Re: 10GHz World Record

Tony G4NBS

Not sure if this will work but August 1973 Radcom reported OXX QSO with NGR. Saw this by chance as it had been kept as part of GB3PI records!

Hopefully attachment for interest works.

Tony G4NBS

From: "Brian Howie brian@... [ukmicrowaves]"
To: ukmicrowaves@...
Sent: Thursday, 15 January 2015, 20:55
Subject: Re: [ukmicrowaves] 10GHz World Record
In message <00b201d02eaf$0ce40910$26ac1b30$>, "'Ian White'
gm3sek@... [ukmicrowaves]"
>GW4DGU wrote:
>>It's worth noting that there seems to be an unobstructed oversea
>>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 more westerly
>path to EA8 is actually better than the easterly path because it
>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 had originally
got the impression it was from Auchenmalg Bay.

It was done on 10mW with fairly small dishes. They used no talk-back
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

Brian Howie

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