10 METER INFORMATION
FOR AMATEUR RADIO OPERATORS
Continuously under construction by WJ5O
10 Meter Worldwide Propagation Beacons
Other Region 2 HF Beacons
BEACON OPERATOR CALLING FREQUENCY. Top of the Hour 28.327 MHz
For 2008 the Spring E's 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.
4 May 2014...00:25Z log......E conditions noted with 7 beacons less than 900 miles distant.
43 beacons logged during evening greyline.
September 2014 to 15 November 2014...Exceptionly good conditions....logs with numbers in the
30's & 40's. Cycle 24 still very active
1st week of May 2015 the first of the Summer E conditions appeared. Not present every day as noted 15 June 15)
Early in the 4th week of July 2015 appears that the Summer E conditions are about gone. WOOPS! I logged 18
E layer reflections at noontime 25 July 2015....and 23 early calendar 26 July 2015.
A solar disturbance 20 Oct 15 has resulted in European beacons being heard.. 12 European beacons logged 16:00 ~UTC 21 Oct 15
Appears cycle 24 almost history by mid November 2015.......several "nothing heard" logs
January 2016 Very sparse logs except for periods of "high sun".......Kinda typical of bottom of a sun spot cycle.
5 March 2016 Four European beacons heard 14:37 Z Cycle 24 still producing miracles.
6 May 2016 The "E" conditions became active......I logged 7 North American beacons.
24 June 2016 Nine of my daily beacon logs so far this month have been "Nothing heard"...
14 July 2016 Logged 35 ten meter "E" layer reflections...Followed with 30 just seven hours later.
19 August 2016 Spring/Summer E conditions about gone. Only two in the log today.
30 January 2017 Nineteen days so far this month which I logged ZERO beacon signals.
21 April 2017 Best log so far in April...Eleven beacons. 21:22-21:47 UTC
21 June 2017 Summer E's finally produced a log of 41. 13:12-13:42 UTC
18 December 2017 Winter E's produced 17 in the log 03:20-03:35 UTC
2 May 2018 First glimpse of Spring/Summer E conditions...Logged 6 beacons18:02 UTC
21 June 2018 I logged 44 beacons 01:44-02:11 UTC
Looks like June & July were the best months for the 2018 Summer E conditions 2018..E's Disappeared 6 Aug 18
25 Oct 18 Well, seemingly at the "bottom" of the cycle.....I have only logged two beacons past thirty days.......
5 January 2019 After a month of no beacons heard ...........I logged 9 at 13:21-13:43 UTC
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 BEACONS? There 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?
CAUSE FOR A POOR SIGNAL REPORT Ionospheric Scintillation?
QUICK & EASY CB TO TEN BEACON Even I can do it. ASK IF YOU NEED HELP
NOTES FOR CONVERTING THE MIDLAND 13-882C only the 9.6 MHz crystal needed. new 15 Nov 14
NOTES FOR CONVERTING THE HyGAIN II Only requires a crystal near 7.1 MHz new 22 Nov 17
QUICK & EASY HTX-10 TO TEN METER BEACON Easier than You think.
THOUGHTS ABOUT THE HTX-100 as a SSB MODE BEACON New 2 May 2014
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 DATAAdditional information concerning 10 meter propagation http://www.wi5v.net
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.
[email protected] 73 Bill WJ5O
MAY GOD BLESS THE USA