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FT8 used for Australian 3.4 GHz record

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  1. VK7HH

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    From text edition for SEPTEMBER 15 2019 - VK NATIONAL NEWS BROADCAST ON VK1WIA :

    Also in MP3 edition of news available at:

    FT8 used for Australian 3.4 GHz record

    A new Australian DX record in the 3.4 GHz band was made using the digital mode FT8 on September 2, when VK7HH on Mt Wellington in Southern Tasmania worked VK7PD and VK7ZAB on Mt Barrow in Northern Tasmania, a distance of over 168km.

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  2. W1YW

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    Is that a Southern Hemisphere record also?
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  3. KG5PFD

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  4. VK7HH

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    Unsure of the Southern Hemisphere record but we're looking to push it out past 400km this summer!
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  5. KE5ES

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    Another spectrum that could be used more and more. Now I am interested. Congrats!!!
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  6. NU4R

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  7. W6OYW

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    How boring. Not really a real qso
    KA2LIM, N2YDC, N3ABJ and 5 others like this.
  8. KK2DOG

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    Two transceivers were required to make the contact.
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  9. N6KZB

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    Congratulations to the operators for doing this! Nice.............
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  10. AK5B

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    Congrats to BOTH computers and I'll throw in a couple of honorable mentions to the rigs that did the heavy lifting, too.
    N8VIL, N3ABJ, N2RRA and 6 others like this.

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