Transatlantic on LF ?

Andre' Kesteloot
Thu, 28 Oct 1999 12:43:32 -0400

ComPact wrote:

> Hello all
> It's been interesting following the discussion on the possibility of
> crossing the Atlantic with amateur LF signals. Although the frequency is
> much higher it may be relevant to mention that several stations in ZL are
> getting consistent reception of the Galveston Texas NDB on 206 kHz. This is
> reported as a 2kW beacon which presumably means there wouldn't be more than
> 500 watts or so in each sideband. Distance is about 12500 km and signals
> peak just before Galveston sunrise. I don't have any data on GLS's antenna
> but if it's anything like most NDB's would not be hugely efficient.
> Mike ZL4OL