LowFER and MedFER Experimenters from the late 1980's

The Heydey of 1750 meter (160-190 khz) and 183 meter (1620 - 1700 kHz) Experimentation.

February 1990 recordings (made from on a DXpedition to Goat Rock, Sonoma County, California, at the mouth of the Russian River) during the peak years of all of this beacon activity, are now online at:


Bill Hensel, Colorado in next photo taken in 1990:

Z2 165.66 heard near Poipu, Kauai, Hawaii, 21 Jan. 1986 - 0711z - new record!

z2_165.66_in_kauai_21jan86_0711z.mp3 Realistic DX-200 (Radio Shack), Yaesu FRT-7700 preselector w/homebrew j-fet preamp, about 100 ft./30m wire in trees.Bencher XZ-2 audio-filter. At the time, this reception broke known lowFER beacon DX records. - S.P. McGreevy. - (This audio file has been processed and filtered for better clarity) - spm

All Photos by Stephen P. McGreevy, 1986, 1988, 1989. 1990 self-shot of Bill Hensel, Englewood, Colorado and his 1675 "D" beacon. Stephen P. McGreevy feb 2007 photo of Mike Mideke at N6NKS QTH.

Dedicated to Cliff Buttschardt, W6HDO, K7RR (SK), Lowfer "HDO," "C"-maritime mobile lowfer

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