Transmission of the unmodulated CW carrier continues on 506 MHz, with horizontal polarisation. The maximum EIRP is +20 dBW (100 Watts) towards the North East.
coverage measurements, at more than twelve locations, confirm that the
transmit antenna is performing as expected. Reception reports are
transmission is receivable over a 180° arc, from the North West,
through North East, to South East. There are two minimas: one in the
direction of Titahi Bay and the other in the direction of Seaview.
Transmissions over the other 180° arc, from South East, through South
West, to North West are about 20 to 26 dB weaker.
“breadboard” version of the digital modulator was completed on
Wednesday 27 th February 2013 and is now undergoing intensive quality
Components have been ordered for constructing the permanent power amplifier.
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