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LF: ZL6QH tests 23 March

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Subject: LF: ZL6QH tests 23 March
From: "Vernall" <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2002 16:07:21 +1300
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ZL6QH will be transmitting on 23 March for all hours of local darkness.  ZL2
sunset is nominally 0628 UTC, and sunrise nominally 1831 UTC (more details
in the list at the end of the notice).

Dual frequency keying will be used, with 120 second dots, with 0.4 Hz and
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 multiples
throughout each hour, so absolute timing may be useful for analysis of
difficult reception situations.

DX stations can decide on their best times for monitoring.  The following
list is a sequence of sunrise and sunset 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 before
their sunrise, but there are dark paths at and after European dusk.

Reception reports can be emailed to [email protected] or posted to the

Good luck to all prospective listeners.

73, Bob ZL2CA

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