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Author Topic: New Experimental 40MHz test station licensed in Atlanta, GA!  (Read 1139 times)

Offline ThaDood

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Heard this on Amateur Radio Newsline #2282. With Sporadic "E" still in play, this should make for an interesting catch! https://ei7gl.blogspot.com/2021/07/new-us-experimental-station-wl2xup-now.html
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Re: New Experimental 40MHz test station licensed in Atlanta, GA!
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2021, 1519 UTC »
Another low-VHF beacon of possible interest is WE9XFT/WG2XPN on the 4m band at 70.005MHz. FCC has renewed the permit multiple times, and Wiki suggests it is still active as of March 2021.

https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/els/reports/405_Print.cfm?mode=current&application_seq=107273
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4-meter_band

AFAIK, it is a 3KW directional from Virginia to Europe, but even few watts off the backside could be enough for NA reception if/when the band is open.
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