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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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November 10, 2019
Joe Pater W8GEX


VP6R Pitcairn Island 60M Report
Glenn Johnson W0GJ

If you weren't one of the 935 stations who worked us on 60M, you missed out on a LOT of fun!  We were QRV on 60M from October 23 to November 1, 2019.  

As previously reported in this newsletter, 60M operation was initially denied, but with persistence, we were given permission to use 100 watts and be mindful not to interfere with any primary usage.   We were required to have a satellite phone on standby to receive any calls from New Zealand, should any interference on our part be detected.

Hal, JR4OZR, and I put up a ¼-wave vertical on a Spiderpole fiberglass mast with about 50 radials.   It sat in the clear at 900 feet above sea level. 


For licensing reasons, including the channeling available on the Flex 6700 radios for our region, we were limited to 5.357 MHz for operation.  


We used FT8 and the first night we saw lots of problems with calling stations.   In the Fox mode, FT8 will respond three times to a station and if there is no reply, “three strikes and you're out,” and it moves on to the next station(s).   We could open up a variable number of slots (1 to 5) to reply Hounds, depending upon signal strengths and propagation.   Many stations went through the “three strikes” over and over without the Fox sending acknowledgement.   
After that first night, we contacted the FT8 development team with this problem phenomenon.   We were using version 2.1.0, and once the Fox asks a Hound to respond, there is decoding ONLY if the Hound is using the exact same version, as the decoding algorithms are not backwards compatible with any other release.   We also saw many stations calling below 1000 Hz, and the Fox cannot recognize/decode any stations below 1000 Hx.   The Hounds must be in F/H mode and have “split” selected in order to have the FT8 software move the Hound replies below 1000 Hz to enhance decoding.  W8GEX (your editor) made it into the log the first night!


The second night onward, went much smoother as most stations got the message.  There were times when a very strong and very wide interference would cover the 60M band.   We think this was one of the “Chinese radars,” originating from/by who knows who/where.   We never did get a sat phone call from New Zealand about any interference on our part.


During our final days, we helped Meralda VP6MW and Mike VP6AZ get back on the air with some new and improved antennas.   Meralda is QRV with FT8.   The antennas they have, unfortunately, are not resonant on 60M.

Because we were closer to North America than Europe, we thought we would have difficulty working Europe.   European signals almost always seemed to be stronger than North America.   North Americans were 38% of our contacts, Europe 53% (!!!) and the rest of the world 9%. 

Our very high (above MSL) ¼-wave vertical, which had a very low angle unobstructed take-off, contributed to our success with a record number of 60M QSO's for a DXpedition.
Thanks to everyone for working us and helping make the VP6R Pitcairn Island DXpedition such a success!

73
Glenn W0GJ

Thanks Glenn for being there for us and for a great report!  Great trip!
Joe
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VU7RI Update:  Lakshadweep Island 
Hi Joe

Attached please see the logs for 60m: about 90 QSO I had, mostly EU.  Just above 10% was from the States.  It was fun on 60m as it was a very rare and new band.  Several people were excited about it.  It was more EU than USA on 60m.

Pls check the site -  https://vu7ri.com/daily- news/    I will be adding more photos and updates here.

Once again thank you for the support.

Regards
Shabu M0KRI

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NEW COUNTRY Madagascar 5R8VX:
JF1OCQ, Hiro, and JA8VE, Kuni, will be taking their annual "DX vacation time" on Madagascar as 5R8VX and 5R8KU respectively from November 12-25.   Digital modes include FT8 and FT4. They will have a 43 foot high vertical and Hexbeam.  QSL 5R8VX via JF1OCQ and 5R8KU via JA8VE.

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BOLIVIA CP1XRM:
Antonio, EA5RM, will once again be active as CP1XRM from Bolivia between November 10-30, working as Solidaridad Medica and Radioamateurs Without Frontiers NGO volunteer.  He plans to be on the air during his spare time on 40-10 meters using SSB and the Digital modes.  He may also be on 60 meters. QSL via EA5RM.

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H40 TEMOTU PROVINCE :
Operators  Larry/K1ZW and Rob/N7QT will be active as H40KT and H40TT, respectively, from Pigeon Island (OC-065) from November 14, to 28.  Activity will be on various HF bands and modes.  QSL via M0URX or OQRS. Look for more details to be forthcoming.

