New tropo world record contact between Cape Verde Islands and Scotland made at 432 MHz

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  1. G4TUT

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    New tropo world record contact between Cape Verde Islands and Scotland made at 432 MHz

    Tropo conditions over the eastern part of the North Atlantic were exceptional over the weekend allowing many stations in the UK and Ireland to make contacts with D41CV on the Cape Verde Islands on 144 MHz.
    Conditions however were not just confined to the 2-metre band as some excellent contacts were made on 70cms as well.

    At 11:09 UTC on Saturday the 28th of December 2019, Ian White, GM3SEK in the south-west of Scotland managed to work D41CV on FT8 on 432 MHz extending the IARU Region-1 tropo record to an amazing 4,562 kms.
    It would seem as if this is not only a Region-1 record but also a new world record for tropo on 70cms.

    GM3SEK was using 100 watts and a 23 element on 432 MHz for the contact which was mostly over a sea path.

    More info...
    https://ei7gl.blogspot.com/2019/12/excellent-end-of-year-tropo-opening.html


    http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2019/december/new-tropo-world-record-contact.htm

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  2. G7DAZ

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    Excellent :D
     
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  3. G0VUH

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    excellent conditions
     
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  4. KE5ES

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    I wonder what his antenna array looked like. Massive or just an Elk Antenna?
     
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  5. N3AAA

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  6. G1YBB

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    From the OP:
    GM3SEK was using 100 watts and a 23 element on 432 MHz for the contact which was mostly over a sea path.

    The D4 station I think use moderate setups. 100W and single yagis.
     
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2019
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  7. KA0HCP

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    Lots of new world records coming from islands off the Western coast of Africa in recent years!
     
  8. PY2PJA

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    Parabéns, show
     
  9. K0UO

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    FT8
     
  10. N2RRA

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    Get outta here with that FT8. Just GOOD OLD SSB, or CW just like it’s supposed to be. No bragging rights on any band with FT8.

    JESUS, help our future please.

    SWEET CONTACT! Looking forward to cycle 25. There is hope after all.
     
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