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Author Topic: Longest Mobile Contact?  (Read 2074 times)
N4MJG
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« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2009, 03:46:24 AM »

Also,i'm running ic 706m2G WITH 100 WATTS


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W5TWP
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« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2009, 06:36:09 AM »

I worked Tasmania last week from North Carolina MOBILE.  Using my 706mkIIg and my homebrew fullsize screwdriver antenna and 100 watts.

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AA4PB
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« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2009, 08:33:26 AM »

Over the years I've worked quite a few European stations from the mobile using 100W and a Hamstick. As Alan said, it has more to do with propagation than antenna efficiency.
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« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2009, 09:07:59 AM »

Anchorage Mobile to Jamaica (4900 miles), Dominican Republic (4700 miles), Yugoslavia (5200 miles) or New Zealand (7088 miles)...guess the Kiwi's win that.

Ford Pickup, FT-857D, 100 watts USB, Hustler TriBand Coil Setup.  20 meters.  Just worked Jamaica in fact this week.  Booming into Anchorage all week.  One huge pile up to him from Asia and my itsy bitsy mobile made the trip.  I love this hobby!


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« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2009, 09:13:14 AM »

In regards to kilometers per watt, my best record is from Mojave, CA (Hwy 58 / 14 junction NE of LA, CA) to Easter Island using a Yaesu FT-817 5W mobile with a mag mount helical wound 48" Firestick CB antenna (cut down for 10M). Of course band conditions will directly impact any distance records one is trying to achieve.

As to length of time, I have had mobile QSO's while traveling cross country that went well in excess of an hour on regular occasions.

AS for quantity of DX contacts while mobiling, I run a FT-100D 100W transceiver with a Don Johnson W6AAQ DK3 'Big Stick' full size screwdriver antenna. With this setup, I have logged every continent, nearly enough QSOs to qualify for DXCC and WAS mobile.

I also use that same setup for 6M when it is open. I like to travel around giving out rare grids when I am able to be in one.

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« Reply #20 on: March 25, 2009, 07:38:03 PM »


I've been mobile here in Florida off and on for the last five years or so. I usually work 20m phone, occasionally 17m.

Usually I'll talk to anybody who is easy to hear in the mobile environment, but I can recall working Japan once, Australia a couple of times, and European and South American stations frequently. I never try to work split while driving. Once on the way home from work I heard a huge pileup (condx were pretty lousy and the DX few and far between) and it was S9SS popping through. I figured I didn't have a chance under the circumstances, but I got him first call, and he incredulously asked, "Did you say MOBILE?" You just never know!

All contacts were with a TS-50, 100w, Hamstick with mag mount on a Saturn VUE. Maybe the saltwater adds a few dB!

Could I do better with a better antenna? Possibly, but this simple setup keeps me busy enough.
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« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2009, 04:37:08 PM »

I only installed my Icom IC-706MKiiG in my Nissan Navarra 4WD approx a month & a 1/2 ago.

My Longest Contact thus far is from Mobile in Blacktown A Western Suburb of Sydney to K7ZSD in SCAPPOOSE, OREGON. Distance of 12383.63 KM'S. I also contacted Station in Argentina but I don't have his Gridsquare so I cannot calculate the distance.
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W5WSS
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« Reply #22 on: April 06, 2009, 12:15:15 PM »

I worked a station in taiwan on 20m recently. That was kind of cool.
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« Reply #23 on: April 10, 2009, 02:43:55 PM »

Just had my longest distance QSO's this morning on 40m. I worked ZL4IR at a distance of 18,651 km ( genuine 58 report received )and within the hour also VK7GK (16,849 KM) and ZL3OZ.
These QSO's were between 05.20 and 06.15 using 100w from an ic706 and Outbacker Outreach 500.
I was parked within 20m of the ocean and a clear take off in the direction of VK, ZL etc. Also worked JT1DA ( 20m )and OY9R before 07.20.
So great to work some long distance DX on 40m and good luck with your mobile operations whatever you use.

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« Reply #24 on: May 08, 2009, 05:45:26 AM »

On the way to work one morning on 20m I worked the 3B9C dxpedition from VE1 land. That's about 15,000 miles as it was early morning long path at the time. Antenna was a 20m Hamstick with just 100 watts.
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« Reply #25 on: May 08, 2009, 06:51:41 AM »

The longest mobile I ever contacted was  a 600' long Russian freighter in the Atlantic. Smiley

73,

Lon - W3LK
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« Reply #26 on: May 13, 2009, 09:05:12 PM »

I think K6YNB/N6NB made some contacts over 443,000 miles from
his mobile station shown here:

http://commfaculty.fullerton.edu/woverbeck/mtntops.htm
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« Reply #27 on: May 18, 2009, 12:33:55 AM »

 2 months ago I spoke to a gentleman in Hana, Hawaii using a pedestrian mobile backpack portable QRP rig (Icom 703, 5 watts setting).  That was 2834 miles!!  I was smiling the rest of the day!
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K5END
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« Reply #28 on: May 21, 2009, 10:23:12 AM »

quote, "over 443,000 miles"

That looks like EME path distance to me.
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KD5SRW
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« Reply #29 on: May 29, 2009, 06:39:44 PM »

Longest mobile  contact was mobile to mobile with the other amateur in Madeira Islands (off coast of Western Africa) from West Texas/New Mexico. Also worked mobile to mobile on New Zealand's South Island. Mobile does add that fun "edge" to long haul DXing and did I mention it is quite addictive as well. Plus, it is a great way to introduce Amateur radio to others...especially KIDS, so don't forget to use it to pass on the joy!

73de kd5srw
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