Dear LF Group,
Good reception of SAQ again this morning at 0815
and 0915 utc. Between the broadcasts, the station was mostly sending V's, and he
operators spent some time apparently tweaking the frequency control of the
alternator, in which they were successful because the "chirp" in the second
broadcast was reduced from about 60Hz to within 10Hz.
The test program also gave me time to measure the
field strength, which worked out to 340uV/m. Using G4FGQ's "grndwav" software,
ground- and diffraction losses work out to about 4dB, and taking this into
account, the ERP of SAQ is about 7kW.
The QRN noise level seems to have stayed quite low,
so if you haven't already done so, this afternoon's broadcasts would be a good
time to listen out for SAQ.
Cheers, Jim Moritz
73 de M0BMU