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3D2/R - Rotuma Island:
3D2AG, Antoine, reports his next "one-op DXpedition" to Rotuma Island will be November 28, to Jan 5.  He plans to stay for three to four weeks and will emphasize activity on the low bands. This will include Topband and 5 MHz.  There will be NO internet access during the expedition; FT8 logs will be uploaded to ClubLog AFTER the expedition and CW/SSB/RTTY contacts will be recorded on paper logs as customary for "Rotuma Operating Schedule" as listed on  QRZ.com  by bands, frequencies, times (UTC) by regional areas and suggested headings (LP/SP).  The QSL information is as follows: Via 3D2AG, using PayPal to address ( nyeurt@gmail.com ) [preferred, safer] / direct for CW/SSB/RTTY and Club-
Log's OQRS (FT8/Digimodes only). Donations welcome to assist with generator
and fuel procurement for low bands QRO operation. NO  LoTW

Thank you very much. I actually got my boat ticket today, sails on 23rd and arrives in Rotuma 25th Nov. Time to setup etc. perhaps on air 27th.
More details on QRZ page of 3D2AG/P

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KH8/S - Swains Island:
W8S, March 10-25. They plan on being on 60m.  https://swains2020.lldxt.eu. 

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HP – Panama 3E1FP:
In celebration of the 116th anniversary of the Republic of  Panama special event station, 3E1FP will be QRV during the month of November.  The team of operators will include:  HP3BSM,  HP3FL,  HP3QQ,  HP3DBR,  HP3EMS,  HP1RIS, HP1DAV,  HP1GDS and others.  Activity will be on SSB and some CW on 60.
QSL via HP1DAV.

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Niger 5U9AMO:
I will operate 60 meters CW and FT8 during my 5U9AMO operation of Nov.15 to 25, FT8 on 5.357 normal mode  (not F/H) CW on 5.353.  I will have a slow and unreliable internet like many places in Africa says Pierre.  I will be QRV on low bands around my sunrise almost every day.
73 Pierre HB9AMO
QSL to www.m0urx.com www.hb9amo.net/5u9amo.php

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Rwanda  9X2AW by DF2WO:
I am on my way back to Rwanda visiting my friends and have a little fun with Ham radio. This time around, I will use the usual bands:160 to 10.  I will do a lot of FT 8 and on request also CW and SSB.  On 20.11.19 I'm back in Germany. See you, Harald DF2WO

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The latest edition of The 5 MHz Newsletter  is now available
Hi All, The latest edition of  The 5 MHz Newsletter  (No 23 – Spring/Autumn 2019) is now available for free pdf download from the ‘External Links' section of the Wikipedia 60m Band page  The 5 MHz Newsletter  – current edition:  https://www.dropbox. com/s/koz6msf74mtk76t/5%20MHz% 20Newsletter.pdf?dl=0

This edition includes 5 MHz news from 9 countries, features the World of 5 MHz 2019 and an Exercise Blue Ham report.

Cheers,
Paul Gaskell G4MWO, Editor

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South Orkney Islands: VP8/VP8DXU - NEW COUNTRY:

Their last press release stated they will operate on 60 meters.  A big thanks to all that had written them asking for a 60m operation from Feb. 20, 2020 to Mar. 5, 2020.
https://sorkney.com .

They have asked the 60m community to support the project with money.  It took a lot of discussion to overcome the resistance.  Be sure to support this DXpedition.

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Western Kiribati, Tarawa 2020:
T30ET: By Alex 5B4ALX March 18 to April 2 .

One operator 2 stations simultaneously confirm 60m activities 1/4 wave vertical and PA FT8 activities, no need F/H just call non on my QRG and I will work them real time log and map at : https://www.5b4alx.cloud/ t30et-realtime-log/

http://www.5b4alx.cloud/t30et- tarawa-atoll-2020/

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New for 60 meters:   I recently found out that there is an active 60m DX facebook group.  If you are on facebook, might want to check it out!
https://www.facebook.com/ groups/347995275954755/

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Recent Activity

VP6R             3D2AG           HB9BIN         HB9DQM       VP2ETE         S92HP           C31CT           UN7CBY            J35X              

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Upcoming DXpeditions

Panama: 3E1FP during month of Nov.
Rwanda: 9X2AW Nov. 4-16
Bolivia: CP1XRM Nov.10-30

NEW COUNTRY:
Madagascar:
5R8VX Nov.12-25
Temotu: H40KT & H40TT Nov.14-26
Niger: 5U9AMO Nov.15-25
Rotuma: 3D2R Nov.27 to early Dec.

