W1DLO's 10-Meter CW Beacon ...

(The Easternmost 10m Beacon In The United States)


Status... "Off-The-Air"
Beacon message...
VVV DE W1DLO/B FN65JE CALAIS, MAINE   (at 20 wpm)
8 second carrier
W 1 D L O / B   (at 5 wpm)
10 seconds of downtime
Restart cycle

Click here to hear what the message sounds like


You will find this beacon between frequencies 28.220 - 28.224 MHz with
the center being on 28.221.8 MHz. This beacon is located less than
1,000 feet from the New Brunswick Canadian border which is also right
on the line separating the Eastern and Atlantic time zones. It is also less
than 10 miles north of the 45th parallel. (4510'5"N, 6714'39"W)
* Controller... RCA TH2002RDR
* Transmitter... Galaxy DX99V
* Power supply... Pyramid Phase III
* Cooling fan... Dynaeon DF121SH
* Transmitter backup... Radio Shack HTX-10
* Battery backup... CyberPower 425VA
* Coax... 50 feet of TIMES Microwave LMR-400
* Antenna... Solarcon A-99
* Elevation... 30 feet above ground level
               80 feet above sea level
* Power output... 10 watts (PEP)
* CW speed... Mostly 20 wpm with a brief 5 wpm ID
* Message length... About 1 minute for a complete cycle
* Air date... May 6th, 2011

Recent news/updates...

My beacon had some type of failure in mid-
January 2017. Due to family and work, I have
not had the time to address it but hope to by
mid-Augusta at the latest but likely sooner.
(4/16/17)

My beacon is back on the air but, due to new
"chirp" issues, the power had to be cut down
from 10-12 watts to 5-8 watts. (7/4/16)

Sometime over the last few weeks, my beacon quit.
I do not know exactly why nor do I have any idea
when I can find time to get back to Calais to
fix it.  Early August at the latest. (5/12/16).

Upcoming upgrades/changes...

    None at this time

This beacon has a local Foursquare.com check-in spot!

[PHOTOS OF THE SETUP]


Signal reports and QSL cards are welcome...
Daniel L. Owen
616 Billings Rd
Hermon, ME 04401
w1dlo@qsl.net


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Confirmation Reports...

