Amateur Radio beacon Site GB3WGI
This site contains information on the GB3WGI Transatlantic Amateur Radio Beacon.
The beacon will provide an early warning of 144MHz transatlantic propagation on the Europe to USA path as a complement to the existing beacon network in the USA.
It also serves as a useful frequency reference due to the accuracy of the 10 MHZ GPS Disciplined Oscillator
The beacon is located 339 metres above sea level atop Lough Navar Mountain in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland - Maidenhead Grid Locator IO64BL.
Lough Navar Mountain is about 14 miles North West of the town of Enniskillen - www.visitenniskillen.com
The GB3WGI beacon came into operation on the 6th June 2013
£234 from the Charlie Newton ,G2FKZ , Legacy Fund
£100 from City of Belfast Radio Amateur Society COBRAS
The installation, maintenance and operation of the GB3NGI beacons would not be possible without the help and support of the following people: -
Jim GI4XLB, Jim GI1CET, Geoff GI0GDP, John GI4BWM, David GI4SNA, Andy G4JNT, James G3RUH, John G4BAO, Murray G6JYB, Dave G4HUP, Roger GW4WND and COBRAS
Website Design Jim McConnell