NEW COUNTRY South Orkney Islands: VP8/VP8DXU - Feb. 20, to Mar. 5.
Swains W8S: March 10 – 25, 2020 Western Kiribati:  T30ET- March 11, to April 2, 2020.

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PITCAIRN - NEW COUNTRY:
Now on the air.  Not sure when they will start 60m but hopefully in a few days.

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BOLIVIA CP:
Antonio, EA5RM, will once again be active as CP1XRM from Bolivia from November 10-30, working as Solidaridad Medica and Radioamateurs Without Frontiers NGO volunteer. He plans to be on the air
during his spare time on 40-10 meters using SSB and the Digital modes.
He may also be on 60 meters.  QSL via EA5RM.

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Western Kiribati T30GC:
Stan LZ1GC told me to look for him on 60 starting on 20 October.  He ends his operation on the 23 rd .  QSL to LZ1GC.
73, Don K8MFO
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5T – Mauritania:
5T2KW on CW and "maybe a little SSB" and 5T5PA on SSB and "some FT8" 
will be on the air by ops PA2KW and PA5X.  They will start up the evening of October 19, and go to the morning of October 26.  Delta loops for 60 and receiving beverages.  They prefer QSLing through OQRS Club Log or LoTW, or bureau to PA2KW for 5T2KW and PA5X for 5T5PA.  They emphasize they do not need your QSL so please use OQRS.

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KH8/S - Swains Island:
W8S, March 10-25.  They plan on being on 60m. 
https://swains2020.lldxt.eu. 

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VU7 - Lakshadweep Islands
M0KRI, Shabu, has announced his plans for a DXpedition to the Lakshadweep Islands. He will be using the callsign VU7RI from October 19, to November 3. This will be a three man team and are expected to be on 60m.
They will try to be on from 5pm to 7pm, Indian standard time, and 4am to 6am, Indian standard time.  Please convert to your local time, Ft8 or CW.

Regards, Shabu 

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5R – Madagascar:
JF1OCQ, Hiro, and JA8VE, Kuni, will be taking their annual "DXvacation time" on  Madagascar as 5R8VX and 5R8KU respectively from November 12-25.
Digital modes including FT8 and FT4. They will have a 43 foot high vertical and Hexbeam.  QSL 5R8VX via JF1OCQ and 5R8KU via JA8VE.

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South Orkney Islands: NEW COUNTRY
-
VP8/VP8DXU.

Their last press release stated they will operate on 60 meters.  A big thanks to all that have written them asking for a 60m operation from Feb. 20, to Mar. 5, 2020.
https://sorkney.com .

They have asked the 60m community to support the project with money.  It took a lot of discussion to overcome the resistance.  Be sure to support this DXpedition.

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Recent Activity:

BH7ACO       BG5TRN        VR2ZUZ      ZL4Ol         ZL2CC       LY7C        OH3XI   
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Upcoming DXpeditions

Western Kiribati 2020: T30ET
Single operator 2 stations until Oct. 23 
QSL to 5B4ALX
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Western Kiribati :  
T30GC activity - October 7, to October 23, 2019
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Pitcairn VP6R NEW COUNTRY:
October 18 to Nov. 1
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5T – Mauritania:
October 19 to October 26

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Lakshadweep Islands:  
VU7RI from October 19, to November 3.

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Swains W8S:
March 10 – 25, 2020

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Western Kiribati:  
T30ET- March 11, to April 2, 2020
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Western Kiribati 2020:
T30ET: Tarawa Atoll - Western Kiribati
Single Operator 2 Stations
A new adventure has been confirmed ... will you still be with me?
After my last DXpedition to Niue as E6ET where has generated 14.400 QSOs on 10 bands I will be in Kiribati
from March,18 till April,2 with a target of 20.000 QSOs managing 2 stations at the same time.
Personally I have always tried to guarantee the highest standard of communication, check of donations, speed in
the management of cards and LOTW accreditations as well as the confirmation of accreditation of the lost ARRL
DXpedition.Some data about my last activity:
- Each donation is recorded, as in a company, both on locally saved documents and on the specific page of my site
so that anyone who makes a donation can verify receipt
- Each donation of at least EUR 15.00 generates the release of a personalized "certificate appreciation.
- During the last DXpedition, E6ET received 280 OQRS requests confirmed on LOTW within 7 days of my date in Europe.
- In the first 2 weeks, 396 OQRS requests were received in real time on LOTW and, overall, all paper cards were sent
to the recipients within 20 days after their return to Europe.
- My DXpedition activities usually are confirmed by ARRL (DXCC desk) in less than 2 months after the end
All this guarantees full transparency to those who have kindly decided to support me in my activities from the Pacific
and the maximum efficiency in the correct management of the "after DXped".
The aid received by the donors, from the small amounts to the most important donations, allowed me to move a setup
of two complete stations usually studied for two operators, alone, for 3 continents and 3 intercontinental flights.
Private email communications about the T30ET activity are usually sent to the Donors and Top Donors email address
in order to inform them about any update.
I hope to have you among my donors for T30ET and to have shown you that your donation, whether small or "important"
has been and will be used in the best way for what you have done for it.
73, Dave WD5COV

