10 METER BEACON info
FOR AMATEUR RADIO OPERATORS
Continuously under construction by WJ5O
10 Meter Worldwide Propagation Beacons
Other Region 2 HF Beacons
BEACON OPERATOR CALLING FREQUENCY. Top of the Hour 28.327 MHz
For 2008 the Spring Es stretched from 25 May until first week of August.
For 2009 the Spring E's lasted from 2 May until first week of August.
For 2010 the Spring E's noted 3 May and disappeared 4 August.
Spring E conditions " peaked " 2 July 2010 .....64 beacons logged 22:25 Z
See the log at: Es log.htm
2011 E's noted mid-May and stretched until last week of July
Spring/Summer E's 1 June 2012
E's have been up & down through 27 July 2012
3 bandscans 27 July 2012 with ZERO beacon signals heard.
Last of the Summer "Es" 22 August 2012
2 May 2013 E conditions first appeared at my location.
1st week of May 2015 the E layer propagation appeared.
A solar disturbance 20 Oct 15 has resulted in European beacons being heard.. 12 European beacons logged 16:00 ~UTC 21 Oct 15
Appears tha cycle 24 almost history by mid November 2015. ..Several "Nothing heard" logs.
January 2016 very sparse logs except periods of "high sun"......Almost typical of a sunspot low.
5 March 2016 Four European beacons heard 14:37 Z Cycle 24 still producing miracles.
WJ5O BEACON What does a 2 Watt propagation beacon looks like?
THE TEN METER BAND What is it? What can a person expect?
WHY LISTEN FOR BEACONS? There must be a good reason.
WHAT'S A BEACON LOG LOOK LIKE? Good one from 8 July 09.
SPRING E's 2008...... Idea of what's heard in Alabama
WHY NOT OPERATE YOUR OWN BEACON? Ideas
BEACON INFORMATION Know when & where the signal is heard.
PERSONAL BEACON THOUGHTS conclusions for explanation
FCC Part 97.3 AUTOMATIC CONTROL THOUGHTS
WHAT MAKES A GOOD BEACON? Is Your beacon being reported?
CAUSE FOR POOR SIGNAL REPORT Ionospheric Scintillation!
QUICK & EASY CB TO TEN BEACON Even I can do it. ASK IF YOU NEED HELP
MIDLAND 13-882C CONVERT TO BEACON NOTES
QUICK & EASY HTX-10 TO TEN METER BEACON Easier than You think.
BEACON KEYER An economical "homebrew" project. SEE HOW I HOOKED IT UP
CURRENT PROPAGATION DATA
When You hear new CALLS ... ....... Please congratulate them on their accomplishment.
If You know the people with these CALLS, ...Please encourage them to "get on the air".
If any are Your neighbors, ......... Please share Your experience with them.
firstname.lastname@example.org 73 Bill WJ5O
MAY GOD BLESS THE USA