[Lowfer] AMRAD Beacon

Dexter McIntyre W4DEX dmcintyre@att.net
Mon, 24 May 1999 23:46:48 -0400

Andre',  I listened for the beacon about half an hour just after dark
but did not hear it.  QRN was low so I thought I might hear the beacon
this evening.  In your direction I usually could hear "TH", 189.360 from
NJ best just after dark.  I receive a good data signal all the time, day
or night, on 137.000 KHz.  Sounds like RTTY.  Any idea where this signal
originates?  I will keep trying for the 136.750 when conditions are
73, Dex

Andre' Kesteloot wrote:
> Hello Dexter,
> The AMRAD beacon has been "on", 24 hours a day, for about one week now, with
> approximately 150 watts RF into a "T" (Marconi) antenna. It transmits
> continually at 5 wpm, followed by a long dash and a pause to allow for
> signal/noise level measurements.
> We still have to work at improving the coupling/tuning unit at the bottom of
> the antenna.
> Our beacon is installed in Vienna, Virginia. (38-53-24 North, 77-15-43
> West).
> The message it transmits for the moment is "VVV WA2XTF/6 QSL TO N4ICK AT
> AMRAD.ORG  <long dash> <pause>" , and then repeat.
> Hope you can hear it :-)
> Andre' N4ICK
> *********************************
> Dexter McIntyre W4DEX wrote:
> > Andre',  I have been listening for the 136.750 beacon but have not heard
> > it yet.  Is it on the air on any schedule?  Could you advise when it is
> > on or point me to a source for this information?
> > TNX es 73,
> > Dex
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