My 13 cm 2.4 GHz distance records

SOTA 13 cm 2.4 GHz Distance Records

2.4 GHz FM Mode

Type Frequency Date Radio Power Output My Antenna VK Summit My Grid Callsign worked Callsign Grid Distance (km) Distance (miles)
SOTA Activator 2.4 GHz FM 31-Mar-18 FT-817 & SG-Lab 13cm transverter 2.5 watts 13cm 20el Yagi VK1/AC-008 QF44JL VK1RX/2 QF44ME 82 51

2.4 GHz SSB Mode

Type Frequency Date Radio Power Output My Antenna VK Summit My Grid Callsign worked Callsign Grid Distance (km) Distance (miles)
SOTA Activator 2.4 GHz SSB 4-Mar-18 FT-817 & SG-Lab 13cm transverter 2.5 watts 13cm Bi-Quad antenna VK1/AC-048 QF44LQ VK1DA/2 QF45ME 54 33
SOTA Activator 2.4 GHz SSB 31-Mar-18 FT-817 & SG-Lab 13cm transverter 2.5 watts 13cm 20el Yagi VK1/AC-008 QF44JL VK2RX/2 QF45ME 82 51
SOTA Activator 2.4 GHz SSB 22-Apr-18 FT-817 & SG-Lab 13cm transverter 2.5 watts 13cm 20el Yagi VK2/SM-068 QF43NN VK1JA QF44NO 114 71
SOTA Activator 2.4 GHz SSB 27-May-18 FT-817 & SG-Lab 13cm transverter 2.5 watts 13cm Bi-Quad VK2/SW-027 QF44GR VK2COW QF44OX 74 45

2.4 GHz Summit to Summit contacts

 

Type Frequency Date Radio Power Output My Antenna VK Summit My Grid Callsign worked Callsign Grid Distance (km) Distance (miles)
SOTA S2S 2.4 GHz SSB 3-Mar-18 FT-817 & SG-Lab 13cm transverter 2.5 watts 13cm Bi-Quad VK1/AC-048` QF44LQ VK1DA/2 QF45ME 97 60
SOTA S2S 2.4 GHz SSB 31 Mar-18 FT-817 & SG-Lab 13cm transverter 2.5 watts 13cm 20el Yagi VK1/AC-008 QF44JL VK1RX/2 QF45ME 82 51
SOTA S2S 2.4 GHz SSB 22-Apr-18 FT-817 & SG-Lab 13cm transverter 2.5 watts 13cm 20el Yagi VK2/SM-068 QF43NN VK1RX/2 QF44NV 150 93
SOTA S2S 2.4 GHz SSB 3-Aug-18 FT-817 & SG-Lab 13cm transverter 2.5 watts 13cm 20el Yagi VK2/ST-010 QF44QK VK1AT/2 QF45ME 86 53
SOTA S2S 2.4 GHz SSB 18-May-19 FT-817 & SG-Lab 13cm transverter 2.5 watts 13cm 20el Yagi VK2/ST-001 QF44SI VK1RX/P QF45MQ 59 37
SOTA S2S 2.4 GHz SSB 9-Jun-19 FT-817 & SG-Lab 13cm transverter 2.5 watts 13cm 20el Yagi VK2/ST-049 QF45XF VK1RX/2 QF44SI 101 60
SOTA S2S 2.4 GHz SSB 18-Aug-19 FT-817 & SG-Lab 13cm transverter 2.5 watts 13cm 17el Yagi VK1/AC-037 QF44MP VK1RX/2 QF44RG 55 34

Published: 3 April 2018
Last Update: 25 August 2019

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SOTA VK1AD – April 2021 2m – 23cm activations

The purpose of this post is to share information with fellow radio amateurs, which demonstrates how you can achieve VHF-UHF Dx contacts with as little as 5 watts output on 144.200 MHz and 2.5 watts to 25 watts output on 1296.150 MHz.

Yes, you can also qualify a SOTA peak with a mono or dual band HT on 2m and 70cm. You can achieve greater distances with the use of an external antenna such as the 2m 4 element Yagi

This month’s activations include:

  • Mount Perisher VK2/SM-007
  • The Peak (Hudsons Peak) VK2/SM-068
  • Mount Taylor VK1/AC-037

1 April 2021 – Mount Perisher VK2/SM-007 QF43EO 2054 m ASL

Longest paths

  • 2m 144.2 MHz SSB VK3BJM 366 km near Kyneton in Victoria (VK3)
  • 23cm 1296 MHz SSB VK2DO 182 km, NSW South Coast

2m 144.2 MHz QSOs

2 April 2021 – VK1AD SOTA activation of Mount Perisher on 2m 144.2 MHz – Image courtesy of SOTA MAPS

23cm 1296.150 MHz QSOs

2 April 2021 – VK1AD SOTA activation of Mount Perisher on 23cm 1296.150 MHz – Image courtesy of SOTA MAPS

Extract – VK1AD SOTA activator log Mt Perisher 2 April 2021

Summit to Summit QSOs 2m and 23cm: VK1RX at Mt Ainslie VK1/AC-040 144 km and VK1FLEX at Mt Kosciuszko VK2/SM-001 12km, Australia’s highest mainland peak

