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Reception of the NCDXF/IARU International Beacon Project beacons.

Location: Boxtel, The Netherlands. JO21QO
Latitude: N 051 35', Longitude: E 005 21'.

Receiver: Elecraft K2, crystal filter adjusted to BW=1300 Hz, Tone=750Hz, AGC Off .

Antenna:  Home made omnidirectional, wideband 13-32Mhz vertical. Off-centre fed. Total length 7m20. + 13m H155 coax into shack. Please find details below pictures.

PC: MAC Mini +SSD+Win XP, low energy consumption (13W).

Other Beacon Monitoring stations can be found at: International Beacon Project Monitors

***The monitor station is up and running*** 

Source: IARU/NCDXF International Beacon Project  

 13-32MHz Multi-band Antenna (july 2014)

 Off centre fed wideband vertical. Upper part=4 pcs 5m40/1mm dia wires, parellel taped along outside of a 50-30mm glasfibre rod. Lower part= 3m/22mm dia copper ground rod, hammered in the dirt(1.8 mtrs above ground). Connection 5.4:1 transformer (7T:3T on stacked FT114-61 toroids) + 13m H155 into shack.