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Re: BEER is on the air 13560.720
« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2018, 1252 UTC »
Wow.... sorry to hear that. I'm glad I clean my own shack, too much stuff to break to let someone else do it.  :P :P

Please let us know when it's back on the air.  8)

BEER is off the air. The house cleaners took some extra liberties with my shack and somehow managed to destroy the beacon. Looks like the power cable got tangled in a vacuum and the board beaten up in the bristles. My bad for not getting it into a box and tucked away.

Hopefully back on the air soon when I can affect some repairs.
« Last Edit: February 06, 2018, 1255 UTC by Finman »

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Re: BEER is on the air 13560.720
« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2018, 1818 UTC »
And the responses of a halfwave antenna operating at the frequency of resonance, "dipole" or end fed, are exactly the same, radiation angles, the same current and voltage minima and maxima at the same points along the length of radiator, etc.
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Re: BEER is on the air 13560.720
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2018, 1824 UTC »
Just by listening to a radio transmitter, you can not determine how the antenna is fed. The most important thing is that the signal reaches your receiver so you can hear it and the rest is irrelevant.
Keep going BEER!

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Re: BEER is on the air 13560.720
« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2018, 1159 UTC »
You're wrong but I understand, you want to call an apple a pear. No problem!  ::) ::) ::)

... but back to the original post, there is no such thing as an end fed dipole.

And the responses of a halfwave antenna operating at the frequency of resonance, "dipole" or end fed, are exactly the same, radiation angles, the same current and voltage minima and maxima at the same points along the length of radiator, etc.
« Last Edit: February 08, 2018, 1203 UTC by Finman »

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Re: BEER is on the air 13566.00
« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2018, 1613 UTC »
BEER is back on the air. I added a cap at C16 to move the freq up. BEER is now at 13566 KHz.
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Re: BEER is on the air 13566.00
« Reply #20 on: February 08, 2018, 1809 UTC »
Great to hear it Beer... I'll shut my beacon off this weekend and give a listen.



BEER is back on the air. I added a cap at C16 to move the freq up. BEER is now at 13566 KHz.

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Re: BEER is on the air 13566.00
« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2018, 1839 UTC »
Later this spring/summer I'll get a properly nourished antenna in the air for this beacon. But I'm hoping someone might be able to catch it as it is now.
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Re: BEER is on the air 13566.00
« Reply #22 on: February 08, 2018, 1937 UTC »
This was starting to reach the level of the JTA-Radio Bob battle over whether a dipole was a balanced or unbalanced antenna. I don't think anyone gave a crap but those two? They certainly proved they were unbalanced for arguing about it the way they did.

That little episode was the birth of a decade plus of on and off "Pirate Wars".

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Re: BEER is on the air 13566.00
« Reply #23 on: February 08, 2018, 2001 UTC »
It's all good!. Changing word meanings is fun!  ;D

This was starting to reach the level of the JTA-Radio Bob battle over whether a dipole was a balanced or unbalanced antenna. I don't think anyone gave a crap but those two? They certainly proved they were unbalanced for arguing about it the way they did.

That little episode was the birth of a decade plus of on and off "Pirate Wars".
« Last Edit: February 08, 2018, 2003 UTC by Finman »

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Re: BEER is on the air 13566.00
« Reply #24 on: February 08, 2018, 2004 UTC »
Is that foam from an IPA in your avatar?


Later this spring/summer I'll get a properly nourished antenna in the air for this beacon. But I'm hoping someone might be able to catch it as it is now.

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Re: BEER is on the air 13566.00
« Reply #25 on: February 23, 2018, 2154 UTC »
Good signal SIO 454 (my noise level just under S4)

2137 - cw slow speed "beerbeerbeer"

2140 - S4 signal; recording named BEER Beacon L0223I01.MP3 and available @ https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/14l0hIz_KVhAB7IRgRM8cCb-ZSu0GAAaj?usp=sharing

2142 - S5 signal; recording named BEER Beacon L0223I02.MP3 and available @ https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/14l0hIz_KVhAB7IRgRM8cCb-ZSu0GAAaj?usp=sharing

2227 - finally faded out to a bare whisper
« Last Edit: February 23, 2018, 2228 UTC by aurora »
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Re: BEER is on the air 13566.00
« Reply #26 on: February 24, 2018, 1905 UTC »
Congratulations, Aurora. You are the first confirmed reception of BEER. The audio files you have provided are definitive. I have also received your email. A QSL will be in the works, but please be patient. Thanks for looking out for my beacon (and hat-tip to Black Cat Systems).
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