8 May 2011

USA 4m beacon

WE9XUP is a new 4m beacon operational on 70.005MHz from FM07tm square that will be running 24/7 until 1.9.11. 4m is not allocated as an amateur band in the USA, so this is just a special propagation beacon. It could be a very useful indicator of multi-hop Es or other modes that may fleetingly open up the transatlantic path on 70MHz. Transatlantic 4m QSOs have been made cross-band more than once. I am not sure if this beacon supports weak signal modes like JT65 or WSPR, but that would be very useful.

1 comment:

ww2r said...

we9xup is a cw beacon, no digi modes planned at the moment.

I heard it 17 times last year at 1626km off the BACK of the beam

Dave ww2r (g4fre) em13qd