HF Beacon monitoring station at PA5MW
Reception of the NCDXF/IARU International Beacon Project beacons.
Boxtel, The Netherlands. JO21QO
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
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.