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10/11 meters / 10m Detailed Reference List Nov2020 pdf// N6SPP-CM98
« on: November 21, 2020, 1958 UTC »

Hello group-
I've added a Dropbox link to my 10m Ref List here. This latest revision includes:  "How to Work 10m Repeaters".. Note- Beacons are tailored for the N.CA region. 73, Eric -n6spp


10/11 meters / 10m- Big Sigs de Asia - 4mar2014
« on: March 15, 2014, 2053 UTC »
Reports of Cycle24 possibly peaking for a second time (?!)..

10 stayed open LATE, last week until about 2am local Alaska (1100z).. Condx into Asiatic Russia and JA were good. CW sigs de Europe were too light, so I switched to the weak signal mode JT65a on 28.076mhz.. this netted a few qso's.

Attached is a logbook screenshot of qso's to Asia, VK +ZL on 29.6 fm simplex.. Sigs were up to 60+ on our club's tribander! These 10m condx remind me of Cycle 20.. We were able to work dx stns (EU,AS,Oceania etc) on 28mhz all night (de Calif).

At home I have a 65ft loaded vertical wire and a Comet H422 rotatable (fixed n-s) hidden in a pine tree.

73 Eric

HF Beacons / 5.3518 mhz Long "T" bcn
« on: December 14, 2013, 0340 UTC »
While driving home looking for 60m amateur stns tonite, heard a long dash repeated on 5.3518mhz around 0430z.. Sig was 539 for at least 20minutes.

5.352 is between "ch.2 and 3" in the 60m (US) ham band..

Eric, anchorage
(ft857d/screwdriver ant)

HF Beacons / 28mhz Aircraft Bcn "A, N" info needed
« on: November 30, 2013, 2008 UTC »
Hello group-

About ten yrs ago I read an article about an old beaconing system that small planes used for landing.

The letters "A" and "N" were transmitted at about 5 wpm consistently at a few watts with the transmitter and antenna located near the runway.

Miles from a runway, the pilot (using the plane's rdf antenna?) would hear the letter A ( . _ ) and adjust coarse until it heard the letter N  ( _ .) also.

  Flying straight at the tx antenna the A and N would "mix" together to produce a single long " __ " and the pilot new he was on coarse.

 I copied one of these stns on 28mhz a few times from N.Calif years ago. I think it was from the midwest according to the article.  I can't find any info on this.. I believe Youtube had a clip on it at one time too.

Does anyone have info on this old 10m beacon system.

 thanks, Eric

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