Callsign ~ Date ~ Signal ~ Location (Clickable Grid Square)
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* N2MH ~ 5/18/11 ~ RST 559 ~ West Orange, NJ (FN20ut)
* WB2VUO ~ 5/23/11 ~ RST 439 ~ Amherst, NY (FN02ox)
* VA3XCD ~ 6/10/11 ~ S1 ~ Camden, ON Canada (FN14oi)
* W5ZA ~ 6/11/11 ~ n/a ~ Shreveport, LA (EM32dk)
* IK6ZDE ~ 6/15/11 ~ n/a ~ Italy (JN63pq)
* KG2GL ~ 6/18/11 ~ n/a ~ Nutley, NJ (FN20wt)
* WA2WUH ~ 6/19/11 ~ RST 539 ~ Logan Township, NJ (FM29hs)
* KB3MXM ~ 8/8/11 ~ n/a ~ Baltimore, MD (FM19ok)  
* W7SWL ~ 8/11/11 ~ RST 569 ~ Tucson, AZ (DM42ng)
* WJ5O ~ 9/9/11 ~ n/a ~ Troy, AL (EM71as)
* WB7BBI ~ 9/15/11 ~ RST 529 ~ Magnolia, TX (EM20de)
* KB9AMG ~ 9/15/11 ~ RST 529 ~ Waukesha, WI (EN52tx)
* F6KHM ~ 9/16/11 ~ n/a ~ France (IN78rj)
* F4FDA ~ 9/16/11 ~ RST 519 ~ France (IN87cv)
* G7IEI ~ 9/16/11 ~ S2 ~ England (IO83so)  
* DJ7KG ~ 9/16/11 ~ RST 559 ~ Germany (JN39ur)
* SV1ATJ ~ 9/17/11 ~ RST 529 ~ Greece (KM17uw)    
* DL8WX ~ 9/17/11 ~ RST 549 ~ Germany (JO30we)
* G3YBT ~ 9/17/11 ~ Weak ~ United Kingdom (IO81wk)
* NP3CW ~ 9/18/11 ~ RST 579 ~ Puerto Rico (FK68me)
* W1DLO ~ 9/18/11 ~ RST 219 ~ Hermon, ME (FN54nu)
* VE5UJ ~ 9/18/11 ~ Q5 ~ Strasbourg, Saskatchewan (DO71mb)
* N1MLF ~ 9/19/11 ~ Weak ~ Whiting, ME (FN64)
* VE9MTB ~ 9/19/11 ~ n/a ~ St. Andrews, NB Canada (FN65)
* KB1LUO ~ 9/20/11 ~ RST 339 ~ Clifton, ME (FN54ss)
* WA6CDO ~ 9/26/11 ~ n/a ~ San Rafael, CA (CM88ra)
* GI4NKB ~ 9/26/11 ~ n/a ~ Ireland (IO74bo)
* ZL2IFB ~ 9/26/11 ~ Barely ESP level ~ New Zealand (RF80hl)  
* I3XTY ~ 10/1/11 ~ n/a ~ Italy (JN65bq)
* N5PLV ~ 10/2/11 ~ Solid copy ~ Elgin, OK (EM04)
* N1STO ~ 10/3/11 ~ Very faint ~ Old Town, ME (FN54qw)
* G0AEV ~ 10/4/11 ~ S1 ~ United Kingdom (IO81wl)
* DK1IZ ~ 10/5/11 ~ RST 559 ~ Germany (JO43rs)
* F5OUX ~ 10/5/11 ~ RST 449 ~ France (JN25)
* W5BUB ~ 10/5/11 ~ RST 359 ~ Cedarville, AR (EM25to)
* DL2WB ~ 10/5/11 ~ RST 529 ~ Germany (JN57dr)
* [SWL], Ruud Vos ~ 10/5/11 ~ Fair ~ The Netherlands (JO22nc)  Lost recording for this day but re-recorded on 11/6/11.
* VE3SWS ~ 10/5/11 ~ RST 570 ~ Callander, ON Canada (FN06ge)
* F6IHY ~ 10/6/11 ~ RST 569 ~ France (JN03sl)
* ON4TA ~ 10/6/11 ~ RST 519 ~ Belgium (JO20nv)
* OK1AQW ~ 10/7/11 ~ RST 579 ~ Czech Republic (JO70ec)
* OK2BMA ~ 10/7/11 ~ RST 569 ~ Czech Republic (JN89tf)
* DL7JV ~ 10/8/11 ~ n/a ~ Germany (JO62ql)
* SQ7LQT ~ 10/8/11 ~ n/a ~ Poland (KO01ma)
* WB0DSF ~ 10/11/11 ~ RST 559 ~ West Fargo, ND (EN16nu)
* DK2CF ~ 10/12/11 ~ n/a ~ Germany (JO41gg)
* KN8DMK ~ 10/13/11 ~ RST 599 ~ Amanda, OH (EM89oo)
