The November Frequency Measuring Test will begin at 0000 UTC, November 3 (8:00 PM EDT November 2). Transmissions will take place on three bands: 20, 40, and 80 meters. The 20 meter transmission will have two parts - the first beaming east from California and the second beaming toward Japan. Participants are to submit only one 20 meter measurement, but are encouraged to measure both transmissions and compare the measured frequency and signal characteristics in their comments.
The object is to obtain accurate frequency measurements of an unmodulated carrier on three amateur bands (20-40-80 meters) accounting for Doppler shift, fading, multi-path and other interesting phenomena. The FMT has attracted quite a following, and all of the measurement submission and reporting are done online for quick results.