2m crosses the Atlantic

| June 21, 2019

An historic contact was made on Sunday, 16 June 2019, when the Atlantic was spanned for the first time on 144MHz.

D41CV on Cape Verde Islands off the coast of Africa managed to work FG8OJ in Guadeloupe on 144.174MHz using FT8.

The distance was 3,867km.

This was bettered on the 18th with QSOs between Cape Verde and Puerto, KP4.

The distance was 4,458km.

There was also a QSO with WP4G at 4,358km.

The propagation mechanism was tropospheric ducting and the path has been predicted as being workable for a long time.

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