* KI4RKM ~ 10/14/11 ~ RST 579 ~ Memphis, TN (EM55bc)
* G0AEV ~ 10/15/11 ~ S5 ~ United Kingdom (IO91gd)
* [SWL], David Smith ~ 10/16/11 ~ RS 57 ~ United Kingdom (IO75)
* HA5JI ~ 10/16/11 ~ RST 569 ~ Hungary (JN96bx)
* AD5KO ~ 10/16/11 ~ RST 519 ~ Mena, AR (EM24ws)
* G3YBT ~ 10/17/11 ~ S3 ~ United Kingdom (IO81wk)
* GM4ZMK ~ 10/18/11 ~ RST 559 ~ United Kingdom (IO75tw)
* OK1NF ~ 10/20/11 ~ RST 579 ~ Czech Republic (JN69pr)
* EB1TR ~ 10/21/11 ~ n/a ~ Spain (IN73em)
* K4AVO ~ 10/24/11 ~ RST 569 ~ Oxford, NC (FM06qh)
* CT1GZB ~ 10/26/11 ~ RST 559 ~ Portugal (IM58kr)
* K7RPM ~ 10/27/11 ~ RST 549 ~ Phoenix, OR (CN82og)
* DF8FH ~ 10/28/11 ~ RS 55 ~ Germany (JO33pm)
* K9QU ~ 10/29/11 ~ RST 579 ~ Grove, IL (EN51xs)
* PA0JED ~ 10/30/11 ~ RST 579 ~ The Netherlands (JO31aw)
* K7RMJ ~ 10/30/11 ~ n/a ~ Florissant, MO (EM48us)
* F5OIH ~ 10/31/11 ~ RST 549 ~ France (JN06ci)
* [SWL], Fernando Mendia ~ 11/5/11 ~ n/a ~ Spain (n/a)
* KC0PET ~ 11/8/11 ~ RST 599 ~ Holts Summit, MO (EM38wo)
* HP1AC ~ 11/9/11 ~ n/a ~ Panama (FJ09gb)
* OK1FHI ~ 11/11/11 ~ RST 559 ~ Czech Republic (JO70gs
* DJ5ZU ~ 11/11/11 ~ n/a ~ Germany (JO40fv)
* XE2WR ~ 11/12/11 ~ RST 529 ~ Mexico (DL95)
* [SWL], Ullmar Qvick ~ 11/12/11 ~ RST 559 ~ Sweden (JO88)
* DL8AAM ~ 11/13/11 ~ RST 529 ~ Germany (JO41xm)
* KC0TKS ~ 11/14/11 ~ strong ~ Sedalia, MO (EM38iq)
* IK1ZYO ~ 11/14/11 ~ RST 559-579 ~ Italy (JN45am)
* DL2NY ~11/16/11 ~ RST 579 ~ Germany (JO32qg)
* [SWL] Norbert Reiner ~ 11/20/11 ~ RST 333 ~ Germany (JN49)
* [SWL] Zdenek Elias ~ 11/21/11 ~ RST 469 ~ Czech Republic (JO70or)
* KH2AR ~ 11/24/11 ~ RST 589 ~ Memphis, TN (EM45xd)
* VE9AA ~ 11/25/11 ~ n/a ~ Keswick Ridge, NB Canada (FN66na)
* [SWL] Rick Gaudet ~ 11/25/11 ~ RST 229 ~ Bucksport, ME (FN54pp)
* KC0ODY ~ 11/26/11 ~ Clear w/ some fading ~ Little Canada, MN (EN35ka)
* W6VR ~ 11/29/11 ~ n/a ~ Fallbrook, CA (DM13ji)
* AI4MS ~ 12/1/11 ~ RST 579 ~ Coral Springs, FL (EL96vf)
* DF7UF ~ 12/6/11 ~ RST 53 ~ Germany (JN47ov)
* N7LT ~ 12/17/11 ~ RST 519 ~ Kalispell, MT (DN28vc)
* OZ6YM ~ 12/19/11 ~ RST 559 ~ Denmark (JO65at)
* AB4SG ~ 12/24/11 ~ RST 449 ~ Niceville, FL (EM60sl)
* F8GDP ~ 12/24/11 ~ RST 559 ~ France (JO10fj)
* AL7FS ~ 12/29/11 ~ n/a ~ Anchorage, AK (BP51cc)
* KE6CE ~ 12/31/11 ~ RST 59 ~ Humboldt, NE (EN20ad)
* KJ4VAC ~ 1/1/12 ~ RST 599 ~ Asheville, NC (EM85ro)
* WY5B ~ 1/1/12 ~ RST 559 ~ Biloxi, MS (EM50nk)
* VE4CY ~ 1/20/12 ~ RST 599 ~ Woodlands, MB Canada (EO10ee)
* DF6HT ~ 1/27/12 ~ S7 ~ Germany (JO63bt)
