WC9C / Beacon 28.265
My 10 Meter Beacon Project has been under way now for some time.
I am going to update
the Photos and other Item very soon.
The current Beacon is now running with the TX board you see
below, But for almost a
year now Ive been using an Old IBM XT and a Program I wrote
to control it. This will
soon be replaced with either a 386/40 or 486. This will
help me in the task of updating
the messages to the beacon from remote.
If a good High remote site can be found not too far from my
I will also be adding 6mtrs 2mtrs and 70cm Transmitters.
The Beacon is now running on a 486 DX2-66 computer, I compiled
the program using
VBasic for Dos,(Im going redo that using VBasic 4 and make it
a windows app.)
It is running under Windows 3.11 and Networked back to the shack
This help greatly in updating the files, Like the Solar Flux
which is update at least
twice per day.
The current schedule is system BT at 00 and 30 min each hour.
Solar Flux information sent
15 and 45 mins each hour. ARRL PROPAGATION BT IS SENT DAILY AT
00 06 12 15 18 AND 21 HOURS UTC
AT 20 WPM .
Please E-Mail me with Reception Reports to: WC9C@QSL.NET
Thank You .... 73's and GUD DX !
Here is the Beacon in its
earliest construction phase
The Transmitter is a converted
Cybernet CB board
The first CW generator on
the right was a single chip microcontroler
For the Keying I added a PNP
SW transistor and keyed the emitter of the first mixer after
the PLL, This provided
a clean CW Note.
Comments or Questions Please E-Mail
or Write to
WC9C Beacon Project
P.O. Box 73
Pimento, IN 47866
Updated October 17, 1999