Brendan Prizes

Discussion in 'VHF/UHF - 50Mhz and Beyond' started by MW1CFN, Dec 14, 2019.

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  1. MW1CFN

    MW1CFN Ham Member QRZ Page

    For those who are interested in attempting the official Brendan Prizes transatlantic path at 144MHz this coming Es season, I've set-up a new FB page for all to easily keep in touch and swap ideas:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/878792852538420/

    See you there!
    MW1CFN
     
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  2. WA9SVD

    WA9SVD Ham Member QRZ Page

    All I can say is ""Rot's of ruck!":(:eek::rolleyes: (And no offense meant.)

    Many (MANY) have tried, but so far, none have succeeded. I'm not sure this current solar cycle will allow it, but then, miracles DO happen.

    I DO believe the Brenden will someday be achieved. SOME day.

    (BTW, satellite and/or EME contacts are NOT eligible.)
     
  3. WA2CWA

    WA2CWA Ham Member QRZ Page

    2-Meter Transatlantic Contact Reported. D41CV on Cape Verde Islands and FG8OJ in Guadeloupe spanned the Atlantic Ocean on 2 meters for the first time on June 16, 2019 according to reports. The distance was 3,867 kilometers (2,397.5 miles).
    https://hackaday.com/2019/06/22/a-two-metre-bridge-across-the-atlantic-for-the-first-time/

    The distance between Newfoundland and Ireland is roughly 2007 miles.
    Maybe a little of Tropo, with maybe a mix of some Sporadic E, running max power, and some high gain beams, and some patience and perseverance, and anything is possible.
     
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  4. WA9SVD

    WA9SVD Ham Member QRZ Page


    I fear F2 propagation will be required, :(along with the "bestest" of the best antennas and 1.5 kW amps will be needed. I'm not sure this Sunspot Cycle coming up (Cycle 25) will do the trick.:( But then again, miracles DO happen.:rolleyes:
     
  5. WA2CWA

    WA2CWA Ham Member QRZ Page

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