First Canadian LF QSO on 136 kHz
Poor to medium conditions, but at 1400 GMT - July 22, VA3LK and VE3OT accomplished a 2-way QSO on 136 kHz - a first in Canada. The distance was 431 kM (268 miles). Method was with QRSS at 0.4 wpm, using the sweep second hand to count the dots and dashes.
VA3LK - using an
IRF540 final ( 18V @ 4A) on 137.710 kHz and with a 270 ft tower.
Larry VA3LK's coordinates are 44o40' N 76o 25' W and Mitch VE3OT's coordinates are 43oN 81o 15'W
(Larry and Mitch
have special authorisation from IC to operate on 136 kHz)