UK radio ham copies Canadian 144 MHz signal

RSGB VHF Manager John Regnault G4SWX in Suffolk, UK has received a signal from the Canadian station VC1T on 144 MHz 

Amateur Radio operators from Atlantic Canada were operating from Pouch Cove, Newfoundland, until 12 July 2014 in a bid to complete a 2 meter transatlantic contact and claim the Brendan trophy.

The "Brendan Quest" team were on the air as VC1T from grid GN37os on 144.155 MHz. The group activated on 4 July 2014, and a couple of days later, on 6 July 2014 at 1341 UTC, G4SWX was able to completely decode an FSK441 transmission from VC1T.

“They attempted to complete the QSO for 4 hours, but were not successful,” the team reported. “However, this reception should qualify for the Brendan Plate.” 

The team said a station in Ireland was able to copy parts of three transmissions. Because of the initial success, the group now will use FSK441 exclusively in its Brendan bid.

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