Published: Saturday, 08 January 2011 16:08
Written by DK2OM
PA0GRU and DK2OM observed a strong weatherfax transmission on 7101.9 kHz on Jan. 7th 2011 at 0930 UTC. Parameters: 120 rpm, IOC 576. DK2OM was able to identify the source of transmission and phoned the German PTT at Konstanz. The location of the transmitter was Northwood, UK. The German PTT took bearings and phoned the British PTT. After 1 hour the fax transmission left our 40 m-band. It must have been a frequency tuning error in Northwood. Anyway: A fast success for IARUMS Region 1! Many thanks to Dick, PA0GRU, Uli, DJ9KR, the German PTT (BNetzA) at Konstanz and Ofcom Baldock, UK. More details ...