Brendan Quest

Working NA to EU on 2 Meters



From July 4th through the 11th of 2014, a group of dedicated amateur radio operators will attempt to achieve one of the few remaining amateur radio distance records.

Our goal is to transmit a two meter (144 MHz) signal from Newfoundland in North America, across the Atlantic Ocean, to Ireland and receive a reply in return!

We intend to be the first successful applicant for one of the IRTS Brendan Awards; but let's face it, we will be more than happy to speak with any European amateur!

For more information, email


    QRT July 11th by 14:00 UTC

Click here for the operating schedule with modes, times and protocols.  

Click for a CBC News report.

Updated July 11, 2014. 


A Group of Interested Amateurs

January, 2014

This was a difficult part - finding hams who would dedicate a week of their time for something that most would say cannot be done.

Some of the Planned Gear

January 25, 2014

A converted commercial amplifier, a huge 43 element beam which is 30 meters (98 feet) long!

Many Came out of the Woodwork

February 8, 2014

A seasoned DXpeditioner, a weak signal enthusiast, an active XYL, and an all around amateur with various interests in the hobby.