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HQ9X in Honduras:

My game plan is to transmit CW or FT8 on one of these frequencies: 5332, 5348, 5358.5, 5373, or 5405. 
These are the AUTHORIZED Honduran frequencies.   From my last trip here, the only frequency I was able
to use was 5405, as the others were busy with “non-ham” activity, and 60m is a secondary, non-interference
allocation for HR ops.  I will also be listening split, most likely around 5354.  I will be on from 02z thru
European sunrise both Tuesday and Wednesday Oct 1 and 2.   LOTW data will be uploaded after I get home
next week.  QSL to W1UE or KQ1F.

Dennis HQ9X / W1UE

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5R – Madagascar:

JF1OCQ, Hiro, and JA8VE, Kuni, will be taking their annual "DXvacation time" on from Madagascar as
5R8VX and 5R8KU respectively from November 12-25.

Digital modes including FT8 and FT4. They will have a 43 foot high vertical and Hexbeam.  QSL 5R8VX
via JF1OCQ and 5R8KU via JA8VE.

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South Orkney Islands: VP8/VP8DXU - NEW COUNTR Y:

Their last press release stated they will operate on 60 meters.  A big thanks to all that had written them
asking for a 60m operation from Feb. 20, 2020 to Mar. 5, 2020. https://sorkney.com .

They have asked the 60m community to support the project with money.  It took a lot of discussion to
overcome the resistance. 
Be sure to support this DXpedition.

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Looking for CW QSO's:

I am very active in 60 meters and I have very good conditions for DX from my QTH in Patagonia.  I find
very little activity in the band at CW, although I have many contacts with Europe.  I'm QRV for sked, even
with USA in split.   My mail is  sergio@lu7ys.com.ar

73 es DX de Sergio LU7YS

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September 19, 2019
Joe Pater W8GEX



Pitcairn 60m permission story

The story about obtaining permission for 60m on Pitcairn:

Ralph K0IR, team leader for the Pitcairn VP6R DXpedition, had been turned down by the licensing folks in New Zealand
for permission to operate 60m. He had his hands full testing equipment and getting the container ready for shipment to
New Zealand and, knowing I had helped many teams get on this band in the past, asked if I would help in winning permission.
I knew I would need help on this project, so I asked Paul G4MWO and Mike ZL4OL for assistance. Between the three of us,
plus Ralph, we sent many, many emails. First we wrote Shirley Dillon of the Pitcairn administrative office in New Zealand.
She referred the request to Bill Haigh, Telecommunications Network Manager for the Government of the Pitcairn Islands,
and he again denied the request. Not ready to give up, Paul wrote to Laura Clarke, the Pitcairn Governor who lives off island
as she is also the UK High Commissioner for New Zealand. With his letter he sent supporting documents from the ITU WRC-15
conference, showing 60m had been allocated worldwide. Unsure if the email had been delivered, Mike volunteered to call her,
but with no luck. In the meantime, in response to a fax, Paul received a note from the Governor’s secretary saying that the Governor
was on leave, but she would pass on the letter upon her return. When Paul finally did get a response from the fax, the situation at
that point still remained unchanged.By now Meralda Warren VP6MW, who lives on the island, had joined our team. She had been
very active from 1984 until recently when she had some equipment failure. Meralda asked Bill for permission and also got a “no”
answer. Then she asked the Pitcairn Island Council if they would ask Bill Haigh to reconsider, which led to several meetings on this i
ssue. One reason Bill was turning us down is that he was reading old 60m documents and was concerned about interference, so we
needed to bring him up-to-date. Paul G4MWO is great on this type of research, so he provided outstanding information for his review.
In the meantime, Mike ZL4OL had asked John Moriarty ZL2JPM of NZART and the IARU Liaison officer in New Zealand, for help.
John knew that the ITU WRC-15 60m frequencies were 300 kc away from the New Zealand Search & Rescue frequency, and
interference shouldn’t be a problem, so he contacted Bill and explained the frequency range and the 2017 ITU 60m frequency
allocation. Shortly after this, our permission was finally granted.Confusing to say the least, but as you can tell, this team of K0IR,
ZL4OL, G4MWO, VP6MW, ZL2JPM and W8GEX has worked tirelessly for the past several months in obtaining this permission.
At times we were about to give up, but we persevered. Paul and I have worked on other licensing projects and Mike, being a local
down under, was so helpful because he knew the right people to contact. It was my privilege to work with such an outstanding crew
and for the team of VP6R.Our most sincere gratitude goes to Bill Haigh ZL1BUQ, the Telecommunications Network Manager for
the Government of the Pitcairn Islands for his reconsideration of this permit.
The team said they are looking forward to operating 60 meters and we are all looking forward to the ATNO.
Joe W8GEX


