Archive for tag: beacon

K6HX QRSS Grabber

January 20, 2010 | Amateur Radio, QRSS | By: Mark VandeWettering

For fun, I’ve got my new RFSPACE SDR-IQ running on my laptop using Spectrum Lab and monitoring the 30m QRSS beacon subband. I enabled its HTTP server, and now have set up a little cronscript to copy its display to my webserver once a minute. You can see an example display below (showing KC7VHS, AA5CK […]

A Self Contained QRSS beacon…

January 17, 2010 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

Paul, M1CNK, has a very nice webpage that details his QRSS beacon, constructed as several different kits assembled as modules. Very cool. qrssbeacon (wiltonpaul).

Testing New S/MT Hellschrieber Beacon ID…

February 15, 2009 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

I am currently running my 2w beacon with the following sequential multi-tone Hellschrieber ID on 30m: As Colin, G6AVK pointed out, this is likely to be a lot less effective than my previous MV identifier, but if it does work, people might have a better chance of knowing who the beacon actually is. I’ll let […]

11 Hours of 30m Beacon Band…

February 15, 2009 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

Well, last night, I tweaked my recording program to produce recordings in 15 minute chunks and started it running. This morning, I had a bunch of recordings, a short run of which produced the following spectrograms (never tried this WordPress functionality before hope it works out!): Addedum: Sigh. WordPress insisted on converting my nifty names […]


February 1, 2009 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

Yesterday, I recorded a couple of hours of signals off of 30m, and ran them through my homegrown spectrogram code for fun. I found the following FSK CW signal (click on it to get it larger): (The blank regions are the two minute intervals where I am sending a WSPR beacon message.) With a bit […]

MEPT beacon visible in Ohio

January 6, 2009 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

W8LIW’s grabber on 30m is currently showing my “MV” beacon transmissions as well as the DFCW of VE1VDM (I presume) and the flying W of W1BW, as well as the faint sawtooth of WB3ANQ. I can’t spot myself on W1BW’s grabber at the moment: my ability to get into Concord, MA seems limited over the […]