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Europe-wide bat telemetry with help of radio amateurs starts on August 28

Bat radio telemetry project with ham radio operators will continue from 28 August to the end of September 2016. Bats will be equipped with special radio transmitters at three different locations in Germany. All transmitters work within a carrier frequency range of 150.000 through 150.200 MHz. This carrier frequency is freely available for scientific purposes. Radio amateurs in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, Liechtenstein, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, and Croatia are invited to participate in this project.
In this year, ten bats will be equipped with transmitters in the framework of the project "Funk-Fern-Telemetrie" at the following locations:
1. In the national park "lower Oder river valley" - four bats of the Nathusius's pipistrelle species (transmitter IDs Oder 1 through 4)
2. In the Elbe river valley near Prettin - four bats of the Nathusius's pipistrelle species (transmitter IDs Elbe 5 through 7)
3. At the biosphere reserve karst landscape southern Harz mountains - three bats of the species Leisler's bat (transmitter IDs Harz 8 through 10)
 
An audio file with the transmitted radio signal "S - pause - S - pause - S…" can be found at the link: http://www.dg1hvl.darc.de/fledermauszug-20126.html
 
For further information in English,  German, Italian and French visit the project's web-site   http://www.fledermaus-aksa.de/
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