A new world distance record for
EME (Earth-Moon-Earth) communications has been claimed by Rex Moncour, VK7MO,
in Australia, and the OK1KIR EME Team in the Czech Republic.
"Newsline" reports that the contact between the two stations spanned
16,383 kilometers, or approximately 10,180 miles - not counting the trip to the
Moon and back! It is reported that VK7MO was using a new decoder that he
developed in conjunction with "JT" mode developer and Nobel laureate
Joe Taylor, K1JT. Rex was running 10 watts to a 1.14-meter dish while OK1KIR
was running 22 watts to a 4.5-meter dish.