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WORLD RECORDS FOR PEDESTRIAN MOBILE AND HUMAN POWERED MOBILE LONG DISTANCE HF COMMUNICATIONS
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HFPACK HALL OF FAME
BAND MHz
MODE 
CATE-
GORY
DIST-
ANCE
km

OPERATOR
CALLSIGN
A
LOCATION

A

HF SYSTEM

A
OPERATOR
CALLSIGN
B
LOCATION

 
B
HF SYSTEM

B
DATE
DDMMMYY
TIME UTC
COMMENTS
1.8
SSB
2
/PM
5W
22 G0SBW/PM Port of London tower site, 51.81N 001.22E 0.25W, IC703, 12 ft. loaded whip G8BLS/PM Old Felixstowe Martello tower site, 51.98N 001.38E 0.25W, IC703, 12' loaded whip 07NOV04 1615Z rpt to G0SBW 5x6, rpt to G8BLS 3x5
3.5
SSB
1
/PM
50W
1481 KI0PF/PM Mark Colorado Springs, CO, USA 20W, PRC-1099, 8ft Whip, Dragging 22ft counterpoise KQ6XA/PM Bonnie Foster City CA USA 25W, VX-1200, 13ft Whip, Dragging counterpoise 03NOV02 0710z (Signal Reports 55/55, about 12dB above noise. Good propagation, low atmospheric noise. Large group of HFpackers witnessed contact on 3999LSB.
3.5
SSB
2
/PM
5W
1464 WB6MLC/PM Fremont, CA, USA FT-817, 5W, Top-Loaded Whip, dragging counterpoise KI0PF/PM Colorado Springs, CO, USA PRC-1099, 5W, 16ft Whip, dragging counterpoise 17NOV2002 0744z, Reports: 51/51, group of HFpackers witnessed contact on 3999LSB, QSB, signals near noise level
5
SSB
1
/PM
50W
1431
KJ5GT/PM Albuquerque NM USA 12W, PRC-104, 16ft whip, dragging counterpoise KQ6XA/PM Foster City CA USA 50W, Kachina MP-25, AT-271whip, dragging counterpoise 05OCT03, 0625UTC, Sigs 53/53, low noise, big group of HFpackers on freq
5
SSB
2
/PM
5W
1529 KI0PF/PM Mark near Colorado Springs, CO, USA 38.5N 104.49W 5W PRC-1099, 16ft. whip, 44 ft. dragging counterpoise KB6BA/PM Oliver WB6MLC/PM Ken San Ramon, CA, USA 37.78N 121.98w 5W FT-817 (both) 13ft loaded whip, 31ft drag counterpoise WB6MLC 14ft hor. vert.load LpoleKB6BA 19OCT03 0610Z KI0PF rpt to: KB6BA, 5x4; WB6MLC, 5x4 KI0PF rpt from: KB6BA, 5x4; WB6MLC, 5x4.
5
SSB
3
/HPM
50W
2493 W3FF/BM Budd Redding, CA USA
 
40.37 N
122.20 W
FT-857ND with an LDG Z-100 Ultra tuner. 50W
Buddistick antenna
8ft length
on handlebars
K6ERO/PM
 John
Fayetteville AR USA
36.07 N
 94.15 W
PRC-104 manpack
20w
Drag wire
counterpoise
32ft



09JAN2005 0110Z
K6ERO rpt to W3FF: 55
W3FF rpt to K6ERO:54
7
SSB
1
/PM
50W
1481 KQ6XA/PM Foster City CA USA 50W, Kachina MP-25, 10ft whip w/ base loading coil, dragging counterpoise KI0PF/PM near Colorado Springs CO USA 20W, PRC-1099, 16ft whip, dragging counterpoise 05OCT03, 0633UTC, Strong sigs 59/59, low noise
14
CW
2
/PM
5W
17467 SV1UY/PM Demetre Athens Greece 38N 23E 5W FT-817; MP1 2.5m loaded whip with dragging 3m counterpoise ZL1BK/PM Max Auckland New Zealand 37S 175E 5W FT-817; handheld loaded dipole 28FEB2001 06:25 UTC ; Reports 519 & 519; near antipodes long path?
14
SSB
2
/PM
5W
17467 ZL1BK/PM Max Auckland New Zealand 37S 175E 5W FT-817; handheld dipole SV1UY/PM Demetre Athens Greece 38N 23E 5W FT-817; MP1 loaded 2.5m whip with dragging 3m counterpoise 28FEB2001 06:45UTC ; Reports rec Max 41 Demetre 31 ; near antipodes long path?
18
SSB
1
/PM
5W
9348PY1AHD/PM AlexRio de Janiero Brasil
22.90S
43.22W

