New 30 Meter beacon

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  1. W0ERE

    W0ERE Ham Member QRZ Page

    W0ERE 30 METER AMATEUR RADIO BEACON - New, On air October 13, 2009

    Goal: This is purely experimental beacon and will not necessarily be permanent, depends on several factors. See below.


    Call: W0ERE/B

    Freq.: 10.1295 mHz C.W. Mode

    Location: Highlandville, Mo. Grid EM36

    Antenna: G5RV radiating E/W, Horizonal polarization. Other antennas are periodicly substituted

    Elevation: 1340 Ft. above Sea Level

    Power: 3 watts

    Operation: Intermittent, Operator controlled, Experimental

    There are very few beacons on 30 Mtrs due to at least two things that compound the situation..............Band being only 50 KHz wide, plus automatically controlled USA beacons not permitted under current FCC rules, which requires constant operator attention.

    My Freq was coordinated with and approved by coordinator Station WJ5O.

    I find 30 meters to be a fascinating band along with 10 and 17 which are my favorites.

    The activity is marvelous on 30 even with variable solar activity that we are currently enduring.

    I am amazed at the sig. rpts. I get, using several simple antennas which are easily constructed.
    If you are a cw op and have not experimented on 30, I highly suggest to give it a go

    I am using reference numbers to record certain condx at the time of transmission. If you could please indicate the reference numbers that you copy, I would appreciate it.
    This ref no. could change at any time based on changes of various antennas, Directional patterns, Wx conds, power levels, ect. This is an experimental endeavor.

    Please send me any reports on the beacon when & if you hear it.
    I am very curious to find out the DX capabilities with QRP and a Simple Ant. System.

  2. KE5YUM

    KE5YUM Ham Member QRZ Page

    My 30 meter rig will arrive this week, and I will listen for your beacon signal.

  3. VQ9LA

    VQ9LA Guest

    30MTR Digital

    If you are a cw op and have not experimented on 30, I highly suggest to give it a go
    The band is open to RTTY and other digital modes as well as CW. RTTY works outstanding on 30MTRS. I have worked tons of statesides/DX stations on the 30MTR band using FSK. Just about anyone can play on the 30MTR Band without any CW skills required. My choice is CW but RTTY can be quite fun. Good luck on the Beacon project.
    Larry VQ9LA (N0QM)
    Diego Garcia BIOT
    See you in the pileups
  4. K0MB

    K0MB Ham Member QRZ Page

    30m Beacon

    I read the section you wrote under "Goals" and saw none. As you mentioned, 30m is a small band, contest free, and CW only; I can't see any reason to waste space with a beacon on this well-used band.
  5. K7GFH

    K7GFH Ham Member QRZ Page

    CW only??????
  6. WB4DAD

    WB4DAD Ham Member QRZ Page

    30 Meter Beacon


    579 here in New Braunfels, Tx.

    I have a bunch of fun on 30, especially during those infernal contests where the RTTY ops show up from nowhere, and take over the bottom of the bands, especially on 40.

    Thank goodness that we have a place to operate that they can't touch.

    73, Skip WB4DAD
  7. K2ER

    K2ER Ham Member QRZ Page

    Copying it right now in Franklin Lakes, NJ about 20 miles NW of NYC. Just above the noise level on peaks at 549. Really 449 due to QSB.

    Nice going. I love 30M too.
  8. G3ZOD

    G3ZOD XML Subscriber QRZ Page

  9. KC0TKS

    KC0TKS Ham Member QRZ Page

    There's always one

    You can't see any reason? Really?

    How about because that is what he wants to do and it's legal, permitted and coordinated.

    Chris - KC0TKS
  10. KD5OM

    KD5OM Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    That's nice that there's a new beacon on 30 meters. There's another beacon right at 10MHz. Better known as WWV.
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