[time-nuts] WWV 25 MHz antenna switched to circular polarization
paulswedb at gmail.com
Fri Jul 14 21:29:33 EDT 2017
Sorry its a bit lower in the site that they resumed broadcasting.
I thought it had been off for many years. Amazing that they kept the
transmitter in shape for operation.
On Fri, Jul 14, 2017 at 9:27 PM, paul swed <paulswedb at gmail.com> wrote:
> I went to the wwv site and do not see 25 MHz mentioned. I do see 20 MHz.
> On Fri, Jul 14, 2017 at 1:17 PM, paul swed <paulswedb at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I have to be honest and say I didn't even think wwv was on 25 MHz anymore.
>> Son of a gun. I will have to listen.
>> On Fri, Jul 14, 2017 at 1:14 PM, Gregory Beat <w9gb at icloud.com> wrote:
>>> As reported by ARRL, a few days ago, on July 7th the 25 MHz antenna for
>>> WWV was changed to circular polarization.
>>> Matt Deutch, N0RGT the Lead electrical engineer at WWV said it’s hoped
>>> that the latest antenna change to circular polarization might be helpful to
>>> anyone studying radio propagation (ionosphere) during next month’s total
>>> solar eclipse (August 21, 2017), which will be visible across the US.
>>> “My effort right now is focused on getting the word out, just to make
>>> people are aware that [the 25-MHz signal] is available, if it can be useful
>>> to them.”
>>> greg, w9gb
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