I turned it off this morning, not much point having it on in daylight hours.
My home QTH - IO90IV58
Andy G4JNT QTHR
From: captbrian <[email protected]>
To: [email protected] <[email protected]>
Date: 2006/05/30 08:57
Subject: LF: Re: Experimental MF Beacon test
>Nothing heard 0800 . are you running continuously?
>Where is the transmitter?
>Bryan Nr. Brighton
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Andy Talbot" <[email protected]>
>To: "LF Group" <[email protected]>
>Cc: "API(Work)" <[email protected]>; "API(Home)" <[email protected]>; "WKL"
><[email protected]>; "Alan Melia" <[email protected]>
>Sent: 29 May 2006 16:36
>Subject: LF: Experimental MF Beacon test
>> I am currently testing a low power experimental beacon on 1960.000kHz +/-
>> It uses a transmission format similar to that of the 5MHz beacons,
>> and ORK, execpt that the sounder sequence is replaced by a PSK31 message.
>> The sequence transmitted is :
>> T+0s CW Callsign
>> T+7 - T+15s Nine power steps with the output reduced by 6dB each time
>> for a total of -48dB
>> T+16 - T+24 A repeat of the power steps.
>> T+25 - T+30 Full power (level measurement reference period)
>> T+30 - T+47 PSK31 data
>> T+47 - T+59 Full power
>> The reference time T starts at one minute past the hour and repeats every
>> minutes, so transmissions occur at 01, 16, 31 and 46 minutes past the
>> If the 'GB3RAL' monitoring software is used for logging this signal, the
>> transmission will be shown and recorded as if it were that from GB3WES.
>> The transmissions will continue overnight, and will hopefully be switched
>> subsequent evening & overnight runs. Power output is 3Watts to my 7m
>> Tee antenna - esimated gain -9dBd
>> The beacon hardware consists of an identical DDS and PIC controller to
>> used on GB3VHF, although without the GPS locking; frequency is derived
>> a TCXO alone. A Motorola Oncore GPS module controls timing. Completely
>> PIC software uses the 12 bits of amplitude control possible within the
>> AD9852 DDS chip to generate the power steps directly rather than having
>> use a separate programmable attenuator as was done for the 5MHz beacons.
>> The PSK31 envelope is directly generaed at RF by looking up 250
>> amplitude values for each 31.25 baud symbol at a sampling rate of
>> Full details of both the 5MHz beacon designs and the driver for GB3VHF
>> found on the website below
>> Andy G4JNT
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