BREAKING NEWS – August 25, 2014
A FIRST: TRANS-PACIFIC RECEPTION REPORT – Texas -> VK2 ON 630 METER WSPR
The following reported by David, VK2DDI, on the VK/ZL 600 meter yahoo group (reprinted with permission):
“I hoped for a second spot but perhaps arrived on 630m a little too late? I had been on 40m WSPR a few minutes earlier but the QRN was very bad, so I thought I would have a quick look on 630m for Justin (buried in the noise). A few min’s later up popped WG2XIQ. I could see a faint trace and wondered who it was, expecting a VK signal to perhaps(?) decode. Pleasant surprise for all concerned!”
While confirmation of this first is still under way, it is believed to be the first trans-pacific report from mainland North America to Australia on 630-meter WSPR and certainly the first from Texas to VK2.
Read the ARRL’s coverage of this achievement in their article entitled
“US to VK Transpacific Reception Reported on 630-meters”
Here is a well done story on VE7SL’s blog
And yet another story about the continued path down under, this time shared with Rudy, N6LF / WD2XSH/20, and Larry, W7IUV / WH2XGP on VE7SL’s blog.