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Useful and interesting 60m/5MHz links (as always - thanks, Joe!):

Paul Gaskell, G4MWO, editor of the 5MHz Newsletter



https://www.dropbox.com/s/b8dm3fi62i1qajy/5%20MHz%20Newsletter.pdf

And the OK1RP, Petr page: http://60mband.blogspot.se/2015/10/the-5-mhz-newsletter-edition-14-summer.html

http://www.arrl.org/60-meter-faq

Another page that you ought to like is this, which includes among other things, a worldwide 5MHz channel list:
http://hflink.com/5mhz/

You should also try the VE7CC-1 CC Cluster!
Check this URL: http://ve7cc.net/

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Don’t forget our website at www.60metersonline.com . We are still looking for more pictures. On the home page,
click on pictures to see those that have already sent theirs. We want to put a face to your call sign.

Submit your photos to webmaster@60metersonline.com . We would also be happy to post your country totals.

Send those numbers to our webmaster as well. They are posted on the home page under the “Achievement” button.
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October 20, 2017

Joe W8GEX

Tony 3D2AG reports:
Tuvalu T2AR
Still leaving for T2 Saturday
and should be on air from 22nd or 23rd.

My call will be: T2AR.
VY 73 and cu from T2,
Tony 3D2AG

October 18, 2017

Joe W8GEX

 

Jamaica:

The team is Rick (W4GE) 6Y4T, Gaylord (N4SF) 6Y4F, and David (K8AJA) 6Y4J. Their group call will be 6Y4T. Will be active from Oct 25 to 31, and plan to be on every evening. They will TX CW 5.373 and announce UP and the group will RX on 5.405. Will also be on FT8 on 5.357. QSL LoTW, eQSL or direct with $2 USD.
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TUVALU: T2 Tony 3D2AG reports:

Tuvalu dates are 22nd to 27th October. Still awaiting news of my callsign.

VY 73, Tony 3D2AG

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3D2 Rotuma: 3D2EU

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.

Tony 3D2AG will sign 3D2AG/p

For Rotuma 2018, please note that 3D2EU is only for the European team, I will join them but use my own callsign (3D2AG/p) on air and QSLs for 3D2AG contacts are direct to me as usual. I should be on air about a week prior to the start of the 3D2EU operation, and a week after.

VY 73, Tony 3D2AG

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

Sao Tome: S9YY by DH7WW reports he has been active on the band but has a high noise level and is making it difficult to copy.

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 plans to be on 60M.

QSL direct to W5JON or use LoTW .

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New Country Burkina Faso XT2AW : By DF2WO
Harald DF2WO has been very active as XT2AW until 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 .

H40, TEMOTU PROVINCE :
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 meters. 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

H40 - TEMOTU PROVINCE H4C Sept 30, to Oct. 30. QSL LZ1GC 0G

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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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
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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 .

Other 60 meter websites:

http://60mband.blogspot.com

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ 60-meter_band

http://dxworld.com/60mlog.html

http://tinyurl.com/pjhd943 Worldwide 5 MHz Allocations Chart

The 5 MHz Newsletter:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ b8dm3fi62i1qajy/5%20MHz% 20Newsletter.pdf

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

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 or be removed, 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 w8gex@aol.com

Thanks, Joe W8GEX

 

NEW COUNTRY Estonia:

60m will became available in regular basis to Estonian (ES) class A and B amateurs on September 1st 2017 by local time (= 21 UTC Aug 31' 2017). Band segment and max allowed power according by the last ITU rules: 5351,5 to 5366,5 kHz, max 15W EIRP. We have possibilities to use also freq segment 5370-5450kHz with max power 20dBW (100W) TX output but unfortunately so far only on special permission base and only for local rescue communication.

de Arvo/ES1CW, c/o ES9HQ

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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.

