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LF: Re: Beacon Tests.

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Subject: LF: Re: Beacon Tests.
From: "Finbar O'Connor" <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2000 13:25:17 -0000
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Hi  Rik,
          Thanks for the encouragement  and  sorry for  messing up the
date.  I will  put  out a  test transmission  over the  next  3  or  4
nights, starting at  just before midnight  utc   and  at least for one hour
or  so  after that start time, begining  tonight  Friday  26th  Feb  2000.
I do not think I can put a 10 sec dash into my  memory keyer, but I will try
to get  something similar on for test purposes.
Maybe the guys in Canada  are  reading this reflector, not sure, but it
would be nice to get reports and build up a picture, for all of us.
Best regards
Finbar          EI0CF        Malin Head.
----- Original Message -----
From: Rik Strobbe <[email protected]>
To: <[email protected]>
Sent: 25 February 2000 10:55
Subject: Re: LF: re: Test Transmission.

At 21:35 24/02/00 -0000, EI0CF wrote:
> I will conduct  a  test  transmission  on   136.150  khz    starting  at
0001   utc  on the  25th  Feb  for  1 hour, with  a  repeating  callisign
>Perhaps  there  might be  somebody  listening  in Eastern Europe  or
North America.    I will have a go anyway.    End of  transmission  at
250100 utc
>Best regards
>Finbar     EI0CF      Malin Head.

That is the right attitude.

Meanwhile we know that DCF39 is putting a good signal in eastern Canada,
what we need to know is if our QRP signal can be heard (seen).
And the best way is to give it a try.
Best chances are for stations in north-west Europe (EI, GM), but maybe SM
and OH have also a good chance as they have an even more northern (and
'darker') path.

What we further know (thanks to the reports from VA3LK and VE1ZZ) is that
solar disturbances (flares) enhance propagation and that the daily peak is
arround 05 - 06 UTC.

So best chances to cross the pond might be at days with strong solar
disturbances and /or in the early morning (in Europe).

A suggestion to the 'beaconeers' : if possible add a 10 second carries to
the beacon signal (every minute or so) , this will make it easier to
the signal with GRAM.

73, Rik  ON7YD

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