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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Testing, Testing, Testing... and... RF ON!

3 August 2011 Thomson Transmitter status display indicating "Unknown State":

Considerable progress has been made in Connecting Power, Air and Water cooling systems. Most connections were completed just before Marc Moreau (Thomson Engineer) arrived for an Installation evaluation and inspection.

Marc arrived on August 3rd with the Transmitter in a functional unknown state.

For the next week the project team worked 12 to 14 hour days testing, repairing electrical control components, fixing water cooling leaks, rebuilding computers, etc….

On Tuesday morning August 9th a temporary antenna connection was made.... and....

We are pleased to report on 9 August 2011

we successfully accomplished an initial power up RF test. For about 10 minutes we aired a station ID test and music tone at 0500 UTC on 31M at 57KW.

9 August 2011 Thomson Transmitter status display indicating all systems "ON":

Thank you for your continued prayers as we move forward to reach the Late October goal for sustained broadcasts using this powerful communication tool!

RF Test Video