Brendan Quest

Working NA to EU on 2 Meters


In July of 2014, a group of five Canadian amateur radio operators attempted to achieve one of the few remaining amateur radio distance records.

The goal was to transmit a two meter (144 MHz) signal from Pouch Cove Newfoundland in North America, across the Atlantic Ocean to Europe, using only a natural signal path, and receive a reply in return!

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

As it turned out, we WERE heard by a radio amateur in eastern England, 3840km away!! However...

  


CBC News report, July 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.