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Frequency Measuring Test (FMT) Set for April 7 at 0215 UTC

04/05/2016

The April Frequency Measuring Test (FMT) will get under way on April 7 at 0215 UTC (the evening of Wednesday, April 6, in US time zones). Transmissions will take place on 20, 40, and 80 meters, respectively.

The 20 meter transmission will have two parts — the first beaming east from California (W6OQI), and the second beaming toward Japan. Participants should submit only one 20 meter measurement but are encouraged to measure both transmissions and compare the measured frequency and signal characteristics in their comments.

Submit measurements to the Frequency Measuring Test Data Entry page (click on “Data Entry”) by April 10 at 0300 UTC. (Note: The Data Entry page will be updated by the time of the FMT to accept 2016 submissions.)

Here’s the schedule:

20 meters: Near 14,121 kHz, initially beaming east

 

 

W6OQI (0215 UTC) Call up for 5 minutes

W6OQI (0220 UTC) Key down 2 minutes

W6OQI (0222 UTC) Restart call up and turn beam toward Japan and North Pacific

W6OQI (0225 UTC) Key down 2 minutes

W6OQI (0227 UTC) End 20 meters and announce change to 40 meters

40 meters: Near 7055 kHz

 

 

K5CM (0245 UTC) Call up for 5 minutes

K5CM (0250 UTC) Key down 2 minutes

K5CM (0252 UTC) End 40 and announce change to 80 meters

80 meters: Near 3598 kHz

 

 

K5CM (0300 UTC) Call up for 5 minutes

K5CM (0305 UTC) Key down 2 minutes

K5CM (0307 UTC) End 40 meters and end of FMT



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