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Date: Tue, 27 May 2003 06:24:38 -0600 The Marconi Radio Club of Newfoundland is promoting interest in long wave low frequency work on 136 kHz The Marconi Radio Club of Newfoundland is breaking new ground on the long waves by conducting experiments aimed at assisting RAC in acquiring a 136 kHz allocation and promoting interest in low frequency work. A proposal written by club member Joe Craig VO1NA was endorsed by RAC and the proposal was approved by Industry Canada. Since then, a low frequency transmitting station, the first on 2200 metres in the Newfoundland and Labrador Section, has been on the air as MRCN members conducted various experiments including several cross-band contacts. Signals from the station have been copied by W1TAG near Boston and by G3NYK in England. The latter was the first transatlantic LF transmission by a Newfoundland amateur radio station. MRCN was also the first amateur group in Newfoundland to span the Atlantic on 5 MHz last November and is actively planning to do the same on 2 metres. For further information, please see the MRCN web site at http://www.ucs.mun.ca/~jcraig/mrcn.html or by searching for VO1MRC with your favourite search engine.