Antenna is an aluminum tubing dipole up about 15 ft.
The beacon audio can be turned off at the bottom left of this page.
Congratulations to KC2VCG for his new amateur radio license.
Also congrats to KD2AVL for his new amateur radio license.
N2NXZ/B is now @ 2 watts RF output
N2NXZ/B is now QRT to move on to other aspects of 10 meter propagation study.
Working on a new design and QTH for 10m beacon.
You will most likely find me here...Link below >
My name is Jim,N2NXZ.This is a simple website until I learn how to enhance it and make it a bit more interesting.It will certainly be a mess.The photos are my homemade antennas for 10 meter operation.A horizontal dipole using aluminum tubing.There is also a W5GI Mystery antenna dipole on site.My main radio is simply a Kenwood TS-520SE.The beacon transmitter is a modified Uniden PC-33 CB radio on 28.227.8 Mhz.All I did was replace the 10.240 crystal with a 10.595 and retune the radio.It transmits continously using an old PC @ 3 watts with CWTYPE software to send the ID.Going strong now since August of 2007.My future plans are building a windmill generator and having the beacon placed in a remote location.I will soon add photos of that project.
There are only 2 antennas now.Aluminum dipole North/South tip to tip and the mystery antenna East/West.The beacon now uses a programmable beacon keyer.Other beacons will be tested.
See here for details > http://www.freewebs.com/jimmzz91164/simplebeaconprojects.htm
A BC-348-Q I bought for 50$ and an SB-200 found in a dumpster.
Below is my simple setup.
Home brew antennas.Dipole is east/west tip to tip.This horizontal antenna was originally supposed to be a temp.A block of 2x4 with 2 aluminum elements and coax attached is all it is.SWR is 1.5:1 on the entire 10 meter band.Been up for 3 years and getting great reports.