(Currently OFF AIR)
6 meter CW beacon
Morse ID message (sent as two ID's
alternating each 35 seconds for a 70 second cycle time):
VK3RMH MELB QF22OH (followed by 5 seconds of carrier),
VK3RMH WWW.NERG.ASN.AU (followed by 5 seconds of carrier)
Last frequency calibration: 50.295020 MHz (on 14/12/2008)
Power: 10 Watts CW
Antenna: Omnidirectional 1/2 wave horizontal
Antenna location: Mounted on Northern side of 20m free-standing tower at 10m
Transmitter: Modified Philips FM828/E transmitter
Frequency control: Temperature controlled crystal
Controller: Home Brew 8048 series microprocessor
Maidenhead grid locator: QF22OH
Latitude: -37.7o Longitude: 145.2o
This beacon was constructed
from an antenna and transmitter
by club members.
The beacon controller uses i8741 single chip microprocessor that was recovered from an original IBM PC keyboard.
The beacon was off air 5-23 December 2007 (approx.) for repairs
due to beacon operating intermittently in preceding months during warm
The beacon was off air from 21/10/2008-14/12/2008 due to various faults.
The beacon was moved from the Wattle Glen tower in November 2012.
more information, please send email to: vk3rmhnerg.asn.au
Page updated 4 November 2012 VK3BYY