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Ham Radio Aviator On Round The World Flight

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by KQ6XA, May 31, 2017.

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  1. W0PV

    W0PV Ham Member QRZ Page

    GPS is a wunnerful thang eh?

    In the air again! Last position shown on Live Tracking Map @ 14:40:18Z 10104 ft about three quarters to Natal.
     
  2. W5BIB

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    On the ground in Natal @ 1505z - Guess it'll be a long day tomorrow when he heads out to Dakar.
    Will have to watch for his spots on DXSummit.fi
     
  3. KQ6XA

    KQ6XA Ham Member QRZ Page

    08 June 2017 schedule: WB6RQN Aeronautical Mobile will take off around sunrise from Natal airport in Brazil.
    Destination: Dakar Senegal in Africa.
    The route is 100% over the Atlantic ocean, near the equator.
    Watch for WB6RQN on the air. http://hflink.net
    This may be one of the best chances for hams in eastern North America to work him on HF.
     
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  4. KQ6XA

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    Update: 08 June 2017 - 18:00 UTC - Mr. Lloyd and his plane Spirit are currently on the ground at an airport in Natal Brazil, with a flight delay due to equipment problems: HF radio (the HF is required to be operational for Air Traffic Control over the ocean)
    Update 08 June 2017 - 18:25 UTC - Brian Lloyd reports that he has repaired the HF radio problem while at an airport in Natal Brazil. The revised schedule for the flight has not been set yet.
     
  5. KQ6XA

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    Update: 08 June 2017 at time 20:20 UTC: Mr. Lloyd and his plane Spirit have landed at the International Airport in Natal Brazil. He has completed his repairs which were done at another airstrip. The new flight schedule to Dakar Senegal has not been set yet.
     
  6. KQ6XA

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    Update 09 June 2017 - 17:34UTC - Brian Lloyd in his airplane Spirit is midway across the Atlantic Ocean at approximately: Latitude 8 degrees, Longitide -25 degrees, on flight route from Natal Brazil to Dakar Senegal. Brian reports all is good. His HF radio is working well. HF propagation is not very good today, though.
     
  7. W5BIB

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    Last edited: Jun 9, 2017
  8. W5BIB

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    TOUCHDOWN !! Arrived safely in Dakar @ 2150 UTC :)
    "WELL DONE"
     
  9. K0UO

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    Keep it flying
     
  10. W5BIB

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    Brian slipped away from Dakar @ 0655z today & is now almost half-way across Africa !!
    At 1907z he is over Nigeria.
    follow here:
    https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n916bl#db16e01

    Here's his proposed schedule:

    Location : Date : Days : Airport ID
    Ft. Lauderdale Executive : 31-May : 1 : KFXE
    St Thomas, VI : 1-Jun : 0 :
    Canefield Airport, Dominica : 1-Jun : 1 : TDCF
    Port of Spain, Trinidad : 2-Jun : 1 : TTPP
    Paramaribo, Suriname : 3-Jun : 1 : SMJP
    Fortaleza, Brazil : 4-Jun : 3 : SBFZ
    Natal, Brazil : 7-Jun : 1 : SBNT
    Dakar, Senegal : 9-Jun : 2 : GOOY
    **** N’Djamena, Chad : 11-Jun : 1 : FTTJ
    Khartoum, Sudan : 12-Jun : 1 : HSSS
    Muscat, Oman : 13-Jun : 1 : OOMS
    Karachi, Pakistan : 14-Jun : 2 : OPKC
    Kolkata, India : 15-Jun : 1 : VECC
    Chittagong, Bangladesh : 15-Jun : 0 : VGEG
    Rangoon, Myanmar : 15-Jun : 1 : VYYY
    Bangkok, Thailand : 16-Jun : 2 : VTBD
    Singapore : 18-Jun : 2 : WSSL
    Jakarta, Java, Indonesia : 20-Jun : 2 : WIHH
    Bandung, Java, Indonesia : 22-Jun : 1 : WICC
    Kupang, Timor, Indonesia : 23-Jun : 1 : WATT
    Darwin, Australia : 24-Jun : 1 : YPDN
    Alice Springs, Australia : 25-Jun : 2 : YBAS
    Townsville, Australia : 27-Jun : 2 : YBTL
    Brisbane, Australia : 29-Jun : 1 : YBBN
    Sydney, Australia : 30-Jun : 4 : YSBK
    Auckland, NZ : 4-Jul : 10 : NZAA
    Suva, Fiji : 14-Jul : 2 : NFNA
    Howland Island overflight : 16-Jul : 0
    Kauai, HI, USA : 15-Jul : 2 : PHLI
    Honolulu, HI, USA : 17-Jul : 0 : PHNL
    Hilo, HI, USA : 17-Jul : 2 : PHTO
    Oakland, CA, USA : 19-Jul : 3 : KOAK
    Atichison, KS, USA : 22-Jul : 2 : KK59
    Oshkosh, WI, USA : 24-Jul : 5 : KOSH
    Kestrel Airpark, TX, USA : 29-Jul : : 1T7
    Note: Dates are approximate.

    GPS tracking:
    http://projectameliaearhart.org/tracker/map.php
     
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2017

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