Finningley Radio Club, have just commisioned their new 70cms beacon GB3FNY. The beacon is located at Sandtoft, not too far from Doncaster. It’s currently transmitting about 2 watts on 432.445Mhz ssb. I understand this will be increased to 25 Watts, shortly. The best reported DX so far is Devon.
Do you know the locator and beam heading?
The only information I have is, horizontally polarised into a “Big Wheel” antenna.
Locator IO93nn Beam Heading 66.6 Degrees
Thanks Mike, aimed at the continent.
Will have a listen for it later in the week
Big Wheel antenna with a beam heading??
Do they lick spanners as well as chewing hammers?
But to the actual subject… a new beacon on 70cms is to be welcomed even if it doesn’t point my way. Brings back memories of this time of year 1991 when I installed my first beam for 70cms having bought a MM 144>432 transverter. Twiddle, tweak, turn and there was GB3MLE from Emley Moor. Ah, those were the days when there was little RF noise on the bands.