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Re: [linrad] [Fwd: ARLB063 ARRL 2003 Frequency Measuring Test Set]

Hello Joe,

How will LINRAD assist you with the Frequency Measuring Test ?

I will be using a FLUKE 6160B synthesizer with a rubidium reference and 
a oscilloscope for zero beating.

Stan, WA1ECF  ( Massachusetts Stan)

Joe Fitzgerald wrote:

> Roger and the list,
> I know you put Linrad to the test for the ARRL Frequency Measuring 
> test in the past ... I will be doing the same for this year's test 
> tomorrow night.  I had not seen a mention of the test before 
> yesterday's W1AW bulletin, so I thought I would mention it here.  For 
> details see http://www.arrl.org/w1aw/2003-arlb063.html. 
> I will be receiving with a Kenwood TS-850 and comparing W1AW's signal 
> against a reference signal from a PTS 300 synthesizer clocked by a 
> Z3801A GPS disciplined oscillator.
> -Joe KM1P
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Subject:
> ARLB063 ARRL 2003 Frequency Measuring Test Set
> From:
> "ARRL Web site" <memberlist@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date:
> Mon, 17 Nov 2003 13:36:20 -0500
> To:
> jfitzgerald@xxxxxxxxxxxx
>ARLB063 ARRL 2003 Frequency Measuring Test Set
>QST de W1AW  
>ARRL Bulletin 63  ARLB063
>>From ARRL Headquarters  
>Newington CT  November 17, 2003
>To all radio amateurs 
>ARLB063 ARRL 2003 Frequency Measuring Test Set
>The 2003 ARRL Frequency Measuring Test (FMT) will take place
>November 20 (UTC). It will be conducted using essentially the same
>format as last year's FMT, although transmissions will be longer to
>give stations more time to take measurements.
>The 2003 FMT will run November 20 at 0245 UTC (that's November 19 at
>9:45 PM EST). It will replace the W1AW normally scheduled phone
>bulletin. W1AW Station Manager Joe Carcia, NJ1Q, recommends that
>those planning to participate listen to W1AW's transmissions prior
>to the event to determine which band--or bands--will be best for
>measurement purposes.
>The FMT will start with a QST from W1AW at exactly 0245 UTC,
>transmitted simultaneously on four amateur frequencies. The
>approximate frequencies are 3517 kHz, 7028 kHz, 14,051 kHz and
>21,054 kHz. The test will consist of three 60-second key down
>transmissions, followed by a series of dits, followed by a station
>The test will last for approximately 15 minutes and will end with a
>series of Vs followed by station identification. W1AW will identify
>before, during and after the transmissions.
>Submitted FMT reports should include the time of reception,
>frequency measured and signal report, in addition to name, call sign
>and location. If possible, participants should submit reports on
>more than one band.
>All entrants will be eligible for a Certificate of Participation.
>Those coming the closest to the measured frequency--as determined by
>the ARRL Laboratory--will be listed in the test report and will also
>receive special recognition on their certificates.
>All entries must be postmarked by December 19. Send entries to
>W1AW/FMT, 225 Main St, Newington CT 06111.
>An article, ''The ARRL Frequency Measuring Tests,'' by Ward Silver,
>N0AX, in the October 2002 QST and available on the ARRL Web site at
>http://www.arrl.org/w1aw/fmt/0210051.pdf covers FMT basics.
>Additional information about the FMT--including a list of reference
>articles and updates to test schedules--is on the Frequency
>Measuring Test Web page, http://www.arrl.org/w1aw/fmt.