A new distance record was broken between 4 and 5 October 2016. PY1MHZ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (locator GG87JC) received V51PJ’s signal in Rosh Pinah, Namibia (locator JG82IE).
Here the details of the records:
Mode: WSJT-X – QRA64
Time and intensity:
04 OCT 2016 2038 UTC -37db at PY1MHZ
05 OCT 2016 0028 UTC -36db at V51PJ
PY1MHZ 2x12el Horizontal polarity, 400W, Preamp 16db
V51PJ 2x13el Horizontal polarity, 1kW
Only thanks to the persistence and determination of these OM this historic achievement was possible.
We are all thankful to K1JT Joe Taylor that continuously provides to our community state of the art software.