|VE7SL's Marconi-T antenna for 630 meters|
(From VE7SL webpage. For more info, visit his page at
Two hams in British Columbia, Canada, and Queensland, Australia, have completed the first ever VE-VK amateur contact on the 630-meter band, setting a new distance record for the band at the same time. The path of some 7000 miles was bridged on September 15 by Steve McDonald, VE7SL, and Roger Crofts, VK4YB, using the JT9 digital mode on 474.300 kHz. It took nearly an hour to complete the necessary information exchange, according to a report in the ARRL Letter.
|VK4YB's 630-meter antennas. The one in red on the left |
was used to make the contact with VE7SL. See VK4YB's
QRZ.com page for more information and illustrations.
(Drawing from VK4YB's QRZ.com page)