TimeCallsignBandModeNotes
23:33VK2TWR2mSSBQF43PL Rod s59 r59
23:34VK1MA2mSSBQF44MT Matt s58 r55
23:36VK2NSS2mSSBSteve s55 r52
23:37VK1DSH2mSSBQF44MS Dale s52 r52
23:38VK1AT/32mSSBQF32UC Jim s52 r51 175 km
23:41VK1JA2mSSBQF44NO Jason s58 r58
23:42VK2COW2mSSBQF44OX Dimitris s58 r57
23:43VK2DO2mSSBQF54CH Chris s58 r59
23:47VK3BJM2mSSBQF22ES Barry s52 r41 366 km
23:50VK1RX/P2mSSBAl s59 r59 S2S VK1/AC-040
23:57VK1KW2mSSBQF44MT Rob s59 r59
00:00VK2TWR23cmSSBQF43PL Rod s59 r59 82 km
00:02VK2DO23cmSSBQF54CH Chris s57 r57 182 km
00:05VK1DSH23cmSSBQF44MS Dale s51 r51 143 km
00:06VK1KW23cmSSBQF44MT Rob s59 r59 147 km
00:07VK1RX/P23cmSSBQF44NR Al s51 r51 S2S VK1/AC-040 144 km
00:09VK1JA23cmSSBQF44NO Jason s58 r58
00:39VK1MA2mSSBMatt s58 r55
00:40VK1MIC2mSSBWade s51 r51
00:42VK1FLEX/P2mSSBDrew s59 r59 S2S VK2/SM-001 12 km
00:54VK1FLEX/P2mSSBDrew s59 r59 S2S VK1/SM-001 (VK1NAM)

2 April 2021 – Hudsons Peak (The Peak) VK2/SM-068 QF43NN 1230 m ASL

Longest paths

  • 2m 144.2 MHz SSB VK1KW 140 km, Canberra
  • 23cm 1296.150 MHz SSB VK1MA 140 km, Canberra

2m 144.2 MHz and 23cm 1296.150 MHz QSOs

2 April 2021 – VK1AD SOTA activation of The Peak on 2m and 23cm – Image courtesy of SOTA MAPS

Extract – VK1AD SOTA activator log The Peak 2 April 2021

TimeCallsignBandModeNotes
04:45VK1MA2mSSBQF44MT Matt s51 r51
04:45VK2TWR2mSSBQF43PL Rod s59 r59
04:47VK1MIC2mSSBQF44NT Wade s51 r51
04:49VK1KW2mSSBQF44MT Rob s59 r59
04:52VK2TWR23cmSSBQF43PL Rod s59 r59
04:55VK1MA23cmSSBQF44MT Matt s41 r41
05:06VK2UK23cmSSBQF44MT Matt s41 r41
05:07VK8GMT/123cmSSBQF44MT Matt s41 r41
05:09VK1RX23cmSSBQF44NN Al s52 r51
05:20VK2DO23cmSSBQF54CH Chris s57 r57
05:41VK3TST/440mSSBMarcus s54 r54 S2S VK4/SE-117
05:43VK2DO2mSSBQF54CH Chris s59 r59

1 April 2021 – Mount Taylor VK1/AC-037 QF43MP 850 m ASL

Longest paths

  • 2m 144.2 MHz SSB VK2EMA 382 km at Tottenham NSW (VK2)
  • 23cm 1296.150 MHz SSB VK1MA 60 km, near Yass NSW

2m 144.2 and 23cm 1296.150 MHz QSOs

18 April 2021 – VK1AD SOTA activation of Mount Taylor on 2m and 23cm bands to local stations – Image courtesy of SOTA MAPS
18 April 2021 – VK1AD SOTA activation of Mount Taylor to 2m DX stations – Image courtesy of SOTA MAPS

Extract – VK1AD SOTA activator log Mt Taylor 18 April 2021

Summit to Summit QSOs – VK1DA/2 at Mt Canobolas VK2/CT-001 225 km and VK1MA at Mt Mundoonen VK2/ST-053 60 km.

TimeCallsignBandModeNotes
02:54VK1MCW2mSSBQF44NN Bill s59 r59
02:59VK1MIC2mSSBQF44NT Wade s58 r59
03:01VK1DO2mSSBQF44PO Chris s59 r59
03:04VK1DO23cmSSBQF44PO Chris s59 r59
03:06VK1MA/P23cmSSBQF45ME Matt s59 r59 S2S VK2/ST-053
03:14VK1MA/P2mSSBMatt s59 r59 S2S VK2/ST-053
03:19VK2COW2mSSBQF44OX Dimitris s59 r59
03:26VK1DA/P2mSSBAndrew s55 r55 S2S VK2/CT-001
03:52VK1KW23cmSSBQF44MT Rob s59 r59
03:54VK1JA23cmSSBQF44ON Jason s59 r59
04:26VK2EMA2mSSBMark s55 r52
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