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VU7 - Lakshadweep Islands

M0KRI, Shabu, has announced his plans for a DXpedition to the
Lakshadweep Islands. He will be using the callsign VU7RI from October
19 to November 3. This will be a three man team and are expected to be on 60m.
They will try to be on 5pm to 7pm Indian standard time and 4am to 6am Indian standard time.

Please convert to your local time, Ft8 or CW.

Regards, Shabu

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T6 – Afghanistan - From Kabul T6AA

Robert has plans to start up early in this month and continue until summer, 2021. Robert thinks he will mostly
do CW "with some SSB and digital modes," 160-6M. LoTW will be the initial primary QSL route. OQRS QSLing
for paper cards direct only is being worked up. For updates: https://www.qrz.com/db/t6aa. Robert adds that he will
be on 60 meters CW and expects to be transmitting "somewhere around 5352.5 up to 5355" KHz.

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South Orkney Islands VP8/VP8DXU - NEW COUNTRY:
Their last press release stated they will operate on 60 meters. A big thanks to all that had written them asking
for a 60m operation from Feb. 20, 2020 to Mar. 5, 2020.
https://sorkney.com
They have asked the 60m community to support the project with money. It took a lot of discussion to overcome
the resistance.
Be sure to support this DXpedition.
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Upcoming DXpeditions:

Western Kiribati: T30GC activity - October 7, to October 23, 2019.

Lakshadweep Islands: VU7RI from October 19, to November 3.

South Orkney Islands: VP8/VP8DXU - NEW COUNTRY:

Feb. 20, to Mar. 5, 2020.

Western Kiribati: T30ET March 11 to April 2, 2020.

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Editor: I need help with the DXpeditions below in BLUE. ZK3A and T33 are one team. The South Orkney
leaders are Dave K3EL and Les W2LK team, and YT1AD is the leader for the Tokelau team. May I suggest sending these
teams a note asking for a 60 meter operation.

3Y - Bouvet Island: Leader Dom 3Z9DX
The following is from the 3Y0I Bouvet DXpedition website: "The southern hemisphere's summer is coming soon, so do
Rebel plans start to accelerate. Announcing the 3Y0I Band Plan - frequencies and modes we'll use while operating from
Bouvet Island. The frequencies listed below are 3Y0I expected transmit frequencies. Listen to the Op for his preferred receive frequencies(split)". See
https://www.rebeldxgroup.com/3y0i-bouvet-band-plan/



South Orkney:
I have asked Gene K5GS a team member about their team operating 60m. This team is very reluctant to do so even
after I pointed out to them that over 200 countries have been on the band and the band is very active. They do have
a team member, Rob N7QT, who operates 60m.

