[Lowfer] ARRL Letter, VLF] (fwd)
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.
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Date: Mon, 15 Mar 1999 21:05:55 -0500
From: Dexter McIntyre W4DEX <email@example.com>
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.
> The ARRL Letter
> Vol. 18, No. 11
> March 12, 1999
> LOW-FREQUENCY EXPERIMENTAL LICENSE ISSUED
> 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
> 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
> Further information concerning these LF experiments will be available in the
> AMRAD Newsletter mailed bimonthly to AMRAD members and available at
> to: INT:email@example.com
> cc: kg5n
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