Special Event Celebrates First Transatlantic Amateur Contact

November 11, 2023

The Swiss Air Force Museum HAM Radio Club will be on the air with callsign HB8DELOY to celebrate the first transatlantic contact between two amateur radio operators.

[On] 27 November 1923, at 9.30pm EST, two-way short-wave radio contact took place for the first time between radio amateurs on either side of the ocean, between Hartford, Connecticut, USA and Nice, in the south of France.

The special event will run through the end of December this year.

Source: Swiss Air Force Museum HAM Radio Club  open_in_new

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