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LF: Beacons, contests?

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Subject: LF: Beacons, contests?
From: "Mike Dennison" <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, 23 May 2001 13:06:24 +0100
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G3YMC wrote (agreeing with GW4ALG):

 I appreciate the need for beacons
for those doing transatlantic tests and similar, but the use of frequencies just
below 136kHz is a disincentive to those with basic receivers as Steve suggests.
This misses the point. The people we were discussing are not LF operators
who are trying to listen to weak stations despite QRM, they are people who
have checked the band several times and heard nothing at all. It is usually an
issue of sensitivity, rather than selectivity.

Certainly more can be done with publicity, but the key to it all is being able to
predict when someone with a poor Rx will be almost certain to hear activity.
This is why a contest was suggested. Of course, there are alternatives, and
any suggestions are most welcome.

Mike, G3XDV (IO91VT)

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