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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB063 (2003)

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SB QST @ ARL $ARLB063
ARLB063 ARRL 2003 Frequency Measuring Test Set

ZCZC AG63
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ARRL Bulletin 63  ARLB063
From ARRL Headquarters =20
Newington CT  November 17, 2003
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SB QST ARL ARLB063
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 3584 kHz, 7049 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
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.

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.
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<P><FONT SIZE=3D2>SB QST @ ARL $ARLB063</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=3D2>ARLB063 ARRL 2003 Frequency Measuring Test Set</FONT>
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<P><FONT SIZE=3D2>ZCZC AG63</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=3D2>QST de W1AW&nbsp; </FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=3D2>ARRL Bulletin 63&nbsp; ARLB063</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=3D2>From ARRL Headquarters&nbsp; </FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=3D2>Newington CT&nbsp; November 17, 2003</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=3D2>To all radio amateurs </FONT>
</P>

<P><FONT SIZE=3D2>SB QST ARL ARLB063</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=3D2>ARLB063 ARRL 2003 Frequency Measuring Test Set</FONT>
</P>

<P><FONT SIZE=3D2>The 2003 ARRL Frequency Measuring Test (FMT) will take =
place</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=3D2>November 20 (UTC). It will be conducted using =
essentially the same</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=3D2>format as last year's FMT, although transmissions =
will be longer to</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=3D2>give stations more time to take measurements.</FONT>
</P>

<P><FONT SIZE=3D2>The 2003 FMT will run November 20 at 0245 UTC (that's =
November 19 at</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=3D2>9:45 PM EST). It will replace the W1AW normally =
scheduled phone</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=3D2>bulletin. W1AW Station Manager Joe Carcia, NJ1Q, =
recommends that</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=3D2>those planning to participate listen to W1AW's =
transmissions prior</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=3D2>to the event to determine which band--or bands--will =
be best for</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=3D2>measurement purposes.</FONT>
</P>

<P><FONT SIZE=3D2>The FMT will start with a QST from W1AW at exactly =
0245 UTC,</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=3D2>transmitted simultaneously on four amateur =
frequencies. The</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=3D2>approximate frequencies are 3584 kHz, 7049 kHz, =
14,051 kHz and</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=3D2>21,054 kHz. The test will consist of three 60-second =
key down</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=3D2>transmissions, followed by a series of dits, followed =
by a station</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=3D2>identification.</FONT>
</P>

<P><FONT SIZE=3D2>The test will last for approximately 15 minutes and =
will end with a</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=3D2>series of Vs followed by station identification. W1AW =
will identify</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=3D2>before, during and after the transmissions.</FONT>
</P>

<P><FONT SIZE=3D2>Submitted FMT reports should include the time of =
reception,</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=3D2>frequency measured and signal report, in addition to =
name, call sign</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=3D2>and location. If possible, participants should submit =
reports on</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=3D2>more than one band.</FONT>
</P>

<P><FONT SIZE=3D2>All entrants will be eligible for a Certificate of =
Participation.</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=3D2>Those coming the closest to the measured =
frequency--as determined by</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=3D2>the ARRL Laboratory--will be listed in the test =
report and will also</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=3D2>receive special recognition on their =
certificates.</FONT>
</P>

<P><FONT SIZE=3D2>All entries must be postmarked by December 19. Send =
entries to</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=3D2>W1AW/FMT, 225 Main St, Newington CT 06111.</FONT>
</P>

<P><FONT SIZE=3D2>An article, ''The ARRL Frequency Measuring Tests,'' by =
Ward Silver,</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=3D2>N0AX, in the October 2002 QST and available on the =
ARRL Web site at</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=3D2><A =
HREF=3D"http://www.arrl.org/w1aw/fmt/0210051.pdf">http://www.arrl.org/w1a=
w/fmt/0210051.pdf</A> covers FMT basics.</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=3D2>Additional information about the FMT--including a =
list of reference</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=3D2>articles and updates to test schedules--is on the =
Frequency</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=3D2>Measuring Test Web page, <A =
HREF=3D"http://www.arrl.org/w1aw/fmt">http://www.arrl.org/w1aw/fmt</A>.</=
FONT>

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