V A 3 R O R
10-Metre Amateur Radio
Owner/Operator: Bob Cooke VE3BDB
Technical Support: Doug Campbell VA3DC
Located at the city of Orillia, Ontario, Canada (114 Km or 71 miles due north of Toronto)
Approximate Lat 44.600 Long 79.420 (source Industry Canada)
Grid location: FN04eq
EQUIPMENT AND OPERATION
Frequency: 28.1905 mHz (conforms with the RAC band plan which allots 28.190 mHz - 28.200 mHz inclusive to beacons)
Transmitter: Realistic HTX-100 10-M transceiver, 5W output.
Antenna: Vertical 10M mobile whip (similar to a "Big Stick), approximately 6 Metres above the ground.
Keyer: SB2 Freakin Beacon
CW ID "VVV VVV VVV DE VA3ROR VA3ROR VA3ROR BEACON GRID FN04EQ ORILLIA ONTARIO CANADA"
(5-second pause between transmissions)
Signal reports are requested. Please let me know if you hear VA3ROR.
For your convenience, you may use this handy on-line reporting form
or, if you prefer separate email,
Time and date in UTC (GMT, Zulu)
Your location when you heard VA3ROR
Receiver and antenna you were using at the time
Signal report using the Readability, Strength and Tone (RST) reporting method
Frequency on which you heard VA3ROR
Any fading or other atmospheric conditions affecting reception
Any conflict or interference with other stations on the same or an adjacent frequency,
including any identification info about those stations.
If not using the on-line reported form, please email to ve3bdb <at> sympatico.ca
(note "<at>" must be changed to "@" and spaces removed for email.)
The technical support provided by Doug Campbell, VA3DC, is gratefully acknowledged.
Some Lists of 10-M Beacons:
Other Information about Beacons and/or Amateur Radio:
Radio Amateurs of Canada
The Original Wireless Set No. 19