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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



ARLB063 ARRL 2003 Frequency Measuring Test Set

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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.