Cyprus:

from a month I've released a new blog website at this address : www.5b4alx.cloud

over there you can find information about the activities on 60m and 6m mainly like some articles and QSL info

Can you kindly bring it back to your DX bulletin together with my 60m activity information with a new fullsize vertical 1 / 4l vertical antenna?
you should give a sure sign of the commitment I'm putting in the blog to the service of those who contact me every day.
Thanks in advance 5B4ALX Alex

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Canada: New freqs

http://www.southgatearc.org/ news/2017/august/canada-to- add-5-mhz-and-keep-five- existing-domestic-channels. htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_ medium=email&utm_campaign= Feed%3A+AmateurRadioNews+% 28Southgate+Amateur+Radio+ News%29#.WZsnOVSGPct

Cheers Paul G4MWO Editor, The 5 MHz Newsletter

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  on H40GC WEB SITE - in end of part " H40GC plans " is table with the transmitting frequencies! There is also NOTE about receiving frequencies for European and other counties stations.

I will be QRV all days on 60 meters.


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

H40, TEMOTU PROVINCE H40GC Sept 30, to Oct. 30

3Y0 - BOUVET ISLAND: From their website ( 3Y0_Bouvet Isl. Jan-Feb 2018 )

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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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

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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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Other 60 meter websites:

http://60mband.blogspot.com

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ 60-meter_band

http://dxworld.com/60mlog.html

http://tinyurl.com/pjhd943 Worldwide 5 MHz Allocations Chart

The 5 MHz Newsletter:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ b8dm3fi62i1qajy/5%20MHz% 20Newsletter.pdf

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

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 or be removed, 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 w8gex@aol.com

Thanks, Joe W8GEX

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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

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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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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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Directions to DXCC 60 Meters applicant:

1) Read detailed rules carefully in the W8GEX most recent 60m Newsletter. There will be no SSB or CW only DXCC certificates issued
at this time. There will be NO numbered certificates, to be fair to all DXers and to avoid a situation based on date of application, date of
100th confirmation received, etc.

2) Fill out application form based on your CONFIRMED DXCC contacts on 60m. You will be asked for specific cards after your application
is reviewed. Initial application form with rules can be sent by K3ZXL by emailing him and he will send you a PDF file to fill out and forward
to K5YY. Or you may send a reasonable DXCC alphabetical country list of your 100 CONFIRMED entities of your own design, including your
call, email address and signed attestation and date. Confirmed call, country, date/time of QSO and mode are required for completeness on
whichever form you use.. 60m must be shown on the QSL.

3) Sort QSO details in order by DXCC country prefixes. Only 100 QSOs need be on the application, even if you have more than 100 confirmed.

4) Initial application is sent to K5YY at the QRZ.com address OR via email to k5yy1@cox.net. No cards required at this stage.

5) After review and with any consultations with our advisory team, you will be emailed the specific list of cards K5YY needs to see. You must
include postage for return mail postage the same way the cards were sent to K5YY, ie Registered or Certified mail. This avoids having to send
all 100 cards and is meant to simplify matters while still adhering to ethical standards and some strict protocols.

6) All applicants will be expected to submit about 20-25 cards, especially CONFIRMED QSOs with Africa, Asia, Pacific and South America
if they are on the list of 100 claimed CONFIRMED countries. Other cards will be asked for depending on the complete application list content.
NO email, photo scanned copies of cards will be accepted. No exceptions. All cards asked for will be sent to K5YY for review. Our long time
60m DXer “advisory” members will be used if necessary.

7) Upon return of QSLs to the applicant, one must then send a DXCC processing fee of $15 for USA hams and $20 for foreign hams to K3ZXL
for one of the initial 60m DXCC gold seal certificates. As with the WAS award, the gold seal is applied to the first 25 60m DXCCs issued.

8) Further questions may be sent to me at k5yy1@cox.net . Applications and subsequent cards requested are to be sent to my K5YY QRZ.com
address at my POB 6366 in Springdale, AR 72766.

K5YY

K3ZXL

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G4TUT@
http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2015/december/no_60m_operation_possible_in_vk.htm

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