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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB021 (2007)

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ARLB021 ARRL 2007 Frequency Measuring Test Set

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ARRL Bulletin 21  ARLB021
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  October 18, 2007
To all radio amateurs 

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ARLB021 ARRL 2007 Frequency Measuring Test Set

The 2007 ARRL Frequency Measuring Test (FMT) will take place
November 15 (UTC). It will be conducted using essentially the same
format as last year's FMT.

The 2007 FMT will run November 15 at 0245 UTC (November 14 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 general QST call from W1AW at exactly 0245
UTC, transmitted simultaneously on three amateur frequencies. The
approximate frequencies are 1854 kHz, 3583 kHz and 7045 kHz.  The
test will consist of three 60-second key down transmissions for each
band, followed by a series of dits, followed by a station
identification.

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.

West Coast participants may have their own signal to check again
this year, courtesy of Mike Fahmie, WA6ZTY.  Currently, the exact
times and frequencies are yet to be determined. Please check the
W1AW FMT Web page for up-to-date information and schedule.

This year, your report should be submitted via the FMT Report form
on the W1AW FMT Web site. Along with your call sign and e-mail
address, enter your most accurate measurement on each band and
indicate whether you measured the W1AW (or WA6ZTY) signal. There
will be a window to list your equipment, describe the method you
used to make the measurements and enter any Soapbox comments.

W1AW will post on the FMT web site the transmitted frequencies
following the test. This will allow participants to quickly
determine the accuracy of their equipment and methods.

An article, "Frequency Measuring Test 2007," by Ward Silver, N0AX,
in the November 2007 QST and also available on the ARRL Web site at
http://www.arrl.org/w1aw/fmt/2007/2007FMTSilver.pdf covers this
year's FMT.

Additional information about the FMT--including a list of reference
articles and updates to test schedules--is on the W1AW Frequency
Measuring Test Web page, http://www.arrl.org/w1aw/fmt.
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