Frank Gentges
Tue, 2 Feb 1999 22:52:22 +0000 (GMT)

Thank goodness this good-idea-gone-bad hs been put our of its misery.  
The Air Force just kept cutting out sites from its plan until the whole 
system was too fragile to survive any threat.  Environment got to be too 
much of a concern for them.  I rmember that there was a site near the 
mouth of the Chesepeke bay.  It may have been Crownsville.  It would be a 
really good LF site if we could get our hands on it.  Its proximity to 
the bay will proably make it a prime site for USCG differential GPS 
though.  Maybe it will come up as surplus property for non-profits.

Frank K0BRA

On Mon, 1 Feb 1999, Tracy K Wood wrote:

> I just received my copy of February's Monitoring Times magazine. 
> Kevin Carey's Below 500kHz column mentions that on 1 Nov GWEN went silent (for good) but that many of these stations are being converted to DGPS (285-325kHz.)   There's also a Lowfer station listing and mention of ARRL's 136kHz petition.
> Can any AMRADers confirm the GWEN shutdown?  If so, perhaps we can get to use one of their local sites for a LOWFER Beacon (Gettysburg PA, Crownsville MD are two sites listed.)
> K7UO