Antipode Radio Contact = Botswana to Hawaii 19395 km A25SL KH6ML Ham Radio on 20m 100w

My first Antipode ham radio contact! first Antipode ham radio contact!

Fun DX Africa QSO with A25SL Leon Smit in Botswana

“Tropical Antipode
The antipode of Honolulu, Hawaii, located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean is located in Africa. Honolulu is located near 21° North and 158° West. Thus the antipode of Honolulu is located at 21° South and (180-158=) 22° East. That antipode of 158° West and 22° East is in the middle of Botswana. Both locations are within the tropics but Honolulu is located near the Tropic of Cancer while Botswana lies along the Tropic of Capricorn.

An antipode is a point on the opposite side of the Earth from another point; the place you'd end up if you were able to dig directly through the Earth. Unfortunately, if you try to dig to China from most places in the U.S., you would end up in the Indian Ocean as the Indian Ocean contains most of the antipodes for the United States.”***

***Rosenberg, Matt. "Find an Antipode on the Opposite Side of the Earth." ThoughtCo. (accessed February 16, 2021).

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