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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

 

April 16, 2017

 

 

I want to thank Valerie NV9L for the interview about 60 meters last Wednesday on Ham Nation.  I had a great response from people wanting to sign up for the 60 Meter DX newsletter.  You can watch it on You Tube and search Ham Nation 295.

From Isle of Man: Jan DJ8NK will be TONIGHT.

 

Arriving on 15 April and hope to get the 60M antenna up before darkness, so that I will have the chance to work during that night. Call sign will be GT4BRS.

 

I fly home on 22 April at 09:00. So most likely I have to take down the antennas on 21st before any evening opening on 60M to W land. Activity will be on CW, SSB, RTTY and JT65. They also plan to have some activity on Top Band (160m) and special efforts on 5 MHz (60m) to the West Coast of the USA (CW, JT65 and SSB) for an ATNO on 60 meters.

 

vy73 Jan DJ8NK

 

NEW COUNTRY3X - Guinea -

 

French ops F5RAV, Luc, and Gerard, F5NVF, have announced they will be

QRV as 3XY4D from Conakry starting October 27th.  Plans are to be

active on 3.5 through 28 MHz on SSB and CW, including the WARC-79

bands and possibly the new 60 Meter band, through November 6th.  They

will also participate in the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest running 100

watts and dipoles.  QSL direct only to F5RAV.

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New Country Market Reef OJ0:

OJ0 - Market Reef -

 

The callsign that OH3WS, Pasi, will use from Market Reef on May 6th and 7th will be his OJ0W call

OH3WS, Pasi, tells us he is planning to visit Market Reef again early next month.  This short trip will be for May 6 and 7 only.  While there he'll be checking "the new beam" to see "if it has survived OK during winter".  He should be able to operate on the six bands between 14 and 50 MHz.  Pasi will also test operations on 60 Meters, as Finnish Amateur Radio Operators have recently been authorized on the new 5 MHz and.  There he will be on CW, and possibly SSB around 5354 KHz.  He'll be listening on other frequencies as announced.  His 60 Meter activity will take place during the late evening on Saturday and early hours of Sunday morning, local time.  OJ0 is 3 hours ahead of UTC.  Plans are for him to depart Market Reef around 0400Z on Sunday.  Pasi will be logging with a manual log and QSLs go via the bureau or direct.

 

Hi Joe,

I have just found your interesting 60m band site.  Might be you could be interested in adding a link to the 60m real time propagation map of DXMAPS:

https://www.dxmaps.com/spots/mapg.php?Lan=S&Frec=5&ML=M&Map=W2L&HF=S

73. Gabriel – EA6VQ ____________________________________________________________________________________

ROTUMA:

3D2AG/P Tony is on Rotuna and is active as he was on 5405 CW and also on 5305 SSB with a good signal into North America.

EUROPE: look for him at his sunset. __________________________________________________________________

 

Hi Joe, just a short note to let you know I worked HP1AVS last night. When I read the info in your bulletin I put the country HP in my Android DX Alert app and was alerted promptly when K6EID spotted HP1AVS.

Now waiting for the OH0 next week, see ADXO.

Frank PA7F

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Upcoming DXpeditions:

 

3D2R Rotuma: 3D2AG Tony will be on the island until April 23, depending on boat schedules.

Isle of Man: GT4BRS April 17 - 21 by DJ8NK

Market Reef  OJ0:  May 6 & 7

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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.

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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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