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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

 

March 19, 2017

 

 

MADEIRA Island: CT9/OH2BTB   QSL to OH5TB

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Niger 5U5R: Toni EA5RM will TX on 5360 CW and USB. He will listen on 5405 CW and 5403.5 on USB.   March 8 to 21. This team has done a great job handing out ATNO.

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New Country Temotu H40

 

Siegfried, DK9FN as H40FN is active until March 24. He is on 5352 up to 5405.  Main operation will be in CW. QSL to DK9FN

 

3D2R Rotuma: Tony 3D2AG will be on the island from March 23, to April 23. He will be more active at his sunset as he feels propagation is better at that time.

This is a one-man operation.

 

US: On CW he will TX on 5373 listening split on 5405. If simplex, stay on 5405.

 

Europe: At SS he will TX on 5405 and RX on 5360.

 

SSB:  If split, he will TX on 5371.5 and RX on 5403.5.  Simplex stay on 5403.5.

 

JT65: Simplex on 5357.  With propagation so low JT65 might be the best mode but you'll just have to see what signals sound like.

 

You can always check my sunset at this link: https://www.timeanddate.com/sun/fiji/suva

 

Best time for the US is between 1045 to 1100z.  QSL to his 3D2AG call. PayPal is highly recommended due to postal problems.

 

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ST. Kitts: V47JA - I will again be operating from our Calypso Bay, St. Kitts, W.I. home, located 200 feet from the Caribbean Sea, from March 16 until April 5, 2017, and active on 6-160m (incl. 60m) SSB. Also operation in the, CQ WPX (March 25/26) Contest, SOAB, is planned. Radio: Kenwood TS-590S, and Elecraft KPA500 Amplifier. Antennas: 31' 10-40m Vertical, 35' 40/60/80m Top Loaded Vertical, and 6m/3el Yagi. ALL QSL's DIRECT ONLY, to my home call: W5JON or LoTW

 

73 and DX,

John Abbruscato  V47JA - W5JON

 

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From Isle of Man: Jan DJ8NK will be 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

 

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V2 - Antigua and Barbuda -

DL7AFS, Babs, and DJ7ZG, Lot, are heading back to Antigua where they will again be operating as V21ZG from February 28, to March 26.  Listen for them on 80 through 6 Meters, including the new 60 Meter band (5.357 MHz). They will be on the data modes and SSB. Logs will be posted to both LoTW and Club Log:

https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/V21ZG.  You can also QSL direct

with 2 US $ and SAE (self-addressed envelope please).

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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.

Upcoming DXpeditions:

 

V2 - Antigua and Barbuda: DL7AFS, Babs, and DJ7ZG Feb 28 – Mar 26

Temotu H40FN by Siegfried, DK9FN is active until March 24.

QSL to DK9FN

Niger: 5U5R March 8-21 0n 5360 CW and SSB

3D2R Rotuma: 3D2AG Tony will be on the island from mid-March to mid-April depending on boat schedules.

Isle of Man: GT4BRS April 17 to 21 by DJ8NK

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