(Currently OFF AIR)
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)
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 was thrown
together using an antenna and transmitter
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.
more information, please send email to: vk3rmhnerg.asn.au
Page updated 4 November 2012 VK3BYY