Sixitalia Weekly Info Page; Oct. 4-10, 2011
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Daily Report (Opening reported in Italy, and some interesting reports from EU and North Africa)
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Oct. 3 - Afternoon - TEP: 5N7M, ST2NH, TJ3AY, ZS6, D4/b, Z2/b. Evening - TEP: ZD7/b, 9Q/b.
Oct. 4 - Afternoon - TEP: 5N7M, D4/b. Evening - TEP: Z2/b.
Oct. 5 - Afternoon - TEP: D4/b, 5N7M, ST2NH, TJ3AY, TR8CA, ZS6, Z2/b, EA8, FY/b. Evening - TEP: Z2/b, ZD7/b, 9Q/b.
Oct. 6 - Afternoon - TEP: D4/b, 5N7M, ST2NH, TJ3AY, TR8CA. Evening - TEP: Z2/b, ZD7/b, 9Q/b.
Oct. 7 - Afternoon - TEP: 5N7M. Evening - TEP: Z2/b, ZD7/b, 9Q/b, LU, CE, PY (South Italy).
Oct. 8 - Afternoon - TEP: 5N7M, Z2/b, ZS6/b, D4/b. Evening - TEP: ZS6, 9Q/b (South Italy).
Oct. 9 - Afternoon - TEP: TJ3AY, 5N7M TR8CA, D4/b.
DX News about: 3DA, 9L, D4, K, LA, T2, V4, VK9C, XU, ZD8.
3DA – Swaziland - 10.04.11
Gert, ZS6AYU and Hannes ZS6BZP hope to operate from the Hawane Resort, near Mbabane, Swaziland over the weekend 21/22/23/24 October 2011, if licences can be obtained in time. The same callsigns (as the November 2010 expedition) have been requested.
3DA0GF on CW only while 3DA0HC will operate on SSB.
QSL via individual H/cs.
9L0W – Sierra Leone - 10.04.11
A German team consisting of Jan DJ8NK, Andy DL5CW, Andreas DL9USA, Karl-Heinz DL2VW and Heye DJ9RR wil be active as 9L0W from Banana island AF-037, Sierra Leone between November 22 to December 4, 2011.
Participation in the CQ WW CW contest during their stay.
QSL via DK2VW. On 9L0W website full details.
D4 - Capo Verde - 10.04.11
Operators Fabio I4UFH, Max IZ4DPV, Luca IK2NCJ, Carlo IK1HJS, Pet IZ8FWN, Dario IZ4UEZ and Gianfranco IT9SPB will be active as D4C on all HF bands from Sao Vicente Island (AF-086, WLOTA 1976, WW Loc. HK76MV), Cape Verde (CQ Zone 35), on 10-30 October, 2011. They will also participate in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (29-30 October) as a Multi-? entry. QSL via IZ4DPV.
[SOURCE: NG3K via ICPO]
K - USA - 01.07.11
Thanks to all who responded with thoughts regarding a drive business trip I need to make between DM13 and CM97. Predictably, only a few FFMA chasers (within meteor scatter range) needed grids located up and down the coastal southern half of California - other than CM79 and offshore CM93/DM02. However, there were a number of the gang who needed grids for their WSJT awards. That's enough "need" for me!