* KC0UJC ~ 1/31/12 ~ RST 589 ~ Marshalltown, IA (EN32ma)
* KJ4VYI ~ 2/3/12 ~ n/a ~ Pensacola, FL (EM60jl)
* LZ1ZP ~ 2/3/12 ~ RST 579 ~ BULGARIA (KN22jd)
* WW5U ~ 2/16/12 ~ RST 559 ~ Bedford, TX (EM12ku)
* HB9XCL ~ 2/26/12 ~ RST 599 ~ Switzerland (JN37tb)
* F4GGD ~ 2/27/12 ~ Very strong ~ France (IN95uq)
* AC7GZ ~ 4/1/12 ~ n/a ~ Tempe, AZ (DM43bi)
* PY5NK ~ 4/17/12 ~ RST 599 ~ Brazil (GG54io)
* CT5KDN ~ 4/19/12 ~ RST 559 ~ Portugal (IM59kj)
* CT1HMN ~ 5/8/12 ~ n/a ~ Portugal (IM58nn)
* W7JD ~ 5/16/12 ~ RST 579 ~ Spanaway, WA (CN87)
* KE5YUM ~ 6/12/12 ~ RST 579 ~ Ada, OK (EM14ps)
* K2PW ~ 6/13/12 ~ RST 559 ~ Jamesburg, NJ (FN20si)
* VE3SCP ~ 6/19/12 ~ n/a ~ Grand Valley, ON Canada (EN93ux)
* EI9JF ~ 6/28/12 ~ n/a ~ Ireland (IO63od)
* NA2AA ~ 7/6/12 ~ RST 559 ~ Wayne, NJ (FN20uw)
* KE2D ~ 7/6/12 ~ n/a ~ Ewing, NJ (FN20ng)
* KA2FIR ~ 7/18/12 ~ RST 519 ~ Green Brook, NJ (FN20so)
* N7DB ~ 9/9/12 ~ RST 519 ~ Boring, OR (CN85uj)
* DB5ZP ~ 9/10/12 ~ weak QSB ~ Germany (JO43qc)
* EI6JK ~ 9/10/12 ~ RST 559 ~ Ireland (IO63uh)
* G0CUZ ~ 9/17/12 ~ RST 579 ~ United Kingdom (IO82wm)
* W1JLK ~ 10/16/12 ~ RST 559 ~ Sebring, FL (EL97fl)
* OH6BG ~ 10/16/12 ~ n/a ~ Finland (KP03sd)
* IN3KLQ ~ 10/18/12 ~ RST 579 ~ Italy (JN56sg)
* WB6DCE ~ 10/21/12 ~ S-0, but easy copy ~ Seaside, CA (CM96bo)
* K4NUK ~ 11/5/12 ~ n/a ~ Fort Myers, FL (EL96bn)
* [SWL], Tony Roch ~ 10/22/12 ~ n/a ~ France (JN29HT)
* W1LIC ~ 11/19/12 ~ S3-S5 ~ Sebring, FL (EL97gl)
* KC4TM ~ 12/12/12 ~ Light ~ North Fort Myers, FL (EL96bq)
* IZ5ILK ~ 12/30/12 ~ RST 559 ~ Italy (JN63bn)
* K7EMX ~ 1/2/13 ~ n/a ~ Kearns, UT (DN30xp)
* EA2DSG ~ 1/18/13 ~ RST 579 ~ Spain (IN83MJ)
* VY0HL ~ 1/26/13 ~ RST 539 ~ Iqaluit, NU Canada (FP53rr)
* K1OF ~ 1/26/13 ~ n/a, sporadic E ~ Westport, CT (FN31hd)
* AB0EZ ~ 4/7/13 ~ RST 539 ~ Tacoma, WA (CN87td)
* IZ3LSV ~ 4/13/13 ~ n/a ~ Italy (JN61gv)
* OH1AF ~ 7/4/13 ~ n/a ~ Finland (KP01tk)
* PJ4NX ~ 7/17/13 ~ n/a ~ Bonaire (FK52ud)
* G4CJC ~ 7/24/13 ~ n/a ~ United Kingdom (IO91wm)
* WB9OTX ~ 8/9/13 ~ RST 559 ~ Versailles, IN (EM79jb)
* CS8ABA ~ 9/3/13 ~ RST 539 ~ Azores (HM58pm)
* OE5MPL ~ 9/5/13 ~ RST 549 ~ Austria (JN78cj)
* PU2KXC ~ 9/10/14 ~ RST 55 ~ Brazil (GG76aq)
* K7DRA ~ 9/21/13 ~ n/a ~ Rock Springs, WY (DN51jo)
* IW7EEX ~ 9/27/13 ~ n/a ~ Italy (JN81he)
* OH5MD ~ 10/7/13 ~ RST 559 ~ Finland (KP20ng)
* OH1LWZ ~ 10/7/13 ~ RST 559 ~ Finland (KP20ng)
* OK1LV ~ 10/11/13 ~ RST 579 ~ Czech Republic (JN69qs)
* [SWL] Arvid Husdal ~ 10/11/13 ~ RST 569 ~ Norway (n/a)  
* SM0NCL ~ RST 52 ~ Sweden (JO99bh)
