, 2017, and active on 6-160m (incl. 60m) SSB. Also operation in the, RSGB IOTA (July 29/30) Contest, SOAB, SSB, is planned. Radio: Kenwood TS-590S, and Elecraft KPA500 Amplifier. Antennas: 31', 10-40m Vertical, and 35', 40/80m Top Loaded Vertical; and shortened 160m Dipole. On 6m, 4el Yagi.  ALL QSL's DIRECT ONLY, to my home call: W5JON or LoTW

73 and DX,John Abbruscato  V47JA - W5JON

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H40, TEMOTU PROVINCE (Update). Stan, LZ1GC, will once again be active as H40GC from Temotu Province (OC-100) between September 30th and October 20th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via his home callsign, direct, LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS. To see his previous activity, go to http://www.c21gc.com

 

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Market Reef: Per OH3WS should be active from May 25 to June 3.

South Africa:

 

Please could you update the readers on South African 60m activity.We have 10 active wspr stations in South Africa. Most of the inter continental spots are during late evenings and early mornings. Our wspr frequency being 5.287.2 Mhz.

The aim is to gather information to add stats for future 60m band allocation.

Kind regards

Bradley Glen ZS5BG

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Hi Joe, in May I have been active on 60 Meters from Farm Wüstenquell in the Namib Desert. Condx have been poor. I made 24 QSOs with EU and one contact with NA. The Antenna was a  40m-Vertical with a

loading coil for 60 m and 12 radials each 10 m long. I have been running 50 W out from my ICOM IC7400.

My next 60 Meter-activity in Namibia will be in 2018.

vy 73,Gunter, V51WH

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5 MHz for Jamaica:

Hot on the heels of now being code-free, Jamaica also has access to 5 MHz.

In a recent update to their National Frequency Allocation Table published by regulator the Jamaican Spectrum Management Authority (SMA), the WRC-15 60m Amateur Secondary Allocation of 5351.5 – 5366.5 kHz has been granted under ITU Footnote 5.133B, which in the case of Jamaica means a maximum power of 25W EIRP.

Spokesman for the Jamaican Amateur Radio Association (JARA), 2nd Vice-President  Ivor, 6Y5DW, said that JARA is advocating use of the new IARU Region 2 60m band plan.

Jamaica SMA National Frequency Allocation Table (p.8)

http://www.sma.gov.jm/sites/default/files/Jamaica_National_FrequencyAllocationTable_Aug_26_2016.pdf

Jamaican Amateur Radio Association (JARA)

http://www.jamaicaham.org/

(Tnx: 6Y5DW, 6Y5HN, SMA, JARA)

73 Paul, G4MWO,Editor,The 5 MHz Newsletter

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Upcoming DXpeditions:

 

Burkina Faso XT2AW BY DF2WO, Sept. 29 to Oct. 30.  QSL to M0OXO

 

3Y0 - BOUVET ISLAND: From their website

 

The January-February, 2018 3Y0Z Bouvet Island DXpedition team has

posted a propagation page on their website (http://www.bouvetdx.org).

It has videos showing propagation predictions for that early 2018

time frame.  The tab for the propagation is in the header menu.  You

can choose time, frequency and signal strength for your QTH.  This is

based on the average sunspot numbers forecast for January, 2018.

 

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.

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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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