Trans-Pacific tests at the end of March 2001
ZL and VK LF stations are transmitting on the last weekend of March. East of the international date line that happens on Friday night, 30/31 March. West of the international date it is Saturday night.
FREQUENCY SCHEDULE FOR TRANSPAC TESTING
Freq Mode ID. Callsign Location 176.515 QRSS AX2TAR AX2TAR Hobart VK7 177.0148 QRSS ZL3FJ ZL3FJ Christchurch 181.37 CW ZL1WB ZL1WB Whangarei 182.70 CW ZL3PN ZL3PN Timaru 183.50 CW ZL3JE ZL3JE Pareora 184.00 CW ZL3VN ZL3VN Christchurch 184.4000 DFCW Q ZL6QH Wellington 184.4000 QRSS L ZL4OL Dunedin
Note: Signals from ZL6QH and ZL4OL are deliberately "co-channel" so they can fit on a single Argo screen with 120 second dot setting. ZL6QH will send QQQQQ... with dual frequency CW, -0.5 and +0.5 Hz offset. ZL4OL will send LLLLL... with single frequency CW (no offset). Frequencies of these emissions should be within 0.1 Hz.
SUNRISE AND SUNSET TIMES (UTC)
Location Sunrise Sunset Halifax 09.57 11.41 Los Angeles 13.41 02.13 Honolulu 16.25 04.46 Whanarei 18.34 06.19 Wellington 18.35 06.15 Christchurch 18.44 06.22 Dunedin 18.54 06.30 Hobart 20.26 08.26 Port Moresby 20.15 08.16
The SSB liaison frequency is 14.300 MHz plus or minus QRM.
Info from Bob ZL2CA
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