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Kuwait Arrives on 60m:

The Kuwaiti telecom regulator, CITRA, has released the new WRC-15 Amateur Secondary Allocation of 5351.5 – 5366.5 kHz
to Kuwaiti 9K2 licensees
https://citra.gov.kw/sites/En/Documents/National%20Frequency%20Plan.pdf
under ITU Footnote 5.133B, which in the case of Kuwait means a maximum power of 15W EIRP.
The first Kuwaiti ham on the new band was Muhammad, 9K2NO, operating FT8, who is looking forward to working more stations.
Cheers, Paul Gaskell G4MWO,Editor, The 5 MHz Newsletter
https://www.dropbox.com/s/koz6msf74mtk76t/5%20MHz%20Newsletter.pdf?dl=0

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NEW COUNTRIES:

VU7 - Lakshadweep Islands:
M0KRI, Shabu, has announced his plans for a DXpedition to the
Lakshadweep Islands. He will be using the callsign VU7RI from October
19, to November 3. This will be a three man team. More details are expected.
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My 60 Meter Story by Marv Feldman, K4KEW
I have been a ham for over 60 years, but there is always something fresh, new and interesting with the hobby. Here is my story of new
excitement at K4KEW. In October, 2018, I replaced my 15 year old rig with a modern Kenwood TS-590SG. Amongst the new features
of this rig was that of the 60 meter band. I read about this new band with its power and frequency limitations, and was intrigued by its
unique attributes. Since I have had much success on 30 meters with a Bazooka antenna, I put one up for the 60 meter band. It was very
easy for me to trim the antenna for a one-to-one match on 5.357 MHz.

In addition to the new Kenwood hardware, I am enjoying the advantages of two software systems - WSJT for the mode of FT8 and LOTW.
Both of these software systems make DXing a whole new game!

FT8 has become the most popular mode on the bands. Often FT8 signals are the only ones to be heard on many amateur bands. Indeed,
with this mode, I frequently work stations whose signals are 20 dB (or more) below zero!

LOTW not only reduces the cost of QSLing (no more IRCs, SASEs or “green stamps/$$$), but it is faster! Rather than waiting weeks,
months and sometimes years for confirmation, now I often receive LOTW confirmation on the same day of the QSO. Indeed, to date, 91
countries have confirmed our 60 meter DX contacts with uploads to the LOTW system (the other 10 confirmations are with traditional
paper cards).

Here in Florida, 60 meters DX is a joy! While I hear nothing during the daytime, when sunset arrives, the band is full of Europeans!
Additionally, in the early mornings (just before and after our sunrise), the Pacific DX abounds! It has taken me six months to work
over 100 countries on 60 meters and while neither the ARRL nor CQ Magazine offer awards for DX accomplishments on this wonderful
new band, 60METERSONLINE does, so now I am happy to brag proudly of having 10 band DXCC!

See you on 60 meters FT8!
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April 14, 2019
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IMPORTANT NOTE ON 60m:
FT8 QSOs of 22nd February: As part of the capacity-building of the local operator
Tili T2AT using the FT8 mode, the T2AR laptop was used for demonstration purposes.
However when re-entering my own callsign into the JTDX software, a typo was made
between the letters 'R' and 'T', putting out 'T2AT' instead of 'T2AR' for a number of
60m contacts. Please note that all 60m contacts are with T2AR and T2AT has no logs
for them. Please correct in your own logs and QSL via T2AR. The QSL manager for
T2AT will be informed to redirect any mis-sent requests. Apologies for the confusion;
please blame the OM suffering from T2 heatstroke ;-)

Reported by Tony 3D2AG and Henry PG0DX
Pitcairn VP6R: The team “had hoped to operate 60 meters from Pitcairn and
submitted a detailed application to obtain 60 meter privileges".
Unfortunately their request was denied so they will not be able to use the
5MHz band.


Greece: By Flam OZ1AXG
Today, March 12, a lot of activity from Greece on 5.357 MHz FT8. Stations active: SV9RGI, SV3FUP, SV2/SV7CUD, SV8CS,
SV1VJ, SV1BTK, SV2CXW, SV1FKZ, SV1JSO. Today also worked KL7HBK John on 60m FT8. John has been very active on
60 meter and I have been listening for him most morning but no luck. Today I had a good copy of his signal and logged a QSO.
John is on LOTW.
Greece latest newcomer to 60m by Paul G4WMO & Raag SV1XV
A ministerial decision dated 26th February 2019 published in the government gazette of 5th March 2019 introduced a new
Frequency Allocation Table, which authorizes amateur radio use of 5351.5 - 5366.5 kHz, on a secondary basis at 15W EIRP
under the ITU 60m amateur allocation decision of WRC-15. http://www.raag.org/LH2UpLoads/ItemsContent/1219/1219.pdf
Tnx: RAAG, SVIXV

Also reporting from Bo, OZ8ABE:
SV has become active on 60m from today, heard SV and SV9 on ft8.


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Please send your station picture (with you in it) to the webmaster 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
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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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