* [SWL] Roger Soulet ~ 10/14/13 ~ RST 569 ~ France (n/a)
* [SWL] Jackie Neuville ~ 10/18/13 ~ S1-S5 ~ France (n/a)  
* HB9BRJ ~ 10/19/13 ~ n/a ~ Switzerland (JN47hq)
* M0CES ~ 10/19/13 ~ n/a ~ United Kingdom (IO93re)
* F4GHW ~ 10/19/13 ~ RST 579 ~ France (JN13ed)
* G0KYA ~ 10/24/13 ~ RST 539 ~ United Kingdom (JO02nn)
* [SWL] Michael Kunze ~ 10/24/13 ~ RS 5 by 5, heavy QSB ~ Germany (n/a)
* EA7ADI ~ 10/28/13 ~ RST 519 ~ Spain (IN80gg)
* OE5MZO ~ 10/29/13 ~ RST 529 ~ Austria (JN67sv)
* PA3GCH ~ 11/3/13 ~ n/a ~ The Netherlands (JO21gv)
* F4GBW ~ 11/6/13 ~ RST 559 ~ France (JO10oq)
* K0MAN ~ 11/7/13 ~ RST 579 ~ Eagan, MN (EN34)
* [SWL] Brandon Jordan ~ 11/10/13 ~ RST 599 ~ Rossville, TN (EM55gc)
* F6EDO ~ 11/11/13 ~ n/a ~ France (JN33ft)
* [SWL] n/a ~ 11/12/13 ~ Western Tennessee (EM55gc)
* G3BPF ~ 11/21/13 ~ R3/4 ~ United Kingdom (IO82rh)
* K1SCN ~ 12/18/13 ~ RST 559 ~ Gardnerville, NV (DM08dv)
* KC2WLR ~ 1/17/14 ~ RST 599 ~ Schenectady, NY (FN32bt)
* PD7RB ~ 1/22/14 ~ n/a ~ The Netherlands (JO22kj)
* NX0P ~ 2/9/14 ~ n/a ~ Glenville, MN (EN33jn
* EA5EF ~ 2/14/14 ~ RST 549 ~ Spain (IN80dj)
* F4LKC ~ 2/14/14 ~ RST 449 ~ France (JN18dt)
* WB0DSF ~ 3/4/14 ~ RST 539 ~ West Fargo, ND (EN16nu)
* F4FGB ~ 3/31/14 ~ RST 549 ~ France (JN25vo)
* HA8MV ~ 4/9/14 ~ RST 589 ~ Hungary (KN06gu)
* VK3FFB ~ 4/16/14 ~ S3 ~ Queensland, Australia (QH11cs)
* K2MIK ~ 6/1/14 ~ RST 549 ~ Franklinville, NY (FN02rh)
* F1BBI ~ 10/15/14 ~ RST 529 ~ France (JN04ku)
* OZ2GG ~ 10/23/14 ~ RST 559 ~ Denmark (JO75kc)
* W0WF ~ 10/24/14 ~ RST 599 ~ Saint Charles, MO (EM48rr)
* IW1BCO ~ 11/4/14 ~ RST 519 ~ Italy (JN35md)
* LU5XP ~ 11/10/14 ~ n/a ~ Argentina (FD66de)
* DL1REM ~ 11/11/14 ~ Strong ~ Germany (JN58fa)
* [SWL] Carlie Forsythe ~ RST 339 ~ Madison, WI (EN53hb)
* KF7WJY ~ 12/6/14 ~ RST 599 ~ Reno, NV (DM09ck)

Please note:
Due to preventing long page scrolling, only first time initial station reports are being added to this list.
If you'd like to see a full list of multiple reports (over the last 6 months), visit this link.


FYI - If you have just found my beacon, you may also be interested in finding
another 10m beacon in Maine belonging to a club that I am a member of. Their
beacon is located on frequency 28.247.5 and specifically located at grid square
"FN54os" at the Bangor Daily News building in Bangor. Their beacon string is
"DE N1ME/B MAINE". QSLs are welcome to them as well and you can find their
contact information at "N1ME.com".

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