Inspired by Jürgen, DF9OA, today we had our first “DX” QSO in the 6cm band at 5.7 GHz in ATV mode.
The distance is over 60km, the transmission power about 100mW and the antennas each have about 20dbi profit.
I stood with my brother Detlef, DN6DM on the Bocksberg in the Harz in the north of Germany and Jürgen with Ben, DK6OT on the southern hill of the Kronsberg in Hanover. Both are no SOTA moumtains.
In the following video you can see and hear what I have received from there: https://youtu.be/J0ggXqD8NNE
My next goal is a SOTA activation in ATV. Is atv a valide SOTA mode?