IRTS VHF Manager’s Report

There was major tropospheric propagation which occurredon 2m and 70cm opening over May 5th and 6th betweenD4VHF (Cape Verde) and the Caribbean. On 5th of MayD4VHF worked 9Y4D (4,006km) & KP4EIT (4,393km)on 2m using FT8. D4VHF also worked 9Y4D (4,006km)and FG8OJ (3,867km) on 70cm using FT8.On 6th of MayD4VHF worked NP4BM (4,450km) & WP3DN (4,363km)on 2m using FT8. On 29th of April Tim EI4GRead More…

GB1VE – Fort Purbrook

Fort Purbrook Amateur Radio Club is activating GB1VE over this weekend, ending today, the 10th of May. Activity will be carried out the homes of from six members. Two stations will be on HF voice, always on different bands, another on HF CW, one on HF data modes, one on 6m or 2m or 70cm and, finally, one on 4m and Oscar-100. Full details are made available by the club on QRZ.com.
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New 2M Transatlantic Record

A new transatlantic record on 144MHz has been reported which now brings the top distance to nearly 4,760 kilometers (2,951 miles). John Desmond, EI7GL in a recent post said “The incredible tropo conditions between Cape Verde Islands and the Caribbean continue to amaze with transatlantic contacts on 144 MHz and 432 MHz being made”. This contact was established between D4VHF in the Cape Verde IRead More…