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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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May 10, 2019
Joe Pater W8GEX



NEW COUNTRIES
Futuna island FW/G0VJG
Update from Nobby, G0VJG, to remind us that his plans are going well
for his trip to 3D2 and FW for May 8, and be QRV there for 14 days. Please be aware dates may change according to local conditions.
QSL Manager M0OXO


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.

HH - Haiti
HH6/N3BNA and HH6/K3MSB, Dale and Mark, will be in Haiti on a short
work trip, May 4-11. Not sure about how much they can be on the air;
they do hope to do some 160 and 60M. QSL HH6/N3BNA for KA2AEV and
HH6/K3MSB to his own home QTH

Western Kiribati:

This year will be T30GC activity only! I will be there together with Mitko, LZ3NY.
T30GC activity will be between 7 October 2019 and 23 October 2019.
The tickets are purchased, the accommodation is reserved and the license is obtained!

Yes, we will be QRV on 60 m during T30GC activity! I will try to operate more time on 60 m - CW and SSB.

So, for now.
73! Stan, LZ1GC


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!


Upcoming DXpeditions:

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

HH – Haiti: HH6/N3BNA and HH6/K3MSB, May 4-11.

Recent Activity
ZL4OL HR5/F2JD HH6/N3BNA YB9Y I0SNY TK/DB4BJ

NEW COUNTRIES:
Lakshadweep Islands VU7RI from October 19 to November 3

Futuna island FW/G0VJG May 8, for 14 days

TK – Corsica: TK/DB4BJ, May 17.

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NEW COUNTRY
Futuna island
FW/G0VJG

Update from Nobby, G0VJG, to remind us that his plans are going well for his trip to 3D2 and FW for May 8th. and will be
QRV there for 14 days. Please be aware dates may change according to local conditions. QSL Manager M0OXO.

C5 Gambia
Has been very activity as C5DL until April 15 http://www.dl7df.de/c5.
AegeanDXgroup and Athens QRP reported by SV1GRN

Net invite you on May 5, 2019 in a meeting on 60 meters to study the propagation on the frequencies (5351.5 - 5366.5 MHz)
of the band. A call to test the propagation on 60 meters, at noon and while in the grayline, using NVIS antennas and QRP power.

Duration: 09:00 - 11:00 UTC and 16:00 - 18:00 UTC
Power: QRP not exceeding 5 Watts
Modes: CW (5351.5 – 5354 MHz), SSB(USB) (5354 – 5364 MHz), BPSK31 (366 - 5366.5 MHz).
Stations can transmit on any or all modes.

Please sent Log (in adif, cabrillo, word or excel format) with real RS(T), QTH locator and Antenna description to:
sv8cyr@gmail.com

Participants will receive souvenirs. The participants with top qso’s (independently of modes) will receive commemorative
gifts.

From New Zealand:
A couple of items. A couple of days ago there was a pirate calling CQ with my callsign on 5357 FT8. New Zealand does
not have access to 5357. You can find ZL's on 5362. Drop us a line and we are happy to work you there or split.

73, Mike ZL4OL

9G - Ghana
IZ4YGS, Matteo, will be active again from Ghana between April 13th and
May 7th. In his spare time he will be on 20, 30, 40, 60, 80 and 160
meters, mostly on FT8 and SSB. His setup will include a Yaesu FT-891,
small 300 watt amplifier and vertical antennas. QSL direct via home
call IZ4YGS.

Western Kiribati:
This year will be T30GC activity only!

I will be there together with Mitko, LZ3NY.
T30GC activity will be between 7 October 2019 and 23 October 2019. The tickets are purchased, the accommodation
is reserved and the license is obtained!

Sorry, but E51/ N is cancelled, due different reasons! Probably, I will try E51/N in next year.

Joe,
Yes, We will be QRV on 60 m during T30GC activity! I will try to operate more time on 60 m - CW and SSB.
So, for now.
73! Stan, LZ1GC

Recent Activity
SV5DKL SV9RGI SV9CVY 9A1AA 9A5CW E76C Z39A LX1NO
LZ2II VP8EME EY8MM BG9NJY 4O7CC SO1WS C5DL 9G5AR
HR5/F2JD
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Joe Pater W8GEX

New country: 6W – Senegal

Tuvalu - T2AR and Rotuma:
3D2AG, Antoine, is planning two expeditions. 3D2AG/p to Rotuma

will "likely take place" in April. The plan is to focus on the low bands,
high power when required. Antoine says beware of pirate stations on
FT8 impersonating the Rotuma expedition and the T2 one: see the next
story


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.


9G, GHANA. Matteo, IZ4YGS, will once again be active as 9G5GS from Sanzule,
West Takoradi (Western Region), Ghana, starting April 13th.

5T - Mauritania
5T5PA by PA5X, Johannes, says he is back in Africa. QSL using LoTW or a paper QSL, bureau or direct to his home call,
PA5X. He says "Please be patient [for a QSL] due to working abroad." He started February 17, and will be there for six months.
Will be using an inverted V to cover 60.

Recent Activity
E6ET SV5KKU GU0VPA 6W7/ON4AVT 6W7F5NHJ
JW4PUA ZL4OL


Upcoming DXpeditions



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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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