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26CT1074
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Call Sign : 26-CT-1074 / M7MMC
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QTH or Location : Brighton, East Sussex
Equipment Used : Icom IC-7300, Lincoln II (V4), Xiegu X6100
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PostSubject: 0.5w handy to 0.5w handy - Brighton UK to Normandy in France (Video)   0.5w handy to 0.5w handy - Brighton UK to Normandy in France (Video) Icon_minitimeThu May 21, 2020 1:22 am

Hey guys,

just thought i'd share this video which is from my YouTube channel, I recorded it on the 19th May and we had a great tropo lift and French stations were booming across.

I spoke to a good radio friend of mine now, we have spoken many many times over PMR during tropo and his name is Jacky (14-FRS-119) and we were both using 500mw legal handheld PMR radios.

108 miles as the crow flies between my exact home QTH to his location on Utah Beach in Normandy.

I've never got such a buzz from radio and who knew it would come from a half watt PMR handy Smile

Link below, stay safe everyone
best 73'

Mike.

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Alan - Mirror Man
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Equipment Used : CRT SS9900 Beofeng UV5R Yaesu FTDX1200 CRT Micron CRT FP00 Sattelite 2000 antenna ZS6BKW X30 co-linear

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PostSubject: Re: 0.5w handy to 0.5w handy - Brighton UK to Normandy in France (Video)   0.5w handy to 0.5w handy - Brighton UK to Normandy in France (Video) Icon_minitimeThu May 21, 2020 5:11 pm

Now there is an impressive feat, well done!
Subbed your YT channel.

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PostSubject: Re: 0.5w handy to 0.5w handy - Brighton UK to Normandy in France (Video)   0.5w handy to 0.5w handy - Brighton UK to Normandy in France (Video) Icon_minitimeThu May 21, 2020 6:56 pm

Thanks Alan, most appreciated sir!
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PostSubject: Re: 0.5w handy to 0.5w handy - Brighton UK to Normandy in France (Video)   0.5w handy to 0.5w handy - Brighton UK to Normandy in France (Video) Icon_minitimeSat May 23, 2020 11:13 am

Nicely done. Thats very impressive for a small PMR

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PostSubject: Re: 0.5w handy to 0.5w handy - Brighton UK to Normandy in France (Video)   0.5w handy to 0.5w handy - Brighton UK to Normandy in France (Video) Icon_minitimeWed Nov 16, 2022 10:35 pm

Nice one! yes propagation can send far away even so small power ... probably helped a lot where you was at a high place ... i have catch oirt band, dab+, fm, sw, lw, mw from USA (some they transmitting max 50Watts) , cb etc but now i have seen your video, never thought to use a pair of an Binatone pmr's i own ...next time if i am suspecting propagation i will do

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RadioWavez
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PostSubject: Re: 0.5w handy to 0.5w handy - Brighton UK to Normandy in France (Video)   0.5w handy to 0.5w handy - Brighton UK to Normandy in France (Video) Icon_minitimeThu Nov 17, 2022 2:23 pm

Very cool fun stuff! Especially with the required stubby antenna.
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