|Subject:||LF: Re: ZL6QH tests|
|From:||"john sexton" <[email protected]>|
|Date:||Sun, 24 Mar 2002 14:50:25 -0500 (EST)|
Watched with Argo during the Sunset window, but nothing seen that could possibly be ZL6QH.
--- On Thu 03/21, Vernall
> ZL6QH BEACON TESTING 23 MARCH
> ZL6QH will be transmitting on 23 March for all hours of local darkness.
> sunset is nominally 0628 UTC, and sunrise nominally 1831 UTC (more
> and sunset details in the list at the end of the notice). The date was
> selected to be close to an equinox.
> Dual frequency keying will be used, with 120 second dots, 0.4 Hz shift
> sending QQQQQQ... as hi, hi, lo, hi, gap. One Q takes 10 minutes.
> hi = 137.7890 kHz
> lo = 137.7886 kHz
> Each Q will start on the hour and be maintained close to 10 minute
> throughout each hour, so absolute timing may be useful for analysis of
> difficult reception situations.
> SUNRISE AND SUNSET TIMES (UTC)
> DX stations can decide on their best times for monitoring. The following
> list is a sequence of sunrise and sunset nominal times for 23 March, for
> various countries, by call sign prefix :
> I sunrise 0508 UTC
> DL sunrise 0530 UTC
> F sunrise 0548 UTC
> G sunrise 0601 UTC
> EA sunrise 0613 UTC
> GM sunrise 0614 UTC
> IE sunrise 0623 UTC
> ZL2 sunset 0628 UTC
> VE1 sunrise 1012 UTC
> W4 sunrise 1136 UTC
> W6 sunrise 1359 UTC
> VE7 sunrise 1410 UTC
> KH6 sunrise 1630 UTC
> I sunset 1711 UTC
> DL sunset 1733 UTC
> F sunset 1752 UTC
> G sunset 1806 UTC
> EA sunset 1816 UTC
> GM sunset 1819 UTC
> EI sunset 1827 UTC
> ZL2 sunrise 1831 UTC
> It would seem that European listeners miss out on dark paths with ZL
> their Saturday morning sunrise, but there are dark paths at and after
> European dusk. Thus early Saturday evening could be the best time for
> European listeners.
> Reception reports can be emailed to [email protected] or posted to the
> reflector. Note that there is no online email at ZL6QH. There is also a
> booking for all-band HF activity, so on this occasion an HF liaison
> frequency can not be offered for advising LF reports as it could clash
> contest activity.
> Good luck to all prospective listeners.
> 73, Bob ZL2CA
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