Amateur radio are struggling this weekend for transatlantic bilateral contacts
Taken from Facebook from IZ7FLS Nico
Hi everybody.. News from the South of the World.. As some of you surely remember, Pieter v51pj created a work group on Whatsapp some months ago; the target of the group was to organize a challenge for the first terrestrial 2 way trans oceanic QSO on 144mhz. Pieter v51pj is now ready to attempt with the first of his new arrays; the group on Whatsapp is growing and many OMs are now supporting Pieter. One of them, Carlos py1mhz built a long rope yagi in order to make the first attempts.. According to William Hepburn http://www.dxinfocentre.com/tropo_sat.html model, Tropo conditions over the middle and South Atlantic sectors could be interesting during the next weekend. Tropo ducts could appear supported by large High Pressure areas and good meteo conditions. Pieter and Carlos will officially start this exciting challenge the next weekend. We really hope to get good news after the encouraging experience of the d4c beacon, received by pj4vhf a few monts ago http://d4c.cc/vhf-maps-of-the-2m-beacon-reception/ Guys from ZS and PY lands will be monitoring this trial session.
I post this info from V51PJ Pieter Jacob.
This weekend Marcos PY1MHz will be next to the sea and try transatlantic VHF QSO Brasil- Africa as conditions might be good.
Marcos is using a 19el DK7ZB yagi antenna
Lets team up and spread the word for enough or more participants both sides of the ocean and burn some rf across the atlantic ocean
Piacevole contest effettuato dall’auto con log su carta ed una vecchia radio FT726R ed una vecchia antenna5 Cushcraft 5e diventata 4el a causa di perdita di una farfalla di bloccaggio dell’elemento.
Buona pertecipazione anche se il QRB medio è molto basso.
Alla prossima !
Today’s updates at D4C also available here as link:
The Monteverde Contest team D4C has just opener a board on its forum for discussions over Transatlantic communications and beacons.
The Monteverde Contest team D4C has just opened a board on its forum for discussions over Transatlantic communications and beacons.
The wish at D4C is that this forum could become a worldwide reference to exchange information, ideas, opinions, experiences and anything else related to Transoceanic communications on HAM bands on VHF and up.
If you like to contribute,please visit www.forum.d4c.cc and follow the registration process.
50Mhz Contest from Cape Verde, D4C station