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Friday, May 4, 2018
A Really S-L-O-W Transatlantic Contact on 2200 Meters
In what is believed to be the first transatlantic contact on 2200 meters by a U.S. ham operating under
FCC Part 97 rules, Paul
Kelley, N1BUG, made a successful two-way contact on 137 kHz with Chris Wilson,
2E0ILY, in the United Kingdom, in late March. The ARRL Letter reports that the two used a mode known as DFCW60, or
dual-frequency CW, 60-second dit length, and that the contact took four nights to complete! Their exchange
included complete call signs, signal reports and acknowledgements. Canadian
hams, who had access to the band sooner than U.S. amateurs, have reported
several transatlantic contacts in the past.