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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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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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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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 ;-)