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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX006 (1996)

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ARLX006 Correction to ARLX005

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Special Bulletin 6  ARLX006
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  February 8, 1996
To all radio amateurs

SB SPCL ARL ARLX006
ARLX006 Correction to ARLX005

A corrected version of ARLX005 follows.

Hams are helping a Bosnia-bound US Army mobile AM radio station at
Fort Meade, Maryland, test its broadcasting capabilities. The
station, assisted by a group of Amateur Radio AM enthusiasts in the
Washington, DC, area, seeks reception reports. Fred Cresce, KC4MOP;
Steve Ickes, WB3HUZ, Ken Moffat, N3EAR, and Paul Courson, WA3VJB,
are staffing the new Army Broadcast Service station on 1670 kHz,
which is identifying itself as ABS Radio and playing music. The
frequency is in the newly expanded Standard Broadcast Band.

Courson, a broadcaster with Dow Jones, says the station began
broadcasting around the clock February 5 and so far has received
reports from as far away as California. He said he and the other
hams were brought in to help specifically because of their AM
activity on the amateur bands. The 5000-W transmitter is working
into a 150-foot vertical antenna the hams helped set up and tune.
The station  will continue broadcasting from Fort Meade until
February 9. Then, the portable station will be packed up for
transport to Bosnia, where it will be set up to entertain and inform
US troops stationed there.

Reception reports go to the Army Broadcast Service, 601 North
Fairfax St, Alexandria,  VA  22314. Write DX on the outside of the
envelope.
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