[amsat-bb] New AO-7 Distance Record?

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Sun Sep 6 21:31:17 UTC 2015


Congratulations on your long-distance contact with EA5TT! Did you
also have a recording of your contact later in the afternoon with NH6Y
in Hawaii?

You found a sweet spot for these sorts of long-distance contacts. From
Arkansas, you're able to work parts of western Europe and Hawaii. That
is impressive!


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> Yesterday at 1812UTC I made a scheduled contact with Manuel, EA5TT, using
> AO-7 Mode B, from the old US Forest Service Fire Tower on top of 'Rich
> Mountain' here in extreme western Arkansas. My 10 digit grid locator was
> EM24UQ01MU while Manuel is located in IM99SL48CX, in Valencia, Spain. Using
> the http://no.nonsense.ee/qth/map.html website for reference, this equates
> to 7947.381km which we believe to be a new record for AO-7 Mode B.

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