[Lowfer] ARRL Letter, VLF] (fwd)

Frank Gentges gentges@itd.nrl.navy.mil
Tue, 16 Mar 1999 03:08:44 +0000 (GMT)

Looks like our credentials are being questioned on the LOWFER 
listserver.  Does one watt into 15 meter long antenna equal one watt 
eirp?  Inquiring minds want to know.
Frank K0BRA

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Date: Mon, 15 Mar 1999 21:05:55 -0500
From: Dexter McIntyre W4DEX <dmcintyre@att.net>
To: lowfer@qth.net
Subject: Re: [Lowfer] ARRL Letter, VLF]

Do any of the station on the list below operate LF or have extensive LF
experience?  This isn't some unknown territory is it?  I know several,
and I'm sure there are many more, very experienced LF operators that
could tell us now what these tests will find.

Dex, W4DEX

W0rw@kktv.com wrote:
> The ARRL Letter
> Vol. 18, No. 11
> March 12, 1999
> _______________________________
> Some US experimental activity is coming to LF! The FCC has granted a
> one-year experimental license to the Amateur Radio Research and Development
> Corporation to conduct tests on the frequency 136.75 kHz. Experiments would
> be carried out from 12 Northern Virginia sites using the call sign WA2XTF.
> These experiments are to gain low-frequency experience in anticipation that
> the FCC may allocate a band at 136-kHz to Amateur Radio.
> Last October, the ARRL petitioned the FCC to create two amateur LF
> allocations at 135.7-137.8 kHz and 160-190 kHz. The League asked for a 200 W
> PEP power limit (no more than 2W EIRP) and requested the new bands be made
> available to those holding a General class or higher license for CW, SSB,
> RTTY/data, and image emissions.
> 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.
> 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, n4ick@amrad.org.
> Further information concerning these LF experiments will be available in the
> AMRAD Newsletter mailed bimonthly to AMRAD members and available at
> http://www.amrad.org.
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