On March 20th, 2002, ~2300UTC, DK3XT posted the following to the <meteor-scatter>, <hsms>,
<144mhzeu> internet eMail reflectors and to the <vhf@eu> board of the packet radio net :|
This is Alex, N2PIG.
Three weeks ago, I went to eastern Newfoundland, CANADA, to establish a high power
2m & 70cm station, with the intent of working my XYL, Debra, VA3PIG, in Europe.
The next week, my XYL and I traveled to western IRELAND, where we established a similar station, mindful of the 26dBW-at-Antenna limit.
Last week I returned to my Newfoundland portable, leaving my XYL, in IRELAND, at IO41vs.
On Saturday night, 16 March, 2002, I "flipped the switches" on, at the Canadian Station.
In the last five days, Debra & I have been communicating across the Atlantic Ocean, at an approximate Great Circle Distance of 1890miles/ 3000kilometers, on 2 Meters, using WSJT !!!
St. Patrick's Day, Sunday, we managed an exchange of Call Signs.
On Tuesday, yesterday, we completed an full exchange, in less than four hours !
Today, in the early morning, we exchanged the salutations: "God Bless America", from Newfoundland, and a partial "Greetings from Ireland" .
Full details of the event will be available in a Web-Site, we are
soon to construct...
I now invite European Amateurs, using WSJT, on 2 Meters, who think they have a reasonable chance at a QSO with me, in GN38mb, to be the next persons to "cross the Atlantic".
>From 23Z this evening to 06Z in the morning, I am prepared to work any EU Stations who wish to try. I shall be simplex on 144.2 Mhz USB, using North American default. If you wish a SKED, pse e-mail me at email@example.com, I will check for mail between 2215-2230Z.
Regrettably, at 06Z, I must knock-down the P/VO1 station, for transport. Therefore, this is
your only "window of opportunity" to work me at
Let's hope the rocks ionize well, tonight.
"Make More Miles On VHF"
The next day, Mar 21st, DK3XT posted the following :|
Subject: Re:Details of trans-atlantic WSJT QSO ?
So I then hurried to forward his note to the mail reflectors and to packet radio, hoping that at least a couple of hams
over here would read it and try to get into contact with him, despite of short notice and late hour.
To all, thanks for your
patience; and to Alex, thanks for your call
Follow-up report in EI7GL's Ireland VHF News, August 2003 :
N2PIG filing claim for the Brendan Trophy, decision of the Brendan Trophy Award Panel