10 METER INFORMATION

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             10 Meter Worldwide Propagation Beacons


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BEACON OPERATOR CALLING FREQUENCY.
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For 2008 the Spring Es stretched from 25 May until first week of August.
For 2009 the Spring E's lasted from 2 May until first week of August.
For 2010 the Spring E's noted 3 May and disappeared 4 August.
Spring E conditions " peaked " 2 July 2010 .....64 beacons logged 22:25 Z
 See the log at: Es log.htm
 
2011 E's noted mid-May and stretched until last week of July
Spring/Summer E's 1 June 2012
E's have been up & down through 27 July 2012
3 bandscans 27 July 2012 with ZERO beacon signals heard.
Last of the Summer "Es" 22 August 2012
4 May 2013 (00:29Z) E conditions first appeared at my location.
15 August 2013.......E's have almost disappeared...only a strangler or two heard daily.
September 2013....was a good month for ten meters with 15 days of  logs over twenty in number.
                              
36 logged on 25 September during evening greyline.


HAVE WE CROSSED PATHS BEFORE? A 20 year military career covers a lot of territory. I've been to quite a few places.... Like Panama, Greenland, Labrador, France, Guam, Philippines and Japan........... and lived in many nice places  in the USA .... Burbank, CA.. San Marcos, TX.. Amarillo, TX... Rantoul, IL... Homestead, FL.... Ewa Beach, HI....... San Bernardino, CA........  Corpus Christi, TX  ...   and Southern Alabama

TECHNICIAN EXAMINATION TIPS   Just an added boost for a passing score.

 WJ5O BEACON    What does a  2 Watt propagation beacon looks like?

THE TEN METER BAND     What is it?     What can a person expect?

TEN METER RADIOS          Where does a person start?

WHAT'S TEN TEN?              How can I get a number?

WHY LISTEN FOR BEACONSThere must be a good reason.

WHAT'S A BEACON LOG LOOK LIKE? Good one from 8 July 09.

SPRING E's 2008......   Idea of what's heard in Alabama

FALL F's  2013.........    Cycle 24 is still around

WHY NOT OPERATE YOUR OWN BEACON?     Ideas    

BEACON INFORMATION Know when & where the signal is heard.

PERSONAL BEACON THOUGHTS conclusions for explanation

FCC Part 97.3 AUTOMATIC CONTROL THOUGHTS

WHAT MAKES A GOOD BEACON? Is Your beacon being reported?

QUICK & EASY  CB TO TEN BEACON  Even I can do it. ASK IF YOU NEED HELP

QUICK & EASY HTX-10 TO TEN METER BEACON  Easier than You think.

QUICK & EASY MilliWatt BEACON RIG  Very few components. NEW 6 September 13

QUICK & EASY 1 WATT BEACON RIG   NEW 8 September 13

QUICK & EASY 5 WATT BEACON AMP  NEW 25 September 2013

QUICK & EASY CB TO SIX BEACON   No extra parts needed.

QUICK & EASY CB TO TWELVE BEACON Just experimenting! NEW INFO added 6 Oct 09

LEARNING MORSE CODE?     Tips for Testing 5 WPM   YOU CAN DO IT

BEACON KEYER        An economical "homebrew" project. SEE HOW I HOOKED IT UP

CURRENT PROPAGATION DATA


                                                        
CONGRATULATIONS!

When You hear new CALLS ... ....... Please congratulate them on their accomplishment. 
If You know the people with these CALLS, ...Please encourage them to "get on the air". 
If any are Your neighbors, .........  Please share Your experience with them.

  

                                                                                                        wj5o@amsat.org  73 Bill WJ5O


                           MAY GOD BLESS THE USA