ARLB016 Low-frequency Experimental license issued

Paul L. Rinaldo
Sat, 13 Mar 1999 07:12:50 -0500


This same info was carried in the ARRL Letter released on Friday.

73, Paul, W4RI

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>Organization: American Radio Relay League
>Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 17:38:23 EST
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>ARLB016 Low-frequency Experimental license issued
>QST de W1AW  
>ARRL Bulletin 16  ARLB016
>From ARRL Headquarters  
>Newington CT  March 12, 1999
>To all radio amateurs 
>ARLB016 Low-frequency Experimental license issued
>The FCC has granted a one-year experimental license to the Amateur
>Radio Research and Development Corporation--AMRAD--to conduct tests
>on 136.75 kHz. Experiments would be carried out from 12 Northern
>Virginia sites using the call sign WA2XTF to gain low-frequency
>experience in anticipation that the FCC may allocate an amateur band
>at 136 kHz.
>Emissions authorized for these tests include 173-Hz and 450-Hz
>bandwidth frequency-shift data and 100-Hz bandwidth CW. The
>authorized transmitted power is 1 W ERP. The 12 stations will
>operate experimental transmitters, antennas and receiving systems
>using digital signal processing techniques.
>Participating in the experimental operation are Glenn Baumgartner,
>KA0ESA; David Borden, K8MMO; Robert Bruhns, WA3WDR; Hal Feinstein,
>WB3KDU; Terry Fox, WB4JFI; Andre Kesteloot, N4ICK; George Lemaster,
>WB5OYP; Shannon Mishey, N8TBM; Paul Rinaldo, W4RI; David Rogers,
>K9RKH; Elton Sanders, WB5MMB; and John Seely, AA4GM. Rinaldo is the
>ARRL's technical relations manager.
>While the list of stations is closed and new transmitting stations
>cannot be added, others are invited to join the project by listening
>and reporting results. Reception reports should be sent via e-mail
>to Andre Kesteloot, N4ICK,
>Last October, the ARRL petitioned the FCC to create two amateur LF
>allocations at 135.7-137.8 kHz and 160-190 kHz. Several countries
>throughout the world already enjoy LF allocations around 136 kHz.
>These include New Zealand, Great Britain, the Republic of Ireland,
>and several European nations.
>Further information concerning these LF experiments will be
>available on the AMRAD Web site,