Monday, May 7, 2012

Coast Guard to Participate in Armed Forces Day Cross-Band Test

The U.S. Coast Guard has joined the roster of military stations participating in the 2012 Armed Forces Day
Cross-Band Test this coming weekend, according to Army MARS Public Affairs Officer Bill Sexton, N1IN.

Coast Guard station NMN at Atlantic Fleet headquarters in Chesapeake, Virginia, will be listening on the 40, 20 and 17 meter amateur bands between 1300 UTXC on May 12 and 0300 UTC on May 13.
Amateur stations should listen on the following frequencies and transmit in any legal portion of the phone bands (listen to NMN for additional guidance on where the operators may be listening). NOTE that transmissions on 40 meters must be in UPPER SIDEBAND rather than the commonly-used lower sideband.

STATION: NMN (12 May 1300Z - 13 May 0030Z)
Frequency     Emission        Amateur Band

 7.528.6 kHz    USB                             40M (USB)*
14.427.0 kHz   USB                             20M (USB)
18.196.1 kHz   USB                             17M (USB)

This is part of the annual Armed Forces Day observance in which military stations traditionally operate cross-band with amateurs.