[amsat-bb] Re: New AO7 world distance record

Hector Luis Martinez Sis hmartinez at ucf.edu.cu
Mon Jul 2 06:24:31 PDT 2012


Congratulations Bill and Wyatt!

It is a great milestone! Well done!!!!!

73!
Hector, CO6CBF


> 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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