[Lowfer] AMRAD Beacon

Andre' Kesteloot akestelo@bellatlantic.net
Sat, 22 May 1999 19:48:51 -0400

Hello Dexter,
The AMRAD beacon has been "on", 24 hours a day, for about one week now, with
approximately 150 watts RF into a "T" (Marconi) antenna. It transmits
continually at 5 wpm, followed by a long dash and a pause to allow for
signal/noise level measurements.
We still have to work at improving the coupling/tuning unit at the bottom of
the antenna.
Our beacon is installed in Vienna, Virginia. (38-53-24 North, 77-15-43
The message it transmits for the moment is "VVV WA2XTF/6 QSL TO N4ICK AT
AMRAD.ORG  <long dash> <pause>" , and then repeat.
Hope you can hear it :-)
Andre' N4ICK

Dexter McIntyre W4DEX wrote:

> Andre',  I have been listening for the 136.750 beacon but have not heard
> it yet.  Is it on the air on any schedule?  Could you advise when it is
> on or point me to a source for this information?
> TNX es 73,
> Dex