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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Eldon's Beacon: GRABBED!

Last week we put out an all points bulletin for the new QRSS beacon of OM Eldon (scroll down a bit). Yesterday the signal was captured by Stu. Distance covered: 723 miles. Eldon's power out: 15 milliwatts. That's correct: fifteen milliwatts (Eldon had earlier calculated 150 milliwatts, but this turned out to be incorrect). Above is Stu's screen shot -- you can see Eldon's FSK signal: WAOUWH (read along the top of the square wave) at around 10140050 Hz.

Here is their e-mail exchange:

Re: Is this your QRSS beacon?
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 6:17 PM
Thanks Stu, and thanks to Bill Meara and SolderSmoke.com
This is my my FIRST confirmed QRSS report from my first QRP rig, it is about 150mw into a North South 6 foot Loop about 6 feet AGL.
You represent it on about the freq that I think it is - without too much calibration on my part.
See: http://qth.map.googlepages.com/?qth=CN97BV43TU&from=CM87vk
Is your Grabber online?
Thanks for the report.
Regards, Eldon Brown - WA0UWH
Don't let the Zero land call fool you, I got it many year ago while in the Navy stationed at Denver, now located in Seven land near Seattle.

On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 12:39 PM, Stu wrote:
Copied the following screen shot on 30m today a few minutes ago – I think the FSK is your callsign – WA0UWH?
Copied with Spectrum Lab in CM87vk – TS-B2000 with 160m inverted L plus antenna tuner to load up on 30m

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