Island News Bulletin No.33

Villanova d'Asti - Italy - December 28, 1996
Editors Piero Pirrone, IK1TZO, Franco Pirrone IW1DGL

Island News Bulletin No.33

Villanova d'Asti - Italy - December 28, 1996
Editors Piero Pirrone, IK1TZO, Franco Pirrone IW1DGL

Thanks to: KB8NW, PS7AB, John NL7TB, Bob K4UEE


DIB-60 Atalaia Isl.

PY8JA/p will be active from Atalaia Is. the 29, 30 and 31 Dec/96. Frequencies used:

SSB 1900 UTC 14160 KHz
CW 2000 UTC 14010 KHz
CW 2100 UTC 7010 KHz
QSL via: P.O. BOX 5056, 66601.970 BELEM, PA, BRASIL, or via Bureau.
PY8JA (internet e-mail):

AF-049 Mauritius Is.

Laurent, F5PYI, will be active as 3B8/F5PYI until January 3rd. He is reportedly using a FT-707 and dipoles. From time to time, he will be using 3B8CF's station. Look for him on: SSB - 3799, 7045, 14195, 14260, 21260, 28495 and CW : 20 kHz up.

NA-097 Jamaica

Gianni, I5JHW, on December 29th, will be active as 6Y5HW or 6Y0HW. Activity will last until January 12th, on all bands with operations on CW/SSB/RTTY.

AF-016 Reunion Is.

F6AFJ will be active as FR5GM from December 25th to February 15th. He will be on SSB on 20 and 15 meters from 1100-1200z and again from 1600-1800z.

Heard Island update

The Heard DXPedition team communicate about their Internet reflector:

The Heard expedition's reflector will be the main forum in which you, our audience, can participate in our expedition. Through the reflector, you will be able to pass us your feedback. It will be the focal point for all updates and feedback coming from the expedition team on the island. And.. our pilot stations will broadcast general info on the island, the environment, our setup, the team, the challenges we are encountering, and other information of interest.

In addition, the reflector will cater to free flow discussions between yourselves and the expedition's pilots. Tips, recommendations, questions and answers, anything related to the Heard expedition are proper topics for the Heard reflector!

Due to the limited time and bandwidth available, the expedition members on the island will not be on the reflector. All information to and from the island will be channeled through the pilot stations. It will be the ONLY reflector on which our pilot stations will be engaged in discussions concerning the operation.

With only a few days to go before the first team leaves for Reunion Island, we urge you to join the expedition team today. Come on, do it now, make this YOUR event! Here's how to do it!

Subscribe to the Heard reflector in 2 steps:

  1. send an Email to: ; put in the body: subscribe
  2. Just to make sure that it is YOU who are subscribing, you will get a verification reply, asking for a confirmation. As specified in that reply, send an email to: and put in the body the exact key sentence as you found it in the reply, which looks like:
    auth cefd73bb subscribe heard your_name <your email address>
    reproduce that sentence EXACTLY as found in the verification reply.

Here is a list of THE PILOT STATIONS:

There are 5 pilot stations in the US, 1 in Europe and 1 in Japan. They will ensure optimum communication and feedback between the DX-community and the Heard Island Dxpedition.

The US-pilots (with addresses on E-mail, PBBS and DX-cluster) are:

USA North East, North America (except USA), South America:
N1DG (ex WB2DND) - Don Greenbaum
DX-Cluster: K1AJ
USA, Midwest, North:
W0EK, Bob Bruner (ex WD0AEK)
DX Cluster: K0IR
USA, Mid-West, South
K0EU, Randy Martin
PBBS: none
DX-cluster: KY0A
USA - South East
W4WW (ex N4PYD) - Scotty Neustadter
DX-Cluster: W4NS
USA West Coast and Oceania
W2IJ (ex WA2FIJ/6) - Jay Kobelin
DX-Cluster: N7QQ

Europe (also responsible for Africa):

ON4UN - John Devoldere (also AA4OI)


JH1ROJ-Isao Numaguchi


If you are interested to Contest, take note to this Web page:
Tnx to John NL7TB

Island News Bulletin sites

You can find INB on BBSs in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia,
Kenia and Reunion. (Tnx ZR5DTS).In USA Packet Cluster network, in the DX
Reflector and on Usenet newsgroup:

Previous issue of INB can be read at NG3K Amateur Radio Link Page:	  		(Tnx to Bill, NG3K).

See also at Regina Amateur Radio Association Home Page				(Tnx to VE5RC)

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IK1TZO c/o Microware Software, P.O. Box 12, 14019 Villanova d'Asti - AT - Italy

73 Piero IK1TZO