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2008-07-22

From: RAC Headquarters Date: July 22, 2000 Subject: First Canadian LF QSO on 136 kHz Poor to medium conditions, but at 1400 GMT - July 22, VA3LK and VE3OT accomplished a 2-way QSO on 136 kHz - a first in Canada. The distance was 431 kM (268 miles). Method was with QRSS at 0.4 wpm, using the sweep second hand to count the dots and dashes. VA3LK - using an IRF540 final ( 18V @ 4A) on 137.710 kHz and with a 270 ft tower. VE3OT - G0MRF rig (at 200 watts) on 137.780 kHz on a 50 foot Marconi with an 80 ft tophat. Larry VA3LK's coordinates are 44:40N 76:25W and Mitch VE3OT's coordinates are 43N 81:15W (Larry and Mitch have special authorisation from IC to operate on 136 kHz) You can find more information on amateur radio on LF on the RAC website at: http://www.rac.ca/infodx.htm