Meanwhile, The RSGB seem to have put LF on the back burner.- I can't remember
the last constructional feature on LF in RadCom, while the publicity for the HF
convention in October has no mention of LF at all.
How refreshing to see the ARRL applying some subtle pressure on the
authorities and giving LF a little positive discrimination.
I am sure that David expects me to react to this one.
I don't know exactly what is in the RadCom Editor's in-tray, but I do know
there is a large backlog of articles. I will check tomorrow (he is out today at
the printers) to see what he has on LF. The magazine recently ran an article
on the Puckeridge experiments.
I have ensured that every news-worthy LF story has been covered on the
GB2RS news bulletin, and there have been several of these this year.
As for the HF Convention, the detailed information (see
http://www.rsgb.org/hfc2001/programme.htm) shows the two LF lectures under
The full lecture programme, still under preparation, shows the details as
Stream C Saturday
0930 LF Propagation and some effects of Solar Disturbances: Alan Melia,
1045 The 136kHz Transatlantic QSOs: Peter Dodd, G3LDO et al
1200 LF Forum: Chairman John Gould, G3WKL
(Stream C continues with two lectures that may be of interest to the
experimenters on this reflector)
1500 Digital Voice at HF, and Related Techniques: Andy Talbot, G4JNT
1615 HF Datamodes via the Soundcard: Phil Cooper, GU0SUP
Admittedly, the main Convention page fails to mention the LF Village that will
(presumably) be the meeting point for all lowfers on both Saturday and
Sunday. I will try to get that fixed.
Lastly, some of you may be aware that there are behind the scenes activities
by the RSGB to obtain another band in the LF/MF region.
The ARRL cover is the first one that has ever featured LF. The 73kHz band
made the cover of RadCom when the first permits were issued.
In the meantime, please bombard the RadCom editor with LF technical articles
- the texts of the HF Convention lectures are obvious candidates. I will do what
I can to get them published, though I won't be the editor's boss for much
Mike Dennison, G3XDV
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