This Is Only A Test Part 1

02-13-2012

It is not very often that you can hear a new HF shortwave radio station sign on the air. WTWW a new International Shortwave Radio facility just outside of Nashville, TN is launched a  new transmitter Saturday Feb 11, 2012 with a broadcast we named “This Is Only A Test”. The broadcast started at 4 pm Central Standard Time.  The new transmitter launched is a 100,000 watt transmitter running into a full size rhombic antenna. This was a global radio event with radios being tuned in all over the world. The QSO radio show requested that we could  conduct this broadcast as an amateur radio event to promote amateur radio along with shortwave listening. Why? The shortwave listening audience is huge. The typical shortwave radio listener is a great potential candidate for amateur radio. There are more than 1.5 billion shortwave receivers in use worldwide, in addition to that the BBC estimates that at any given moment, over 200 million sets are tuned to shortwave broadcasts. This is the second time WTWW has allowed The QSO Radio Show to conduct this kind of broadcast and be first on a powerful recently installed 100,000 watt transmitter. The purpose of this broadcast was to demonstrate HF communications and to put radio amateurs on the air to a worldwide audience to tell their story.

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