5 Jun 2010

4m beacon in the USA

This news is about 4 weeks old, but I missed it!

A new 70.005MHz (4m) beacon  WE9XFT is operational from Virginia, USA, FM07fm. Callsign and a short message is sent continously in CW at 18 WPM/90 LPM. It's a radio science beacon for sporadic-E propagation purposes. ERP is 3 kW from a 3 el. yagi at 60°, i.e. Europe. The beacon will run 24/7 until Sept 1st. The beacon is non-amateur and sadly no 2-way QSOs can take place.  Reports via e-mail to WA1ZMS.

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