[Fwd: Successful BPSK Mobile Reception in the Summertime -- 570 miles!]
Tue, 20 Jul 1999 16:58:11 -0400
Cantrell Bill-QA0057 wrote:
> Hello All,
> What can you do with 2 milliwatts ERP in the summertime? How does 570 miles
> sound on 189.900 kHz?
> I thought I would mention that I went on another trip with the van. I was
> able to receive the (1 watt input) "TEXAS" LowFER Beacon from 570 miles
> away, as the crow flies, in Collinsville, Illinois (just east of St. Louis,
> MO). Copy was solid (despite some rainfall) all the way to Joplin, Missouri
> (327 miles) when I lost battery power. I will schedule a write-up of my
> findings for a future issue of The LOWDOWN, (BPSK Adventures #3). This
> stuff is a blast!
> Bill Cantrell
> "TEXAS" & WD5CVG
> near Ft Worth, TX