WE9XFT - 70.005 MHz CW

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https://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/oetcf/els/reports/ELSSearchResult.cfm?callsign=WE9XFT

FCC has granted STA for Experimental station WE9XFT to operate on 70.005 MHz CW from Bedford County, VA with an authorized ERP of 5,000 watts. See above link for details.

The purpose of the station is "Testing VHF E-Skip Propagation Beacon".

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PROPAGATION TEST: NEW US BASED 4 METER BEACON ON THE AIR

A United States based 4 meter beacon is on the air, but its not a ham radio system. On Monday May 3rd , the 70.005 MHz beacon using the Experimental call WE9XFT took to the airwaves from Bedford, Virginia with a power level that may make it receivable in the British Isles and other areas of Europe.

The new beacon is the brain child of Brian Justin, WA1ZMS. Back in January Justin filed an application with the FCC for a Special Temporary Authority to operate a propagation beacon in the 4 meter band for domestic as well as trans-Atlantic reception tests. The FCC granted the request as a non-amateur experimental license since there isn't a 70 MHz Amateur band in the United States.

WE9XFT is running 3 kilowatts Effective Radiated Power on 70.005 MHz beaming towards Europe. It is operating 24 hours a day and the experimental license is valid until September 1st. Reception reports should be sent to Brian by e-mail to wa1zms (at) att (dot) net. (VHF Reflector)
 
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