Monday, June 5, 2017

Ham Aviator Retracing Amelia Earhart's Round-the-World Route

Eighty years ago, pioneering pilot Amelia Earhart disappeared over the Pacific while attempting a round-the-world flight. To commemorate the anniversary, pilot and radio amateur Brian Lloyd, WB6RQN, is making his own circumnavigation attempt following Earhart's original flight plan. He took off from Miami on June 1 and expected his solo trip to take about two months, according to the ARRL Letter. 

Planned round-the-world flight route of Brian Lloyd, WB6RQN,
tracking Amelia Earhart's circumnavigation attempt
of 1937. (Map from website)
 Lloyd will be active on the ham bands as his schedule permits. Listen for him operating SSB on 14.210, 14.346, 18.117.5 or 7.130 MHz, as well as digital ALE (automatic link establishment) on HFLink frequencies. You can also follow his progress at <>.