5300km TEP opening on 144 MHz from South America to the Caribbean – 11th Dec 2022


It’s interesting to see that there are once again some great openings between South America and the Caribbean on 144 MHz vie Trans-Equatorial Propagation (TEP). Distances achieved are in the region of 5300kms.

The map above shows a path from LW2DAF to PJ4GR although there were other paths as well from Puerto Rico to the south of Brazil.

This video clip shows a SSB contact on 144.300 MHz between Diego, LW2DAF in Argentina and PJ2VR on Curacao. Note the warble!

These are some of the spots from the DX-Cluster…
Spotter Freq. DX Time Info Country
YV4AKK 146520.0 LU1JAS 01:14 12 Dec 5/9 20 Argentina
YV4AKK 146520.0 LU9ELY 01:12 12 Dec 5/7 Argentina
LU5FF 144300.0 PJ2VR 00:42 12 Dec FF99rf<>FK52mf tnx QSO Curacao
PY3SOL 144300.0 YY7CAR 00:21 12 Dec 5/1 VERY HAPPY DAY!!! Venezuela
PY3SOL 144300.0 NP4JJ 00:06 12 Dec 5/5 SSB Puerto Rico 
PY3SOL 144300.0 WP4KJJ 23:53 11 Dec 5/9++ Puerto Rico
NP4BM-@ 144300.0 PY3SOL 23:40 11 Dec 5/9 + tep qso Brazil
PY3SOL 144300.0 NP4BM 23:40 11 Dec 5/9+ Puerto Rico
It would be very interesting to know…
1) Are any of the stations in South America or the Caribbean trying TEP contacts on 432 MHz???
2) Is there are 144 MHz TEP activity from Africa to Europe???
1) More information about previous TEP contacts can be found on my 144 MHz page.


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