Other Radio Hobbies
Report #083 03/09/12
WINTER SWL FEST
Of particular interest to me was the talk given by Tom Witherspoon regarding the Ears to Our World radio charity. I personally know of two locations that would benefit with radios in the classrooms. On is in Central America and the other is in Africa. I will be looking into this matter in the near future and hope to be able to provide some radios for those schools.
On 10124 kHz I heard a continuous carrier with what sounded like repeated letter Ns. About every 5 minutes the callsign of the sender was transmitted. A HAM friend has advised me that such transmissions are radio beacons which allow listeners around the world to check propagation conditions on that band. He gave me two Internet references for beacons. http://www.w6nek.com and http://amateur-radio-wiki.net/index.php?title=Beacons
CUBAN NUMBERS BROADCASTS HEARD February 2012
I forwarded my monitoring results to Ary Boender and he has included them with his, and the logs of other SWLers, in an updated Cuban Numbers sked/freq chart which appears in Numbers & Oddities Newsletter Edition #173 February 2012.
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©2012 Don Schimmel.