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

Wyatt Dirks wyattdirks at msn.com
Mon Jul 2 11:25:54 PDT 2012


Thanks to all that replied as well.

I was using a 7 element yagi on 2 meter and a 12 element yagi on 70cm. I was using my FT-847 for the radio today. Picture of my setup on Bill's website.

73 Wyatt
AC0RA

> Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2012 10:56:32 -0700
> From: billdz.geo at yahoo.com
> To: w7lrd at comcast.net
> CC: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: New AO7 world distance record
> 
> Thanks to Bob and to all others who replied.
> 
> Recordings, photos, and info now up at 
> 
> http://www.qsl.net/nz5n/AO7record.htm
> 
> although I still need to crop and resize some photos.
> 
> 73, Bill
> 
> 
> 
> 
> >________________________________
> > From: Bob- W7LRD <w7lrd at comcast.net>
> >To: Bill Dzurilla <billdz.geo at yahoo.com> 
> >Cc: AMSAT BB <amsat-bb at amsat.org> 
> >Sent: Monday, July 2, 2012 12:27 PM
> >Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] New AO7 world distance record
> > 
> >
> >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
> >
> >
> >________________________________
> > 
> >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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