My small Beacon on 10 Meters.
First things first, a big big thanks to my dear friend Friedhelm, DM8MM
He always helps and supports me with these Projects with advice and hardware. Thank you very much!
My next project is a beacon for the 10 meter band. To start it all, an application must first be sent out to the IARU. They will coordinate the frequency and then give the green light to the Telecom Agency. In the meantime I will start with a plan how I will build it. Of course I already had something in my mind and that is a good point to start with.
The Transmitter is a CRT 6900N, a beautiful French monoband radio. The output will be between 1.5 and 5 watt pep. So a small beacon where I mainly focus on tropo and sporadic E.
To control this, there is a CWkTiny print with a processor. This is programmed in such a way that the call and the locator are repeated each time. This in c.w. with 12 wpm. The message is vvv pd1ahm jo21wf
The antenna is a half-wave vertical 0dBd/2.15dBi, mounted on approximately 3,5 meters above the ground.
A small peek into the Beacon:
PD1AHM 10 meter beacon