93rd Anniversary First Two Way Transatlantic QSO - via F/KY6LA Remote

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Greetings from Cannes, France

While hams had heard the first transatlantic calls in December 1922 it was not until November 28, 1923 that Leon Deloy 8AB in Nice France and Fred Schnell 1MO in the USA make the first actual two way QSO.

http://w2pa.net/HRH/the-fourth-times-...

Leon is actually commemorated for his achievement in France with a Legion de Honeur (knighthood) and the naming of a tunnel in his honor.

http://www.nicerendezvous.com/tunnel-...

In order to commemorate this achievement I plan to operate at 55 Boulevard Mont-Boron, Nice France where this first QSO occurred.

In keeping with the experimental spirit of the era, but adding a 21st century update I will remote via my iPad using SmartSDR for iOS to my Flex 6700 in La Jolla, CA

I was just on 20M and it's pretty dead right now so it looks like 40M will be the money band.

QRV as follows. 7.255MHz. December 7, 2016. 3:00Z to 5:00Z

If it actually works and there is Q's I will also try December 8, 2016. Same time,etc

I will post as many places as possible with the latest updates of times and frequencies.

For you curmudgeons who think I should schlep a transceiver ..been there done that from more than a 100 countries over the past 58 years... I even did that from Nice in 2005 right below Leon's place in Nice Not anywhere as complex a challenge as remote operations can be..
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KY6LA - Howard, Elmer

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Steven G1XOW

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you do know that 7.255 MHz is way out of band for EU right?
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KY6LA - Howard, Elmer

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My Bad. I was trying to let some uSA Generals make a Q

I will post alternative frequencies when they are set up.

remember Flex 6700 is an 8 slice radio. I can do SO2R
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Hi Steve. Despite Howard being located in the EU, the RF will be emerging from within the US where that frequency is in-band. There just wont be any responses from stations within the EU (unless of course they too are remoting back to a base where the frequency is allowed ;)
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Steven G1XOW

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Hi Paul,

I am sure as a highly experienced Ham, Howard is more than able to operate within licence conditions and CEPT rules, that is a given - I wouldn't expect anything less.

However, celebrating and reenacting a transatlantic QSO where France are not able to take part is less than ideal. They probably wont even hear him as 7.2MHz upward is a BC band here in EU - so he would likely get caned by some megawatt BC station anyway. Below 7.2MHz would be a more "globally friendly" QRG.

73 de Steve G1XOW
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Paul

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I agree 100% Steve, no offence intended. I was just mindful of a debate on here some time ago where some participants seemed unsure about which (country's) regulations should be followed when operating remote.

I'm not one of the curmudgeons Howard mentioned and operate my own station regularly over the internet.

I wrote my original reply as Howard was writing his - so unfortunately it does look somewhat out of context. Appologies to you both for that. The new frequency will no doubt attract plenty of EU attention. Best of luck with it Howard.

Cheers.
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Below 7.2Mhz? , not with the chinese jamming stations at work in our 40m band lately and the multi BC stations outside 7.2Mhz.
I,ll pass.
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QRV as follows. 7.195MHz. December 7, 2016. 15:00Z to 17:00Z
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Duane, AC5AA

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Not to be too picky, but doesn't the F/xxxxx indicate your transmitter is in France? Shouldn't you use just your US callsign since that will indicate where the transmitter is located?
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KY6LA - Howard, Elmer

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Duane.


I am currently hiking up the mountain schlepping more gear then I want to

You were absolutely correct that I should leave off the F

However there is no standard tunicate that the operator is in one country and the transmitter is in another country


I'm probably going to use F7 /KY6LA


Which was very close to my old NATO call sign in France. By the way cleaning up this mountain is not exactly easy

if you have Facebook I will probably post Facebook live
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8AB: "He thought it quite a shame that spark was still allowed in the US—it had been banned in France...."
Nowadays it's frequency allocations and which callsign to use being remote ;-)