Europe-North America ISS-bounce first

| June 3, 2016

A 2m signal from the UK was heard across the Atlantic on 2 May.

It had been reflected off the structure of the International Space Station.

Following two weeks of preparation, Tim, G4LOH, in Cornwall and Roger, VE1SKY, in Nova Scotia attempted a FSK441 contact.

With a mutual window of less than one minute, VE1SKY was able to copy G4LOH at a distance of 4,441km.

This was the first signal received via ISS-bounce from Europe to North America, and the first intentional signal heard via ISS reflection in any direction across the North or South Atlantic.

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