ARLA/CLUSTER: Intentona Atlântica em VHF - a passagem do Norte foi aberta ???

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Quarta-Feira, 9 de Julho de 2014 - 13:08:20 WEST

UK radio ham copies Canadian 144 MHz signal

RSGB VHF Manager John Regnault G4SWX in Suffolk, UK has received a
signal from the Canadian station VC1T on 144 MHz

The ARRL report a group of Amateur Radio operators from Atlantic
Canada are operating from Pouch Cove, Newfoundland, until July 12 in a
bid to complete a 2 meter transatlantic contact and claim the Brendan

The "Brendan Quest" team is on the air as VC1T from grid GN37os on
144.155 MHz. The group activated on July 4, and a couple of days
later, on July 6 at 1341 UTC, G4SWX was able to completely decode an
FSK441 transmission from VC1T.

“They attempted to complete the QSO for 4 hours, but were not
successful,” the team reported. “However, this reception should
qualify for the Brendan Plate.” The team said a station in Ireland was
able to copy parts of three transmissions. Because of the initial
success, the group now will use FSK441 exclusively in its Brendan bid.

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