[BARC] [mhibbs@ipeg.com: Re: [NWWSVHF] Beacons]

Larry Tree Tyree N6TR tree@kkn.net
Fri, 22 Mar 2002 20:00:41 -0800

It seems our beacon is being heard in other ways than over the
radio.  Following my announcement of it on the northwest-weaksignal
vhf list, a discussion has started up about creating more beacons.

Here is a sample:

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> From: Martin Hibbs <mhibbs@ipeg.com>
> To: kimel@moscow.com
> Cc: nwwsvhf@mailman.qth.net
> Subject: Re: [NWWSVHF] Beacons
> Kevin Imel wrote:
> > 
> > We might talk to W7OE.  He takes care of lots of repeaters around
> > the area and I think he has access to Lookout pass....I worked him
> > portable in that grid and I think he said he was at a
> > commercial/repeater site.
> Yeah, John would know as he had/has a 2m machine up there.  However, it
> is not a particularly good UHF site.  I did a bunch of 446 MHz link
> testing from up there and it was a bear to get a signal out.  Despite
> its altitude, it actually sits in sort of a notch in the hills and is
> fairly well shielded from the rest of the world. Access to the site is
> limited by the snow season.
> Better would be Mica Peak.  Year round access to within 100 yards of the
> site and there is an existing tower with antenna space and a heated
> (more or less) shack.  I might have a spare 432 rig hiding in the back
> room as well.  Would 5 watts (+_) to a horizontal omni be suitable?  How
> about a pair of short beams, one west and the other south?  I have the
> beams and a power divider.  Who makes a PIC for keying?  Standard
> repeater IDer?  Or is there some other suitable way to control it?  I
> could get interested.
> Marty...
> N7MX
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