Thanks for the info Wolf it is good news with a foot in the door. I think that
info would have escaped our notice. I will monitor the 30kHz because it is the
right time of year for working into EU from here. However you have to be in the
right place at the right time. Its do-able with that power to UK during an "E"
lift anyway. Please keep us posted with who's on if you can.
73 es GL Pete M0FMT IO91UX
--- On Wed, 2/7/14, wolf_dl4yhf <[email protected]> wrote:
> From: wolf_dl4yhf <[email protected]>
> Subject: LF: Off-band info : 70 MHz QRP allocation temporarily available in
> To: "RSGB LF Group at Yahoo" <[email protected]>, "RSGB LF
> Group at blacksheep" <[email protected]>
> Date: Wednesday, 2 July, 2014, 9:54
> Greetings all,
> Excuses for this "off-band" post: After rumors already
> spread at the Ham
> Radio in Friedrichshafen, the german 'BNetzA' have now
> posted details
> about a temporary low-power allocation in the 4 meter band
> for german
> class-A license holders :
> Only 25 W EIRP and 30 kHz from 70.0 to 70.03 MHz, which puts
> us 'far
> away from the European center of activity' (70.2 MHz).
> Also, the allocation for DL's ends on August 31, 2014(!) so
> little time to build or modify equipment.
> At the moment, it's more or less a 'collision test case' and
> the allocation will not be withdrawn afterwards.
> An IC706 seems to be reasonably sensitive on RX but not a
> good TX (only
> put out a few milliwatts, and even that may be dangerous for
> transistors). So a simple stand-alone CW transmitter (with a
> pulled +
> frequency-doubled XO) may be a better start.
> There's some sporadic-E activity right now, but so far I
> didn't hear
> Andy G4JNT yet.. listening with a rotary dipole at the
> Wolf DL4YHF .