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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

 

October 5, 2017

 

 

Bonaire: PJ4/NA2AA David will be active from the island of Bonaire, 10/22 through 11/3.  Operations will be sporadic and either late night or just prior to sunrise.  He will self spot on DX Watch with transmit and split frequencies listed.  Requests for skeds are welcome via his email address from QRZ.com.

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T2 – Tuvalu:  3D2AG, Tony, is planning to do some environmental work on Funafuti Atoll around October 20th, for about a week. He does not have his

callsign yet. Tony hopes to be active during [his] free time on the

amateur bands 160m to 6m (including 60m), CW/SSB/RTTY and digital

modes (JT65, FT8)". QSL via 3D2AG.

 

3D2 – Rotuma:  A team of five plans to put it on the air February 23-March 16, 160-10M "all main modes."  The ops are 3D2AG, DJ9RR, DK2AMM, DL6JGN and PA3EWP.  They have requested the 3D2EU callsign.  QSL via DK2AMM.

 

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Sao Tome: S9YY The German team has been active and will be there until Oct. 12. QSL to DH7WW

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KG4 - Guantanamo Bay:  Three ops are going there in October, with area clearances in hand to allow their visit to the US Navy Base, arrival October 6.  W4WV, callsign KG4WV, Bill will stay for two weeks, his homeward trip being

on October 20th.  W6HGF, callsign KG4HF, Al will be on that same schedule.  KQ4LA, callsign KG4LA, Jeff will just be there for a week, with his return home on October 13.  They plan to work all the bands that are open, from 160-6, and on the CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK modes.  QSL to their home calls

NEW COUNTRY 3Y0 - BOUVET ISLAND: Hope to have their 60m band plan soon. The operation is planned for Jan. 2018

CT9 - Madeira Island: Jan DJ8NK was unable to get 60 meter permission.

 

V4 - St. Kitts:  V47JA, aka W5JON, reports no damage to his Calypso Bay vacation home except for his antennas, which were all destroyed.  He will be there again October 15-November 7 and plan to be on 60M.

QSL direct to W5JON or use LoTW.

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New Country Burkina Faso XT2AW: By DF2WO

Harald DF2WO tells me he’ll be at XT2AW starting Sept. 29 to Oct. 30. This will be a one-man operation. He plans to be on 60m about every night. With conditions the way they are, he may be on JT65 and FT8 more than CW or SSB.   QSL to M0OXO.

Harald has been very active!

 

 

H40, TEMOTU PROVINCE (Update)

Stan, LZ1GC, will once again be active as H40GC from Temotu Province (OC-100) between September 30th and October 20th. QSL via his home callsign, direct, LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS.

 

To see his previous activity, go to http://www.c21gc.com on H40GC WEB SITE - in end of part " H40GC plans " is table with the transmitting.

 

I will be QRV all days on 60 meter. For USA stations, I will QRV between 12:00 and 12:30 GMT.  For Europe, I will be on 60 m about 07:30 GMT. Please for patience, because I will be also QRV near these times on 160 and 80 meters! During H40GC activity, I will have stops no more 3-4 hours per a day - only for sleep and eat / coffee.

 

73! Stan, LZ1GC (H40GC).

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Upcoming DXpeditions:

 

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

 

Sao Tome S9YY Until Oct 12 QSL to DH7WW

 

H40, TEMOTU PROVINCE H4C Sept 30, to Oct. 30. QSL LZ1GC0G

 

KG4 - Guantanamo Bay Oct 6 for 2 weeks

 

T2 Vuvalu: Around Oct 20 for a week QSL Tony 3D2AG

 

PJ4 Bonaire: David NA2AA Oct 22 to Nov. 3

 

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 timeframe.  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.

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60m Website: The 60m website is: 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

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Thanks, Joe W8GEX

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