Förra året känner nog dom flesta VHF:are till att det kördes fina ES kontakter i EU och nu kan vi också se att samma sak händer i VK/ZL.
(Dom som läser Dubus kommer att få nöjet att läsa en fördjupning i det här i ett kommande nummer.)
73 Håkan SM7WSJ
Jag klipper in lite av rapporten.
RADIO ERECORDS: VK to ZL ON 2 METERS - TWICE
They are calling it unbelievable down-under. This, as 2 meter
distance records fall one right after another. Graham Kemp, VK4BB,
tells us that the first of these happened as 2007 made its way into
the history books:
Kemp: During the recent 2 meter openings in VK4 Dale VK4DMC worked
ZL1CN located in Wellsford NZ. ZL1CN Murray contacted VK4DMC via
email a few days later and said that the contact was a NZ VHF record
and also the VK/ZL record distance worked. He lodged an application
with the NZART and already this application has been approved and the
ZL records duly amended.
Conditions on the day were excellent. John VK4FNQ played a big part
in alerting Dale the band was open to ZL and Southern VK areas. The
VK4DMC station for 2 meters, IC-7000 into an 11 element yagi 8 meters
above ground running 200 watts. All this on December 29, 144.130 and
distance worked 3549km.
A few days later, it happened again. This time a tape recorder was
running. Again to Graham Kemp, VK4BB
Kemp: Wednesday the 9th there was an opening on 2m from VK5. A
little after 12 noon Brian VK5BC portable at Corny Point heard David
ZL1BT in Auckland calling CQ on 144.1 and completed a contact with
him. Several other VK5's then worked him including Phil VK5AKK,
Richard VK5UK, Andrew VK5DL, Mark VK5EME and Jeff VK5GF. The opening
lasted about 1/2 hour.
About 1 hour later Brian VK5BC completed a contact with Steve ZL1TWR
in Takitaki over a distance of 3482kms which will probably be a VK5
From the WIA News in Australia, I'm Graham Kemp, VK4BB, for the
Amateur Radio Newsline.
Its starting to look as if the summer V-H-F DX season in the Southern
hemisphere could be on the best in years. (WIA News)