VK2KRR RESULTS &
Setting new standards in ham radio DX and showing others what can be done
05.12.19 - ****VK2KRR/VK6KXW - New Australian 432 MHz DIGITAL Distance Record - On this day completed contact with Peter VK6KXW near Perth using FT8 digital mode. RX best -9dB here. Distance is 2806 km. I was using IC9700 at 75W and 4x 30 element array, no pre-amp.
19.02.19 - ****VK2KRR - My furthest 1090 MHz ADSB Aircraft reception - Received ADSB signal @ 1319 km, near Ceduna SA. Awesome!
12.03.18 - ****VK2KRR - My furthest 1090 MHz ADSB Reception - Received ADSB signal @ 1134 km.
19.01.18 - ****VK2KRR - My furthest FM Radio Reception - Received ABC Classic Geraldton WA on 94.9 MHz @ 3133 km, double hop Sporadic E path.
09.02.16 - ****VK2KRR - My furthest 432 MHz WSPR Two Way reports - Two Way WSPR signals sent and received between myself and Derek VK6DZ, west of Albany @ 2664 km. Derek only running 10W and it was amazing to see his 70cm signal coming in on the spectrum graph of WSPR, for hours on end.
19.01.14 - ****VK2KRR - My furthest 162 MHz Marine Tracking signals reception (12 Watts) - Today heard "Cape Naturaliste VTS & Lighthouse" @ 2938 km. Also "D'Entrecasteaux Poi VTS & Light" @ 2809 km.
19.01.14 - ****VK2KRR/VK6JR - New Australian 144 MHz Digital Modes Record - Today worked Wayne VK6JR at Dunsborough WA on JT65b for new digital modes record. Wayne was very audible and was 5/9+10dB even on SSB. Distance is 2933 km. Amazing!
09.09.12 - ****VK2KRR - My furthest 162 MHz Marine Tracking signals reception (12 Watts) - 2627 km, off the coast of Albany, WA. Waiting now to crack the 3000 km mark.
12.02.11 - ****VK2KRR/VK6DZ New Australian 144 MHz DIGITAL Distance Record - Unusually, in the evening I made contact with Derek VK6DZ, west of Albany on 144 MHz JT65b, for new Australian Digital modes record on 2m. 2664 Km. This came about due to recent rain and higher humidity inland.
17.01.11 - ****VK2KRR/VK6DZ New Australian 144 MHz DIGITAL Distance Record (RX only) - On this day, I made partial contact with Derek VK6DZ, just west of Albany WA on 144 MHz JT65b digital tropo. I copied numerous decodes down to -13dB but Derek has noise on his end and contact was not complete. The distance was 2664 Km. Derek was also received on WSPR mode.
29.01.10 - ****VK2KRR/VK6WG New VK2 (New South Wales) 432 MHz Distance Record - On 29th January 2010 VK2KRR made contact with VK6WG for a new VK2 tropo distance record on 432 MHz of 2650 Km! Furthest ever 432 MHz tropo contact in New South Wales radio history.
29.01.10 - ****VK2KRR/VK6FN New Australian 146 MHz FM Distance Record - On 29th January 2010 VK2KRR made contact with VK6FN (Max at Manjimup) for a new Australian tropo distance record on 146 MHz FM of 2821 Km! Furthest ever 146 MHz FM (with vertical polarity) contact in Australia.
28.08.08 - ****VK2KRR - 1st Place! 2008 WIA Winter Field Day Contest: Home Station 24 hour****
01.01.07 - ****VK2KRR - 1st Place! First VK/ZL Annual Grid Square Competition (Year 2006)**** First outright and first in 2m & 70cm section
21.02.06 - ****VK2KRR - 1st Place! 2006 WIA Summer Field Day Contest: Home Station 24 hour****
06.01.06 - ****VK2KRR/VK6JR New Australian 144 MHz Distance Record - On 2nd January 2006 VK2KRR made contact with VK6JR for a new Australian tropo distance record on 144 MHz of 2933.3 Km! My furthest ever tropo contact and reset VK2 and VK6 records. Read More
02.01.06 - ****VK2KRR captures new VK2 distance record for 70cm band for reception only! Easy copy of VK6RST 432.564 MHz @ 2677 Km today 02.01.06. Reception made numerous times since, but no VK6 amateurs available to make the record DX contact.
17.07.05 - ****VK2KRR - 1st Place! 2005 John Moyle Field Day Contest: Home Station 24 hour**** A lot of hard work in contesting the 2005 John Moyle Field contest as a 24 hour home station has paid off. Station VK2KRR has easily taken out the 24 hour home station section.
26.12.03 - ****VK2KRR New Australian Tropo 2m repeater distance record! 2817 Km!**** Into Mt Saddleback VK6RMS 147.250 MHz. Read More
13.03.94 - ****VK2KRR 2nd Place! 1994 John Moyle Field day contest: Single Op, 6 hour, VHF Portable. Using a FT26 Handheld!
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