Remote from 200’ Below English Channel

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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.

Thank you Flex and Marcus. This issooo Cool.
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KY6LA - Howard, Elmer

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Posted 10 months ago

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WA2SQQ

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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!
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Clay N9IO

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Now that IS cool.
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Steve W6SDM

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And there aren't any bubbles on the panadapter.  Fantastic!
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Jay - AJ6AZ

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I love that.
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Jim Gilliam

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


Jim, K6QE

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Trains don't travel at 200mph in the tunnel!
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Jeff

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Good point!  Within the Channel Tunnel, a reduced speed of 160 kilometres per hour (100 mph) applies for safety reasons.
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Bob G W1GLV

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oops, howar.d
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k0eoo

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wasn't he saying 200 feet below the channel not 200mph....
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Geoff

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No. 200' under the channel at over 200mph!
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k0eoo

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Yeah, you're right, missed that part....
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k3Tim

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Really neat feat!
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Pat W5VY

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All that is cool Howard but, were you standing on your head?
73,
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Mike - VE3CKO, Elmer

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One cool fish finder.
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Peter K1PGV, Elmer

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iPad in a plastic bag to keep it from getting wet, I assume? :-)

Peter
K1PGV
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KY6LA - Howard, Elmer

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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

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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.

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How do you do FT8 using your iPad?

Reggie

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KY6LA - Howard, Elmer

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I use parallels access emote desktop for FT8.
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Reggie

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Thanks.  I was hoping there was a new FT8 app that worked with SSDR for iOS.