My plan will be to make two grid line stops on the way up to Santa Clara CM94/95 and CM86/87. If the CM86/87 line stop doesn't pan out I will split the time so both get some action. While the trip will focus on WSJT because Es aren't expected, I will be watching for them closely. Anyone needing these grids (but do not use WSJT) wanting to try CW or SSB scatter, simply drop me a note. We'll make a sked and give it go. CM94/95 October 12 starting at 1300z - through morning...will look for Es CM86/87 October 13 starting at 1300z - throughout day if possible ...will look for Es - Call K7BV - Reports
I send grids & use ST/SH for RRR and 73. You please NO grids and DO use SH/ST. Frequency/mod 50.255 - FSK441/ISCAT, me always in 1st sequence. If Es appear, will try 50.155. Station KW to 3el yagi at 20 feet, FT 450 Coordination I do expect to have Internet access to Ping Jockey. ON4KST if Es appear. If I missed anything, please let me know. Thanks for the fun! 73
[SOURCE: Dennis K7BV via [wsjtgroup]-Reflector viam mmmonvhf]
K - USA - 01.07.11
Oct 15-Oct 17, 1600Z-0600Z, N5B/K5NOT, Granbury, TX. Troop 2005. 50.160. QSL. BSA Troop 2005, 10040 Flight Plan Dr, Granbury, TX 76049. [SOURCE: Andy N8OFS GOT6??? via [50mhz]-Reflector via mmmonvhf]
LA - Norway - 10.04.11
LA5UKA Bjørn and LA9VDA Trond will be active as LA6Q from Spjaeroy EU-061 between October 7 – 9, 2011.
QRV on HF & 6m, CW/SSB/DIGI. QSL via LA9VDA.
T2 - Tuvalu - 10.07.11
With the "Pacific DXers" postponing their DXpedition to Nauru, the group has reorganzied their first DXpedition to Tuvalu to take place between November 11th and December 8th. Callsign will be T2T.
Operators mentioned are Eddie/VK4AN, Bill/VK4FW, Eric/VK4NEF, Tim/NL8F, Jay/K4ZLE and Julian/W5SL. Activity will be on all HF
bands, 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. They expect to have at least 3 stations on the air with a dedicated station set up on 6 meters running in an interrupted beacon mode. QSL Manager is the Pacific DXers, or by the Bureau via VK4FW. Bureau requests are also accepted by E-mail to eliminate sending your QSL via the Bureau (saves time!). PLEASE NOTE: VK4FW is the current QSL Manager for Pacific DXers: Bill Horner, 13 McConnell Rd, Maidenwell, QLD 4615, Australia --or-- via E-mail:
If an InterNet connection (doubtful) can be established during the operation an online log will be updated on a regular basis, otherwise it will be uploaded as soon as they retrn home. LoTW and eQSL will be uploaded within 12 months after the operation finishes
For more details and updates, visit: http://c21.pacific-dxers.com/T2T.html
Please note: Operators K4ZLE, VK4AN, VK4FW, VK4NEF and W5SL will operate from Fiji prior to Tuvalu between October 26th and November 9th.
[SOURCE: Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin via mmmonvhf]
V4 - Saint Kitts & Nevis - 10.07.11
John, W5JON and XYL Cathy, W5HAM will once again be active as V47JA and V47HAM respectively from Calypso Bay, island of St. Kitts (IOTA NA-104, WW Loc. FK87PG), between 10 October and 5 November 2011. QRV on 80-6m SSB (including 60m). John will also participate in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (29-30 October) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL both callsigns via W5JON (QRZ.com)
[SOURCE: NG3K via ICPO]
VK9_c - Cocos Keeling Is.
Lot, DJ7ZG and Babs, DL7AFS (www.qsl.net/dl7afs/) will be active as VK9CX from the Cocos (Keeling) Islands (OC-003) from 19 October to 9 November. They plan to operate RTTY, PSK and SSB on 80-6 metres. QSL via DL7AFS.
XU - Cambodia - 10.05.11
Hiroo,JA2EZD, is active again as XU7SSB and XU7AAA working in SSB on 17m-6m until the mid of October. QSL via homecall.
[SOURCE: DXNL via mmmonvhf]
ZD8 - Ascension Is. - 10.09.11
ZD8, ASCENSION ISLAND. Operators Allan/W6HGF/ZD8F and Tom/K7ZZ/ZD8ZZ will be active from Garden Cottage on top of Green Mountain on Ascension Island (AF-003) sometime in early November for two weeks. Look for Allan to focus on RTTY, while Tom will provide the CW operations. QSL via their home callsigns direct only or LoTW. More details will be forthcoming.