The work in this area with DSP, extreme frequency accuracy and stability might well be a precursor for things to come in amateur radio.Low power, small antennas in relation to the frequency and noisy environments will be more and more factors that play for most in the amateur community. On the other hand, it places communication very close to what most of use consider to be "RADIO" as in the beginning, almost 100 years ago.
Apart from its specific propagation domain, these techniques could be used through
tha amateur radio spectrum. Case and point by monitoring the IARU Beacon Network on
14100 kHz, see also: HF beacons ,
Some other beacons are listed here:
Many of the 20 meter beacons for example, can be copied here in California just about every evening, even the 0.1 Watt output level transmissions over thousands of miles!. Often, these signals are the only signals on the band!
The advantages of beacons are many:
- The beacon transmits at known times
- The beacon's frequency is known.
- The position is known.
- The beacon's antenna and output are known.
- The beacon is sending ID's.
Here you will find a collection of fine imformation from many sources about LF and VLF:
E Field Probe antennas:
On E field Probes.
E field PreAmp by KA2QPG.
E field Probes.
More on E probes.
Thinking about loops by IK1ODO.
Doug's loop page.
Long wave receiving loops (Dutch)
A receiving loop for Long Waves.
LWCA Receiver and Antenna Files.
On Loop antennas.
Receiving Loop by KI0LE.
Small HF loops.
HCDX Antenna Special.
KC2TX, receiving loops.
Practical Experiments with Magnetic Loop antennas.
Experiments on Remote Receiving Loops.
Magnetic loop antenna.
Another article on Magnetic loop antennas.
Experience with loop antennas at G4CNN.
Reducing noise in LF receiving Installations.
GW4ALG's loop antennas.
N5FC's loop antenna.
Listening for Lowfer's.
Signal Detection topics:
Wolf for Dummies.
VK2ZTO on LEK signal.
Comparison of Weak Signal Techniques for Lowfer Beacons.
DK8KW weaksignal detection on LF.
WOLF DSP page.
Low speed cw in the noise by DK8KW.
Ultra Narrowband Techniques by VK2ZTO.
Slow speed CW.
Slow CW, an introduction for Newcomers.
PA3BSH, weaksignal detection on VLF and more.
DSP and Weaksignal Interchange.
Home pages, Experiences and Information:
LF Beacon list.
The Noise Floor.
A Software based DDS for LF.
A line synchronous Noise Blanker,
Synchronous Noise Blankers Revisited.
The art of NDB dxing.
DF0WD/DL4YHF Longwave Overview.
WAS in MD by WB3ANQ.
The LF Scene.
VERON LF link page.
RSGB LF Committee.
Amateur Radio LF activity.
A PC Based LowFer Frequency Synthesizer.
LF passive converter.
A PC-Based Lowfer Frequency Synthesizer.
Full scan of 137 kHz band,
Introduction to LF and VLF Monitoring.
AMRAD LF Pages.
RSGB files on LF.
K0LR, Simple Lowfer TX.
Computer Modeling for Lowfer Antennas.
Homebrew LF projects.
PIC controlled CW/BPSK beacon transmitter.
Radio Waves below 22 kHz.
VLF Message board.
VK2ZTO Experimentation WEB pages.
What is "Lowfer operation and practice.
Lowfer beacons in the US and Canada.
DJL Radiobeacon Website.
73 kHz Page.
1750 m products.
DARC: VLF links.
The noise Floor, 1750 m and Medfer Resource.
Long wave Home Page.
The world below 535 kHz.
DK8KW. longwave links.
The world of LF.
Long wave dxing.
500 kHz lowpass filter.
Stanford VLF Group.
Introduction to LF and VLF radio monitoring.
VLF Time Signal Broadcast.
VLF Converters by Palomer Engineers.
VLF Page from Radio World.
Very Low Frquency (VLF)
Datong VLF receiver.
The VLF Site.
European Amateur LF Schedules.
RSGB LF Page.
From New Zealand, the LF Scene.
VERON LF site.
G3YXM's top pages.
GW3ALG 136 kHz pages.
KI0LE Lowfer Pages.
The World of LF.
ON7YD with VLF homebrew projects.
ON7YD and his long wave pages.
Long Wave, a very fine page.
DK8KW, an excellent source for VLF and VLF weaksignal detection.
Crossband QSO England, Canada on VLF.
VLF Test II.
DK8KW with 136 kHz Information and experiences
More Long Wave from DK8KW
VLF at Stanford University
GW3ALG, an Introduction to 136 kHz
AMRAD (US) on VLF
73 kHz from Australia.
VLF World Wide
Happenings on VLF in EU and US
LF and slow CW by DK8KW ELF Receiver
ELF Receiving (II)
Another ELF page
VLF work at Stanford.
VLF Recordings by Stephen P. McGreevy.
Mc Greevy groundbased VLF Recordings.
Ham Radio on Line on VLF.
DARC VLF links.
VLF Time broadcasts.
Introduction to LF and VLF Monitoring.
VLF Radio Astronomy:
Ned's VLF site. ( Radio Astronomy )