W1DLO's 10-meter CW Beacon

(The Easternmost 10m Beacon In The United States)

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


Status... "Off-The-Air"

 
FYI - At some point, hopefully sooner rather than later, I will be putting together
another CW beacon at this location. The Pine State Amateur Radio Club was going to
pass their 10 meter beacon equipment to me to put on the air but was retracted due to some
members preferring it to be reactivated somewhere closer to the Bangor area. Due to this
unexpected change, I decided to pull my beacon back out of retirement. I do have another
transceiver to replace the prior one that wore out after it's 7 year run. The only problem
is that I will now have to find some spare time to rewire, integrate parts, and test it from
my home QTH, then prepare a trip to Calais to install and test it at the site. Not an easy
task for me as free time is practically non-existant but I am determined to keep a CW beacon
going at this location. I will update this page as good progress is made.

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 could find this beacon between frequencies 28.220 - 28.224 MHz with
the center being on 28.221.8 MHz. This beacon was 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 was also less
than 10 miles north of the 45th parallel. (4510'5"N, 6714'39"W)
* Controller... RCA TH2002RDR
* Transmitter... Radio Shack HTX-10
* Power supply... Pyramid Phase III
* 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...

I decided to retract my retired beacon claim.
As time permits, I am going to be working on
bringing my beacon back to life. (10/17/18)

After hearing nothing about the status of
me acquiring the PSARC 10m beacon after
nearly a month, I contacted the club
member I spoke with at the Three Rivers
Hamfest. He informed me that the club had
decided that they wanted it closer to the
Bangor area. I was somehow forgotten to
be informed of this desicion up until my
inquiry today. My plan now is to put mine
back on the air.  All I need to do is
replace the transceiver but will require
some rewiring and equipement integration.
So, unfortunately I have no ETA as of now,
but will be putting my beacon back on the
air at some point.  Stay tuned. (10/17/18)

While at the Three Rivers Hamfest in Milo
recently, an active club member of the
Pine State ARC said that they've been
trying to find a home for their 10m
beacon which has been off the air since
sometime last year when the building it
was set up in was bought out. Since I
have a vertical 10m antenna up in Calais
hooked up to nothing now, I have arranged
to acquire the club's 10m beacon and set
it up. I intend to put it up sometime in
October. (9/15/18)

I decided to retire my 10m beacon on 7/12/18.
Between work, family, and living a near two
hour drive away from it, the maintenance
has proven too be too great to mess with at
this point in time. (8/5/18)


[PHOTOS OF THE PAST SETUP]


Signal reports and QSL cards were welcome...
Daniel L. Owen
PO Box 6161
Bangor, ME 04402
[email protected]


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Confirmation Reports...

Callsign ~ Date ~ Signal ~ Location (Clickable Grid Square Map)
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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:
Sadly, due to prioritiy changes, I had to get away from adding new reports to this list at the end of 2014.

If you'd like to see a full list of multiple reports, visit this link.

*** My apologies but family/work life became too difficult to find adequate time to keep adding to this list so had to sadly quit. ***


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