Sixitalia Weekly Info Page; Dec. 13-19, 2011
We are testing an italian-language 6m chat try:
Stiamo testando una chat in lingua italiana collegatevi:
Daily Report (Opening reported in Italy, and some interesting reports from EU and North Africa)
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Dec. 12 - Band closed.
Dec. 13 - Band closed.
Dec. 14 - Band closed.
Dec. 15 - Afternoon - TEP: TR8CA
Dec. 16 - Band closed.
Dec. 17 - Band closed.
Dec. 18 - Band closed.
DX News about: 3D, CY0, E5, JA, PJ/, PY, V2, VP2, YV, ZF.
3DA0 - Swaziland - 12.16.11
A team consisting ON4AEO, ON7BK, ZS6AYC, ZR6APT, ZS6GC, ON4CJK, ZS6EB, ON3AEO, ZS6ACT and ZS5LH will be active from Swaziland as 3DA0FC between April 4-11, 2012.
Activity on SSB/RTTY/PSK.
QSL via ON4CJK.
CY0 - Sable Is. - 12.19.11
Murray, WA4DAN, informs OPDX (edited): "The team of Ron/AA4VK and Murray/WA4DAN are making last minute preparations for the upcoming CY0 DXpedition. Gear is currently being prepared for shipment to Maritime Air Ltd in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Some antennas are already on Sable. Because of the recent uptick in high band propagation, increased emphasis will be placed on 10 and 12 meters.
Our goal is to always have one operator on 10 meters during the time that band is open to CY0. We are shipping a three element, 10-meter monoband yagi to the island. This 10-meter yagi will be mounted on top of a 30-foot tower which we will erect upon arrival on the island. It is possible we may have both CY0 stations on 10-meters at peak times. We are looking at ways to physically separate the 10 meter antennas to facilitate that possibility. We were greatly encouraged by the amount of activity in the recent 10-meter contest. We know there is high demand for CY0 on that band. We will do our best to satisfy this demand. We are scheduled to arrive in Halifax on the morning of Dec. 27th. We will confirm all of our gear made it safely and shop for last minute supplies. After an early wake-up on Dec. 28th, we will arrive at Maritime Air and eagerly await for the OIC on Sable and Maritime Air to make the GO/NO GO call on the weather and landing conditions. Landing on Sable is a little tricky as there is no runway on the island. Landing is on the sand which must be relatively firm and free of standing water. Wind speed and wind direction are also critical parameters to the GO/NO GO decision. These decisions are made by the OIC on Sable and Maritime Air. Keep a check on this Web site for more updates as we get closer to departure:
E51 - South Cook - 12.15.11
E51EME - 6m dxpedition to the South Cook Islands - Just leaving for Rarotonga in the Cook Islands until late January. I'll be replacing the 5 element Yagi at E51CG's QTH with a 7 element Yagi and will be active on 6m with my IC706 and a HB 8877 PA ... mostly looking for
Es and F2 propagation, but might appear on JT65a EME at my moonrise or moonset (both over water) during the low degredaation days.
[SOURCE: ZL1RS/E51EME via MMMonVHF]
JA - Japan - 12.17.11
Look for JS6RRR and JS6RRR/6 to operate from Miyako Island (AS-079) from 23 December to 5 January. Activity will be on 160-6 metres CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK31 and FM.
Side trips to the nearby islands of Ikema and Kurima are also being planned. QSL via bureau.
PJ7 - Sint Maarten - 12.19.11.
A group of Polish operators are planning to be active as PJ7PT from Sint Maarten (NA-105) between March 5-18th, 2012. Operators mentioned are Wojciech/SP9PT, Bogdan/SP2EBG, YL Gala/SP2GKS, Jurek/SP3GEM, Czeslaw/SP3HLM and Jozef/SP9-31029. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via SP9PT. For more details and updates,
visit the PJ7PT Web site at: http://www.pj7pt.com
PY - Brazil - 12.15.11
EME as PY1EME on 70cm, 6cm and 2m/6m - Hello Mooners - I will be qrv during summer vacation, from now until the end of January 2012. Planned bands are 70cm ( already qrv ), 6cm ( by the end of this month ), 6m ( starting next week ) and 2m ( occasionally ) More info about 70cm, 6cm and 6m please take a look at PY1KK on qrz.com. For 2m please check PY1EME on qrz.com. Please send an e-mail if interested on a try on
any of these bands. Vy 73 de Bruce, PY2BS, PY1KK, PY1EME
[SOURCE: W7GJ, via Magic Band EME Group ON MMMonVHF]
YV - Venezuela - 12.15.11
A 10-man team from the Radio Club of Venezuela plan to be active from the vicinity of Angel Falls waterfall, the world’s tallest (979m) between January 3-6, 2012.
Look for them as YX6AJ on CW/SSB/Digi and Satellites.
QSL via YV5AJ.
V2 - Antigua - 12.19.11
Operators Tom/AA9A and Bob/W4OWY will be active from here as V25AA and V25WY, respectively, between February 13-22nd. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via their home callsign. Tom does use LoTW. ADDED NOTE: "The Daily DX" reports that Ed/N2ED (V26G) will team up with Tom and Bob for the ARRL CW DX Contest (February 18-19th). The callsign is not yet known.
VP2V - British Virgin Islands - 12.16.11
Gavin, GM0LVI, will be active from Cooper Island, British Virgin Islands (NA-023), from 11-21 January 2012 as VP2V/GM0LVI. QRV on 20-6 metre CW and SSB. QSL via home call.
[SOURCE: dx-world.net via ICPO]
ZF - Cayman Is. - 12.19.11
Dr. Bill, K9HZ, will be active as ZF2HZ from Rum Point, Grand Cayman Island (NA-016, WLOTA 1042, WW Loc. EK99II) between December 19-29th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW and SSB. Suggested frequencies are listed on QRZ.com. QSL via his home callsign.