[amsat-bb] Re: 2401 MHZ Beacon usage request
stanw1le at verizon.net
Fri Feb 4 17:52:37 PST 2011
I am in favor of any beacon in a ham band. The more beacons the merrier.
You are establishing a "presence" in a infrequently used ham band.
My estimate is that less than 10% of the users of a beacon ever report
their use of a /B.
If I had my way, I would have a /B on every hamband 900 MHz and above,
thru 240 GHz.
Just be sure to keep out of the passband of a satellite downlink or uplink.
Beacons are valuable and best considered a "labor of love".
We appreciate your /B.
Stan, W1LE Cape Cod
On 2/4/2011 6:55 PM, Charlie -K3VDB- wrote:
> Hello AMSAT-BB;......I am trying to determine if the
> W3HMS beacon on 2401MHZ is being use by the Satellite community
> located in South/Central PA. We have
> not received any reports for some time and will not continue to
> support it if not needed.
> It Is located in FM19qv (S/E of York PA.) It has been heard
> in MD and NJ.
> For those who are not familiar with it, it has been on 24/7
> for>3 years and located at 1000ft on a 130ft tower. Its output is 1W
> to a RHCP Lindenblad Ant. Its CW Message
> contains 4 Telemetering channels and about 15 sec of solid carrier
> (then it repeat).
> A spread sheet decoder is available on request. The beacon is useful
> for Receive system testing and propagation analyzing etc.
> The 2401MHZ beacon is co-located with a 1296MHZ beacon and a 5760MHZ beacon.
> The ID message and telemetering is common to all 3 beacons.
> More info is available from k3vdb at amsat.org
> Please Let me know if any of these beacons are useful to you!!!
> Charlie K3VDB
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