In message <email@example.com>,
>>It's worth noting that there seems to be an
>>great-circle path from Southerness, on the Solway,
to the northern end
>>of Tenerife. Several years ago, I was trying to
generate interest in EA8
>>for tests on 10GHz, but at that time, despite some
interest, EAs weren't
>>licenced for the band, and, understandably, nobody
wanted to try. Now
>>there is both interest and activity on the
Canaries, the potential
>>exists for a GM-EA8 world record ...
>West of Southerness the path becomes blocked by the
Isle of Man, but it
>resumes again on the eastern shore of Luce Bay, close
to where the
>historic 10GHz QSOs were made to St David's Head. This
>path to EA8 is actually better than the easterly path
>includes the entire north shore of Tenerife and most
of the north shore
>of Gran Canaria too.
>From the home QTH, I have all but the last 5km...
I wrote to GM3OXX asking about the world record about a
year ago. I
wanted to know where the Portpatrick end was exactly. I
got the impression it was from Auchenmalg Bay.
It was done on 10mW with fairly small dishes. They used no
as 2m wouldn't work over the path. With a bit more power
and SSB EA8
would be workable on 10GHz
He sent me some pictures which I've put on flikr.
73 Brian GM4DIJ