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

Bob- W7LRD w7lrd at comcast.net
Mon Jul 2 09:27:43 PDT 2012

Congratulations !!  I am reminded, "if this were easy, everyone would be doing it".  I will be back in the "hunt" once I finish my antenna system rebuild.  There are some realy tall mountains here in Western Washington I am tempted to do a similar attempt. 

73 Bob W7LRD 

----- Original Message -----

From: "Bill Dzurilla" <billdz.geo at yahoo.com> 
To: "AMSAT BB" <amsat-bb at amsat.org> 
Sent: Monday, July 2, 2012 5:37:29 AM 
Subject: [amsat-bb] New AO7 world distance record 

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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