10 METER BEACON info

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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.
24 May 2014 Spring E conditions...Disappeared 9 August 2014
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.
6 May 2016  The "E" conditions became active......I logged 7 North American beacons.
24 June 2016 Nine of my daily beacon logs so far this month have been "Nothing heard"...
14 July 2016 Logged 35 ten meter beacons via "E" reflection 16:14-15:07 Z...30 seven hours later.
 

 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 BEACONSThere 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.

 SSB BEACON WHEN THE HTX-100 NO LONGER FUNCTIONS IN CW MODE

BEACON KEYER        An economical "homebrew" project. SEE HOW I HOOKED IT UP

CURRENT PROPAGATION DATA

           


                                                        
CONGRATULATIONS!

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.

  

                                                                                                        wj5o@amsat.org  73 Bill WJ5O


                           MAY GOD BLESS THE USA