5W, FT817, approx. 1m dia. homebrew magnetic loop antennaG0SBW/PM TomPoint Clear, Essex 01.05E 51.80N50W, FT817 / HL-50B amp / LDG Z11 tuner, 17' whip, dragged counterpoise13Feb2004 1530Z Rpt to G0SBW 5/5, Rpt to PY1AHD 5/6
21
SSB
2
/PM
5W
11569 N5YYX/PM James New Mexico USA 5W Yaesu FT-817; handheld dipole ZL1BK/PM Max Auckland, New Zealand 5W Yaesu FT-817; handheld dipole 21FEB2001 00:43UTC Signal Reports: 51 & 51
28
SSB
1
/PM
50W
10460 ZL1BK/PM Max Auckland, New Zealand 5W/FT-817, Homebrew 1.8m Whip, Dragging 3m Counterpoise KQ6XA/PM Bonnie San Mateo, CA, USA 20W, Homebrew 6.5m Whip, Dragging 3m Counterpoise 18 FEB 2001 02:23 UTC (Weak sigs, good QSO! Quiet location on both sides, overlooking Pacific Ocean)
28
SSB
4
/HPM
5W
11294 VE7FM/HPM Mohan Vancouver Island Canada Index Labs QRP++; 5W; 6ft whip; recumbant bicycle ZL1BK/PM Max Auckland New Zealand Yaesu FT-817; 5W; handheld dipole 21FEB2001 00:30 UTC ; Sig Reports 51 & 51 ; Bicycle to Pedestrian
28
CW
1
/PM
50W
10460 ZL1BK/PM Max Auckland New Zealand 5W/FT-817, Homebrew 1.8m Whip, Dragging 3m Counterpoise KQ6XA/PM Bonnie San Mateo CA , USA 20W, Homebrew 6.5m Whip, Dragging 3m Counterpoise 18 FEB 2001 02:15 UTC (Weak, but perfect Q5 Copy)
28
CW
4
/HPM
5W
11294 VE7FM/HPM Mohan Vancouver Island Canada Index Labs QRP++; 5W; 6ft whip; recumbant bicycle ZL1BK/PM Max Auckland New Zealand Yaesu FT-817; 5W; handheld diplole 21FEB2001 00:30 UTC; bicycle to pedestrian QSO
Failures and Disqualifications: G4AKC and G7LPW are disqualified in 2007
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HFPACK HALL OF FAME
Curator of HFpack Hall of Fame: Oliver KB6BA
Guidelines for Qualification in HFpack Hall of Fame

Submissions to HFpack Hall of Fame shall include:

   1. Callsigns and names of operators.
   2. UTC Date [DDMMMYYYY] Time [hh:mm].
   3. Frequency and Mode [SSB] [CW] [DATA].
   4. Signal reports exchange (any standard format)
   5. Geographic coordinates to the nearest minute.
   6. Great circle distance in kilometers.
   7. Category of entry.
   8. Brief description of equipment used.

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Guidelines for All Categories
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1. Communications shall be between licensed amateurs authorized to operate within their jurisdiction.
2. All claims must be substantiated through one of the following means:
   A. by verified email posts with signal reports to HFpack group by both participants.
   B. by clear JPG image upload of QSL Card(s) to the HFpack file archive. QSL must be marked "Pedestrian Mobile" or "/PM" or equivalent.
3. Total weight of all equipment used for communication shall be less than 15 kilograms (33 pounds), inclusive of receiver, transmitter, complete antenna system, all wires, cables, I/O devices, microphones, earphones, speakers, keys, antenna mounts, batteries, and power supply.
4. All communications shall take place on amateur radio authorized bands on frequencies within the spectrum of 1.8 to 54 MegaHertz, using a transmitter power output level not to exceed 50 Watts Peak Envelope Power.
5. During the communication,  operator shall not intentionally utilize fixed metallic objects as either reflectors, directors, or counterpoises for antenna systems or radio waves. Natural geological formations and features of terrain may be intentionally utilized by the radio operator.
6. All distances are to be measured using great circle terrestrial surface short path distance calculations derived from geographic coordinates rounded to the nearest minute. No terrestrial distance exceeding antipodes shall be recognized.
7. During the time of actual exchange of signal reports, the operator shall not have the relay assistance of other radio operators over the air, other communication systems, telephone, internet, relays, repeaters, receivers or remote systems.
8. A communication exchange which spans two power categories is classified in the higher power category.
9.
All communications exchanges shall be between Pedestrian Mobile or Human Powered Mobile stations. A communication exchange which spans Pedestrian Mobile and Human Powered Mobile categories shall be classified in a Human Powered Mobile category.

