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Brian Lloyd WB6RQN to Make Commemorative Earhart Flight with ALE HF Radio Brian Lloyd WB6RQN works on his Mooney M20K 231 airplane equipped with Micom 3 ALE HF Radio.
Austin, Texas, USA: In June 2017, pilot and ham
operator Brian Lloyd WB6RQN will embark to retrace the historic
worldwide equatorial flight route, commemorating 80
years since Amelia Earhart's famous attempt at circumnavigating the
world in 1937. Brian's aircraft is equipped with HF Automatic Link
Establishment, and will be active on the ham radio ALE channels during
the flight. Ham operators worldwide will be able to connect directly
with Brian WB6RQN/AM Air Mobile on High Frequency SSB, ALE and AMD text
messaging during the flight. The 125 Watt radio system is equipped with
an under-fuselage HF antenna and SGC SG-237 antenna tuning unit.
Brian Lloyd comments, "At this point the planning shows that longest leg of the flight will be from Fiji, across Howland Island (where Amelia and Fred disappeared), and then on to Kauai, Hawaii. That leg is 2,788 nm (3,208mi or 5,163 km) long. The flight time for that leg will be about 15 hours." The flight's final destination is 2017 EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh Wisconsin USA on Monday 24 July. There is a facebook page devoted to the Project Amelia Earhart 80.
Aircraft HF Radio System
HF Belly Antenna View of 13ft wire with insulated strut and insulated tensioner
The services currently provided by Global ALE HFN stations are using Automatic
Link Establishment for: HF Selective Calling, HF Interoperability, HF Texting
Net Call-ups, and announcements. Real-time
reporting of who is on the air and able to communicate with each other,
is tracked by the global network of stations through ALE COMM CENTRE on the web.
A team of radio operators is on the air, in the global constellation of
ALE HF stations