October 16, 2004

Atlantic Beacons

Nothing to listen to here, EA1VHF is so close in frequency to GB3SSS (which is just a few km from here) that I can't hear it until it is very strong and certainly can't leave Spectran trying to find it.

Need some more beacons.

The Dubus sponsored beacons in EA8/5T/VP9 are making progress and will be on next year maybe, I certainly hope so.

I have established contact with D44TT (who has a dream site!!) and is keen to help the development of amateur radio:


D44TT is D4B contest station (photo by D44AC)

If all goes well then I will build/send him a beacon for D4, it's only 4050km from here.............. :-))

I guess that having a beacon isn't everything though. GB3SSS makes life difficult here and the last thing we need is beacons on the islands that are so strong that they make life awkward for the handful of operators on those islands!!

Posted by Tim at October 16, 2004 12:11 PM

What a great photo!

Can't wait to read about the next update Tim.

Leigh VK2KRR

Posted by: Leigh VK2KRR at October 27, 2004 12:15 PM