[amsat-bb] New AO7 world distance record

Bill Dzurilla billdz.geo at yahoo.com
Mon Jul 2 05:37:29 PDT 2012

I am pleased to report that Wyatt AC0RA and I broke the AO7 world record today with a GPS-measured 7849km QSO between JN88 and EN31 at 0955Z. Recordings of the 40 second QSO will be posted to my web page, see www.qsl.net/nz5n (I tried to attach but it seems attachments not allowed on this board).

Wyatt did all the hard work by waking up at 3am, driving to a hill an hour away from his home, setting up his station, and working me before sunrise.  It appears that an even longer distance is attainable, and Wyatt is looking for a suitable place from which we can try before I leave Slovakia in mid-July.

My working conditions are an FT847, 2 x 10 element yagi on 2m with SP2000 preamp, and an 8 element yagi for 70cm.

Feel free to email me for a sked.

73, Bill OM3BD NZ5N

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