[W9RCA-News] FW: Lunar Echo Experiment looking for Amateur Radio Participants

Edde, Gabe gabe.edde at ttecorp.com
Fri Jan 18 09:49:27 EST 2008

FYI -- Might be of interest to others...  From John Vendely in FL.. 

BTW -- I think the first one is tonight at midnight eastern. 



 Lunar Echo Experiment looking for Amateur Radio Participants (Jan 17, 

2008) -- The HF Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) in Alaska and  
the Long Wavelength Array (LWA) in New Mexico are planning an  
additional lunar echo experiment for January 18-19. Interested radio  
amateurs are invited to participate in this experiment by listening  
for the lunar echoes and submitting reports. On January 19, listen on  
6.7925 MHz from 0500-0600 UTC, and on 7.4075 MHz from 0600-0700 UTC.  
On January 20, listen on 6.7925 MHz from 0630-0730 UTC, and on 7.4075  
MHz from 0730-0830 UTC (depending on frequency occupancy at the time  
of operation, it may be necessary to adjust the frequency slightly).  
Based on previous experiments, investigators believe it should be  
possible to hear the lunar echoes with a standard communications  
receiver and a simple 40 meter dipole antenna. The format for the  
transmissions will follow a five second cycle beginning on the hour  
and repeating continuously. The HAARP transmitter will transmit for  
the first two seconds. The next three seconds will be quiet to listen  
for the lunar echo. Then HAARP will transmit again for two seconds,  
repeating the cycle for one hour. In the second hour, this five  
second repetitive cycle will be repeated at a different frequency.  
All transmissions from HAARP will be CW (no modulation). Depending on  
ionospheric conditions, it may or may not be possible to hear the  
HAARP transmission directly via skywave propagation. Since HAARP will  
not be using any modulation, it will be necessary to use USB or LSB  
mode on the receiver to hear HAARP and the lunar echo. Investigators  
are interested in receiving signal reports from radio amateurs who  
may be able to detect -- or not detect-- the lunar echo or the  
transmitted skywave pulse from HAARP. Submit reports via e-mail, and  
list your call sign and the type and location of your receiving  
equipment and antennas.  -- Information provided by Ed Kennedy, K3NS,  
HAARP Navy Program Manager 

http://www.arrl.org/?artid=7958 <http://www.arrl.org/?artid=7958>  

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