Perfect for Shortwave Listeners

Just got this in my email – no other details other than what you read here.  I plan to check it out…
 

YOU ARE INVITED TO SHARE THE MAGIC OF HF BROADCASTING AND AMATEUR
RADIO TO A WORLD WIDE LISTENING AUDIENCE.

YOU ARE INVITED TO CALL IN AND SHARE WITH A HUGE GLOBAL RADIO
AUDIENCE.

WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT AMATEUR RADIO

YOUR FAVORITE MODES KHZ

YOUR LOCAL AMATEUR RADIO CLUB AND ITS ACTIVITIES

YOUR PERSONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN AMATEUR RADIO THIS SATURDAY Feb 11
at 4 PM CENTRAL

FROM 4 – 6 PM / 2200 – 2400 UTC THE FREQUENCY IS 9990 KHZ

FROM 6 – 10 PM / 2400 – 0400 UTC THE FREQUENCY IS 5085 KHZ

THE CALL IN NUMBER IS 615-547-9520

It is not very often that you can hear a new HF shortwave radio
station sign on the air. WTWW a new International Shortwave Radio
facility just outside of Nashville, TN is launching a new transmitter
this Saturday with a broadcast we are calling “This Is Only A
Test” starting at 4 pm Central Standard Time. This is a 100,000 watt
transmitter running into a full size rhombic antenna.

This is a global radio event with radios being tuned in all over the
world.

The QSO radio show has requested that we could air this broadcast as
a amateur radio event to promote amateur radio along with shortwave
listening. Why? Well, the shortwave listening audience is huge.

The typical shortwave radio listener is a great potential candidate
for amateur radio.

There are more than 1.5 billion shortwave receivers in use worldwide,
the BBC estimates that at any given moment, over 200 million sets are
tuned to shortwave broadcasts.

This is the second time WTWW has allowed us to conduct this kind of
broadcast on a powerful new shortwave facility.

The purpose of this broadcast is to demonstrate HF communications and
to put radio amateurs on the air to a worldwide audience to tell their
story.

This is not a commercial venture in any way.

So spread the word to all of your amateur radio friends and call us
on Saturday on “This Is Only A Test” and talk to the world about
Amateur Radio!

Thanks and 73

Ted Randall

QSO Radio Show

http://www.qsoradioshow.com
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n6xn

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It all started in 1968 at a small 100 Watt radio station in Napa California. Looks like I finally got my priorities straight: the career is on the back burner and the K3 is getting some air time.
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One Response to Perfect for Shortwave Listeners

  1. n6xn n6xn says:

    It turned out to be an interesting test. They were a couple of minutes late getting started on 30 meters but the signal was fairly good, about S5 on the wire antenna. There were periods of noise and some QSB but overall not a bad signal. But for 100 kilowatts coming out of Nashville you would expect it to be strong.

    They switched to 60 meters at 4PM and were inaudible here until nearly 5PM when they started to come in a bit. As the sun sank behind the hills the audio was almost Q5 but not always. It never did move the meter on the K3 more than an S3. The signal reports from other countries in QST should be interesting – J

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