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Category 1 = Pedestrian Mobile 50 Watts
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1. The singular radio operator shall carry and support the full weight of all equipment used for communication.
2. Radio operator shall be able to move about freely carrying all equipment and antenna system throughout the entire communication.
3. The output power of the transmitters on bothsides of the communication is limited to 50 Watts PEP on SSB or DATA, and 25 Watts CW.
4. A wire attached to the radio equipment with a maximum total length of 20 meters in a single direction and a maximum cross section of 1 centimeter may be touching, dragging, or laying on the surface upon which the operator is walking or standing; however, this counterpoise wire shall not be mechanically attached to any fixed object or in any way elevated above the surface of the earth by fixed objects, or impede the free forward linear movement of the radio operator.
5. The antenna system used for communication shall have a maximum height of 10 meters above the surface level upon which the operator is walking or standing, and the entire weight of the antenna shall be carried by the operator during the communications.
6. During communications, radio operator shall be located on either A, B, or C:
   A. natural earth, soil, rock, path, or trail.
   B. non-elevated: concrete, vehicular road, sidewalk, wooden walkway, or similar normal walking surface.
   C. the deck of a ship or boat, wharf, dock,       on or above a body of water only if all other qualifications of the category are met, and the height of the antenna above the surface upon which the operator is walking or standing does not exceed 3 meters, and if a counterpoise is used the length of it shall not exceed 3 meters.
7. A pedestrian mobile also includes an operator roller skates, ice skates, roller blades, snow skis, riding horseback or pack animal.

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Category 2 = Pedestrian Mobile 5 Watts (QRP)
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1. All of the qualifications of Category 1 shall be met.
2. The output power of the transmitters on both sides of the communication is limited to 10 Watts PEP on SSB or DATA, and 5 Watts CW.
3. No other communication between the same station may be made at a higher power level within 30 minutes prior to the claimed communication.
4. No weight limit for Category 2 equipment.

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Category 3 = Human Powered Mobile 50 Watts
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1. A Human Powered Mobile is considered to be any wheeled vehicle, craft, device, cart, wagon, bicycle, tricycle, scooter, or carrier which is powered for movement solely by human energy.
2. A Human Powered Mobile shall also include:
   A. A non-motorized hang glider, paraglider, or aircraft which is placed aloft solely by human energy.
   B. A non-motorized, non-sail boat not exceeding a length of 10 meters which is powered for movement solely by human energy.
3. During communications, Human Powered Mobile shall be located on either A, B, C, or D:
   A. natural earth, soil, rock, path, or trail.
   B. any concrete, vehicular road, sidewalk, wooden walkway, track, or similar normal vehicular or walking surface.
   C. under or upon the surface of a body of water.
   D. the travel surface of any vehicular or pedestrian bridge, wharf, or dock.
4. During communications, Human Powered Mobile shall    not be located on any of the following:
   A. another vehicle or craft of any kind.
   B. a building or manmade structure other than a bridge.
5. The output power of the transmitters on both sides of the communication is limited to 50 Watts PEP on SSB or DATA, and 25 Watts CW.
6. The antenna or counterpoise in any direction extending outward from the Human Powered Mobile shall not exceed 10 meters in length, however, if the Human Powered Mobile is located upon a bridge, wharf or dock, the antenna or counterpoise shall not exceed 3 meters in length.
7. During communication, the Human Powered Mobile shall not be tethered or mechanically attached to any fixed object, craft, or vehicle.
8. Submission shall include description of mobile.
9. A communication between a Human Powered Mobile and a Pedestrian Mobile shall be included in the Human Powered Mobile Category.

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Category 4 = Human Powered Mobile 5 Watts (QRP)
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1. All of the requirements of Category 3 shall be met.
2. The output power of the transmitters on both sides of the communication is limited to 10 Watts PEP on SSB or DATA, and 5 Watts CW.
3. No other communication between the same station may be made at a higher power level within 30 minutes prior to the claimed communication.
4. No weight limit for Category 4 equipment.

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Differently-Abled Notes For All Categories
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1. A Differently-Abled operator is exempt from requirements of specific movement, and may utilize any type of wheelchair, including a motorized wheelchair, other assisted devices, or the assistance of another person for carrying equipment.
2. A Differently-Abled operator may enter any appropriate category, within transmitter power and antenna conditions.
3. A Differently-Abled operator utilizing a    wheelchair or other assistance for movement may enter the Pedestrian Mobile category, however, a motor vehicle capable of supporting more than one person may not be utilized.
4. All other conditions apply equally to Differently-Abled operators in all categories, and it is not necessary to disclose that the operator is Differently-Abled.
5. Weight limitations apply only to the actual transmitter, receiver, and antenna system used for communication by the Differently-Abled operator.
6. The spirit of the guidelines for the appropriate category should be followed.

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VERSION DATE 22DEC2006



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