10 m beacon
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10 meter CW beacon

Morse ID message (in 2 parts):
VK3RMH MELB QF22OH 20/2W VERT VK3RMH (20Watt burst, 2 Watt burst)
VK3RMH AT HOTMAIL.COM QSL VK3RMH (20 Watt burst, 2 Watt burst)

Frequency: 28.2565 MHz
Power:  20 Watts CW with 5 second bursts of 20 & 2 Watt carrier
Antenna: 1/2 wave vertical (station Master)
Antenna location: mounted on Northern side of free-standing tower
Transmitter: Highly modified Tandy HTX100
Frequency Control:
Temperature controlled crystal
Controller: Home Brew 8048 microprocessor
Maidenhead grid locator: QF22OH
Latitude: -37.7o  Longitude: 145.2o

This beacon is provided as a continuous source of signals for the study of radio propagation,
 for the indication of band conditions and openings,
and for the alignment and calibration of receivers and antennas.

This beacon was thrown together using an antenna and transmitter donated by club members.
The beacon controller is a home-brew 8748 single chip microprocessor, extracted from an original IBM PC keyboard.
The power supply is an even older "constant voltage transformer" circa 1960.

VK3RMH is owned and operated by the NERG - the North East Radio Group, Inc.
NERG is a group of amateurs interested in the friendly and fun aspects of amateur radio activities.

For more information, please send email to: vk3rmhAT symbolnerg.asn.au
Page updated 4 November 2012 VK3BYY