On Sunday the 5th of August 2018, there was a remarkable contact on the 2 metre band between Ireland and the Cape Verde Islands off the west coast of Africa.
Mark Turner EI3KD in Cork managed to work D4Z on 144.300 MHz, a distance of some 4163 kms.
This contact made on CW was also a new DX record for tropo in IARU Region 1.
To put the distance into perspective, the equivalent distance to the west would span the Atlantic stretching from Ireland to Nova Scotia in Canada.
Congratulations to Mark on this achievement.