[amsat-bb] Extreme DX FO29 Contact

Hector W5CBF/CO6CBF kf5yxv at gmail.com
Sat Aug 29 03:54:39 UTC 2015

Dave and Chris

Congratulations for the great contact! It is very impressive! 

It is the combination of a bunch of small details led by the skills and
persistence of the operators.

Good job!!


Hector, CO6CBF/W5CBF

-----Mensaje original-----
De: AMSAT-BB [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] En nombre de Dave Swanson
Enviado el: Thursday, August 27, 2015 4:00 PM
Para: amsat-bb at amsat.org; f4cqa at free.fr
Asunto: [amsat-bb] Extreme DX FO29 Contact

Satellite friends and colleagues,

I'm happy to announce that at 1732UTC on August 27th, 2015, A QSO was made
between myself, KG5CCI, and F4CQA on Satellite FO-29. This was not a
scheduled contact, I simply answered Christophe's CQ call. I knew it was a
good contact at the time, but as I was portable up on Arkansas' 
Shinnall Mountain, I did not have the resources available to calculate
distances. After returning to my office I began to log the contacts I had
made, and noticed the "general" distance between EM34 and JN17 was in excess
of 7500km. About the same time I came to this realization, my email chirped
with a message from Christophe, who had came to the same conclusion.

After some quick exchanges, and verifying 10 digit locators, we have settled
on an official distance of 7599.959km between my grid of EM34ST11TL and
Christophe's grid of JN17EA22OT, using the
http://no.nonsense.ee/qth/map.html website for calculations.

To the best of our knowledge, referencing data found on Amsat-UK's website (
at http://amsat-uk.org/2015/05/06/uk-texas-extreme-dx-contact/
) this breaks the previous distance records of 7537.799km between W5CBF and
G4DOL, and the 7538.685km contact between K4FEG and DK1TB.

I had my camera setup to record the pass as well, and you can view a raw
clip of the contact here:


If anyone has any questions about the contact, I'll be happy to answer them.
Special thanks and a solid *GOOD-DX* to Christophe  for the contact, and
here's to many more.


-Dave, KG5CCI
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