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Sixitalia Weekly Info Page; Jan. 10-16, 2012

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Daily Report (Opening reported in Italy, and some interesting reports from EU and North Africa)


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Note: a serious demage at my main pc make me some problems... so could be i've missed some info; i'm sorry for that. Problem could be continue for some days :-(, IK0FTA


Jan. 9 - Nothing Today. 

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DX News about: 3D2, 8Q, GM, JD1, VP6, VU, ZF, ZS.


3D2C – Conway Reef - 12.01.12

From September 25 to October 6, 2012 a team consisting of YT1AD, K3LP, UA4HOX, N6PSE, PY5EG, RW4NW, WD5COV, EA1IR, AA4NN, AH6HY, AD6E, I2VGW and K6SRZ will be active as 3D2C from Conway Reef.
This team were active from Rotuma as 3D2R last year.
At this time, there are still two places available to join the team.
More information can be found in 3D2C web site: http://www.yt1ad.info/3d2c/index.html
[SOURCE: dx-world.net]

8Q - Maldives - 16.01.12

Date Change - Operators Bert/CX3AN and Mario/CX4CR will be active as 8Q7HU from Maafushi Island, Kaafu Atoll (AS-013), between February 6-15th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. There will be a special emphasis on South America.


GM - Scotland - 13.01.12

Allan GM3OZB, Barry GM3YEH, Bill GM3ZRT, John GM0DJG, Gordon MM0BIM and Declan EI6FR plan to be active from St. Kilda EU-059 as GM7WCO/p between May 16-21, 2012.
QRV on HF/6m using CW, SSB, possibly RTTY.
[SOURCE: dx-world.net]


JD1- Ogasawara - 16.01.12


Koji, JI1LET, will once again be active as JI1LET/JD1 from Chichijima Islands (AS-031) between April 29th and May 5th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via his home callsign.

VP6T – Pitcairn Island - 12.01.12

UPDATE from VP6T Team: Since we received many requests asking for 6m operation, EME, SSTV, 60m, etc we would like to clarify the following: We are a small team of 5 operators, and are very limited in baggage weight and size, mainly on the Air Tahiti domestic flight. So we had to make choices. While most of us are 6m operators, we decided not to spend much of our precious time and effort on this band. No antenna will be taken for 6m, as well as no time slot booked in our operation schedule (it will already be very hard to keep 3 HF stations running 24/7 with 5 operators).
On the other side, we are aware there is potentially an old 5ele Yagi 6m antenna (probably left by OH2BR). If time permits, we will try to locate it and if it is still in good shape after 12 years spent on the island, then we may install it and make some tests on 6m, using conventional modes (CW and/or SSB). In that case, it will be announced on the VP6T web site, or on air by the HF operators.
So to summarize, 6m operation from Pitcairn has not been on our agenda since the early planning stage, as well as all others bands/modes that are not specified on the web site. Thank you for your understanding.

December 12, 2011 – Exactly one month from now, the VP6T team will start its journey to French Polynesia, with the first stop in Tahiti for 3 days before taking a small airplane to Mangareva Island, the closest airstrip to Pitcairn. From there, we will sail for approx. three days and expect to start transmitting on around January 20th (weather dependent).
Despite recent issues with boat transportation, we now secured this last critical leg of the trip, and the good news is that we will extend our stay on the island for one extra week. Therefore, instead of the initially planned 20-29 January operation, we will be on air until February 4th, giving one more week the opportunity to contact us.
We remind you that the entire trip and stay on the island is paid in full by each of the five operators and that any contribution/support will help us to offset the high logistical costs: due to airline restrictions we had to ship all masts, antennas and heavy items in advance by plane and ship from France to Mangareva. We would like to thank all individuals and especially the Foundations and Clubs as well as equipment suppliers that already support us.
Additionally, we plan to be active from Tahiti and if time permits from Mangareva (Gambier islands – IOTA OC-063) with callsign TX6T.
QSL for both VP6T and TX6T via Nigel G3TXF.
More info is available on the VP6T website: http://www.vp6t.org/
[SOURCE: dx-world.net]


VU - India - 13.01.12

Members of the Indian Institute of Hams (VU2IIH) of Bangalore and the Mangalore Amateur Radio Club (VU2RDO) will activate special event radio station VU17NYF during the 17th National Youth Festival from 12-16 January, 2012. Activity will be on the HF and VHF bands. QSL via direct (w/3 IRCs - see address on QRZ.com) or by the bureau. Info on the event at: www.nyf2012.in/nyf
[SOURCE: OPDX Bulletin via ICPO]

ZF - Cayman Is. - 13.0.12

Daryl, W7TAE, will be active from Grand Cayman (NA-016, WLOTA 1042, Grid Loc. EK99) 22-27 January 2012 as ZF2TE. He will be active on 20-6m mainly SSB and some CW. Plans to be active early morning local time, and afternoons. Operating 100w with 1/2wave vertical antennas on 20 17 15 12 10 and even on 6 metres. He will be active in ARRL VHF Sweepstakes Contest (21-23 January) 6 meters only on Sunday the 22nd. QSL via home call (QRZ.com).

[SOURCE: dx-world.net via ICPO]


ZS - South Africa - 15.01.12

Actual V5/ZS beacons, as reported by Mike, ZS2FM and Ben, ZS5QM, in ZSVHF mailing list, are:

ZS2X/b - 50.006,0
ZS6TWB - 50.040,0
ZS6JON - 50.050,0
ZS3SVD/B - on 50.082,5
V51VHF - 50.300,0
ZS5SIX - 50.321,0

[SOURCE: ZS2FM- ZS5QM Sixitalia]


ZS - South Africa - 15.01.12

The PEARS National VHF/UHF contest starts on Friday 20th January and ends on Sunday 22nd January 2012 and is divided into two sessions. For full details and rules see the latest Blue Book. Please note that in the PEARS contest SSB and CW share the same contest frequencies. This is a wonderful opportunity to work long distances especially on 50 and 144 MHz with many VHF amateurs on frequency from other divisions. Here are some pointers.

1, Make regular short CQ calls on the contest frequencies of 50,200 MHz USB and/or 144,200 MHz USB and carefully listen for weak long distance VHF signals. When the frequency is occupied then call five to ten kilohertz higher in frequency. Do not have chats on the long distance frequencies, and remember to tune between 50,200 MHz and 50,220 MHz for other VHF stations when the calling frequency is occupied.

2. If the SSB signals are marginal or unreadable then give a call on CW, which could result in a two-way contact. A CW signal is readily audible on Upper Sideband when it is transmitted about one kilohertz higher in frequency.

3. It is important to know when and in what direction to point your beam antenna, It is recommended that on the hour to the half hour transmit or listen in a northerly/southerly direction, and on the half hour to the hour turn the beam in an easterly/westerly direction. This way many distant contacts can be made.
Complete rules: http://www.sarl.org.za/public/contests/SARL_2012_Contest_Manual_issue_10.pdf
73 Mike, ZS2FM




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