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Remote from 200’ Below English Channel

KY6LA_Howard
KY6LA_Howard La Jolla, CA. Paris and Sablet FranceMember ✭✭✭
edited June 2020 in SmartSDR for Windows
Over the years I have remoted my Flex from 28 countries and lots of strange places like running across the beach at Mt Athos.SV/A or from airplanes at 40,000’ But today I did one for the record books I was on the Eurostar Train from London to Paris this afternoon when I decided to try making a QSO via SmartLink using SSDR for iOS on my iPad I called CQ on 20M SSB and quickly got a response.. I was about 200’ under the English Channel traveling at over 200MPH Then I went to FT8. Again Q’s. image Thank you Flex and Marcus. This issooo Cool.

Comments

  • WA2SQQ
    WA2SQQ Member ✭✭
    edited December 2017
    You know, I've got a new iPad and the new software on my 6500. I think you finally convinced me to get the app and join the movement!
  • Clay N9IO
    Clay N9IO Clay N9IO Member ✭✭
    edited August 2019
    Now that IS cool.
  • Steve W6SDM
    Steve W6SDM Member ✭✭
    edited December 2017
    And there aren't any bubbles on the panadapter.  Fantastic!
  • Jay - AJ6AZ
    Jay - AJ6AZ Member
    edited December 2017
    I love that.
  • Jim Gilliam
    Jim Gilliam Member ✭✭
    edited December 2017

    What a wonderful story!!! Thank you so much for sharing!


    Jim, K6QE

  • Geoff
    Geoff Member
    edited June 2020
    Trains don't travel at 200mph in the tunnel!
  • k3Tim
    k3Tim Member ✭✭✭
    edited May 2020
    Really neat feat!
  • Jeff
    Jeff Member ✭✭
    edited December 2017
    Good point!  Within the Channel Tunnel, a reduced speed of 160 kilometres per hour (100 mph) applies for safety reasons.
  • Bob G   W1GLV
    Bob G W1GLV Member ✭✭
    edited December 2017
    oops, howar.d
  • k0eoo
    k0eoo Member ✭✭
    edited December 2017
    wasn't he saying 200 feet below the channel not 200mph....
  • Geoff
    Geoff Member
    edited December 2017
    No. 200' under the channel at over 200mph!
  • Pat W5VY
    Pat W5VY Member
    edited December 2017
    All that is cool Howard but, were you standing on your head?
    73,
    Pat - W5VY
  • Mike VE3CKO
    Mike VE3CKO Member ✭✭✭
    edited April 2019
    One cool fish finder.
  • k0eoo
    k0eoo Member ✭✭
    edited December 2017
    Yeah, you're right, missed that part....
  • Peter K1PGV
    Peter K1PGV Member ✭✭
    edited June 2020
    iPad in a plastic bag to keep it from getting wet, I assume? :-) Peter K1PGV
  • KY6LA_Howard
    KY6LA_Howard La Jolla, CA. Paris and Sablet FranceMember ✭✭✭
    edited December 2017

    it was dry inside the train but I did use a plastic bag over the iPad when I was on the Zodiac landing in Mt Athos in Sept 2015

  • KY6LA_Howard
    KY6LA_Howard La Jolla, CA. Paris and Sablet FranceMember ✭✭✭
    edited December 2017

    BTW... I stand corrected

    Along the current route of the Eurostar service, line speeds are 320 kilometres per hour (200 mph) except within the Channel Tunnel, where a reduced speed of 160 kilometres per hour (100 mph) applies for safety reasons ( Mainly due to lower quality British Rail Construction.)


    Either way it was still the deepest and fastest I have ever done a QSO on Land(/) albeit I have done QSO at 600 MPH @ 40,000' flying from San Diego to Dayton and 200MPH @10,000' flying to Visalia.


    Flex just makes it so easy.

  • Reggie
    Reggie Member ✭✭
    edited December 2017

    How do you do FT8 using your iPad?

    Reggie

  • KY6LA_Howard
    KY6LA_Howard La Jolla, CA. Paris and Sablet FranceMember ✭✭✭
    edited December 2017
    I use parallels access emote desktop for FT8.
  • Reggie
    Reggie Member ✭✭
    edited December 2017
    Thanks.  I was hoping there was a new FT8 app that worked with SSDR for iOS.

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