Archive for date: August 29, 2008

MV beacon on 30m

August 29, 2008 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

Well, inspired by Bruce’s “Flying W” beacon, and realizing that it was a pretty nice and efficient way to send out an easily identified beacon signal, I coded up a really simple little program to generate the “MV” beacon signal (my initials). I then powered on the FT-817, while I didn’t see anything registered on […]

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Amateur Radio Station W1BW in the Morning

August 29, 2008 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

I’ve been trying to monitor (intermittently) some of the beacon activity on 30m. This morning, I managed to capture Amateur Radio Station W1BW, who is transmitting a “W” shaped carrier every few minutes on 10.140050. Here’s my spectrogram from this morning’s recording. The first one seems to be the strongest, but if you look carefully […]

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