Thursday, May 28, 2009

Well there you have it pics of my beacon. I just moved it to the shelf behind me. Got the 10mvee up. Yesterday lowered the vee and started cutting wire off for SWR checks. I had the SWR almost 1 to 1 so raised it back up, checked and SWR was over 4 to 1, Grrr. So for now it I'm using the T-1 autotuner.

Noticed I have 4 new sightings but no new states.


Monday, May 25, 2009

10m Vee

Wellat long last the 10m Vee is up, but SWR is 4:1. Its going to need some trimming but the main thing is its up. My cough is getting worse. too. Short one tonite, just don't have the time.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Fractured Toe

No dipole up yet, fractured my toe and have had a nasty cold. I have been reported two more times but both from Washington. Have decieded to just run the coax up to the 88ft ant and put the beacon ant just below that. Now trying to figure out what to do with the dipole ends.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Good Day, well the last 2 days have netted 4 reports. Now have been heard in 4 states. And no still don't have the beacon antenna up, Mother Nature and life are against me. 50mph wind gusts don't help either. SOMEDAY

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Life or weather gets in the way of doing anything it seems. I got the 88ft vee ready to go up and 10m beacon antenna will be right under it. Had hoped to get it up this weekend but got new roof put on so didn't want it to be in the way of the roofers. Was going to get it up today but 50 mph winds sorta stopped me. Maybe Sunday we can try again.

Oh a good note I was heard by Chris KC0CKS today in Mo. So two states have heard my mighty one watter.

Saturday, May 2, 2009


I guess the lil 1 watt beacon is working, got this report today:
WA4ZKO-@ 28229.0 NR5A/B SD>KY 339 2343 02 MayJeff the poster also operates abeacon...28.230 MHz73 Bill WJ5O

Bill told me about it. So thats one state, KY and a 339 off the vertical. I hope to raise a 10m inverted vee on Monday.

Need to find a map so I can show where its been heard now I guess.