New world 24 GHz EME record

EME (Earth-Moon-Earth) amateur / ham radio  operation over a distance of 17,405.6 kms is a new world record for 24 GHz, following a contact between Rex Moncur VK7MO and Charlie Suckling G3WDG.

The successful achievement took place on 5 March 2014, with Rex VK7MO who located to the height Mt Wellington near Hobart to minimise water vapour that attenuates 24 GHz signal, and to take advantage of the Moon being close to Earth.

The Moon had to be at low elevation which meant the signal had lots of atmosphere to travel through.