From: RAC Headquarters
Date: June 21, 1999
Subject: Trans-Atlantic 2M Contact Attempts
Beginning on June 26th and continuing until July 4th 1999, a group in
Scotland, led by Bill Ward GM0ICF, will be operating from Ardnamurchan Light
House on Ardnamurchan Point, the most westerly point in the mainland British
Isles, in an attempt to make the first transatlantic 2-way contact on 144MHz.
Operating from the North American side will be a group, led by Paul Piercey
VO1HE, operating from Cabot Tower, the site where Marconi received the first
transatlantic signal in 1901.
The operating frequency on 2 metres will be 144.075 MHz plus/minus
interference and at 15-18 wpm CW. Operating times will be between 1200 - 2000
UTC daily for the entire period but most likely not the entire 8 hours per day.
Stations on both sides of the Atlantic are encouraged to join in this
attempt, either to make contact with or give propagation reports. You
can send these reports to firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be relayed to
Bill in Scotland via HF.
The callsign of the Scottish station will be 2S0ICF/P and the call of the
Canadian station will be VO1AA.
For more information, check out the URL
http://www.irts.ie/brendan.htm for the rules.