From the website of D4C comes the news of a successful 2m transatlantic QSO.
A new 2m barrier is broken. PY1MHZ- V51PJ QSO
Successful Bilateral Transatlantic 144 MHz QSO made !
Between 04 and 05 October 2016 a new record was set. PY1MHZ Marcos received in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brasil from locator GG87JC the 2 m signal of V51PJ from locator JG82IE in Rosh Pinah, Namibia by using digital mode WSJT-X via Tropospheric ducting.
The distance between the two stations is 5987 km
Here the details of the records:
Mode: WSJT-X – QRA64
Time and intensity:
04 OCT 2016 2038 UTC -37db at PY1MHZ
05 OCT 2016 0028 UTC -36db at V51PJ
PY1MHZ 2x12el Horizontal polarity, 400W, Preamp 16db
V51PJ 2x13el Horizontal polarity, 1kW
Only thanks to the persistence and determination of these OM this historic achievement was possible.