Tuesday, November 12, 2019
New Distance Record Claimed on 630 Meters
It took them two years, but Eric Tichansky, NO3M, of Saegertown, Pennsylvania, and Roger Crofts, VK4YB, of Queensland, Australia, made contact on 630 meters over a 9307-mile path on October 14, setting a new world distance record for the band. According to the ARRL Letter, that was nearly 1000 miles longer than the previous record, also held by VK4YB, for a contact with K5DNL in Oklahoma. NO3M and VK4YB have been trying to make contact around the equinoxes since 2017 and finally succeeded this year.