VK7RAE Beacons

Amateur beacons

VK7RAE Beacons

Postby VK7PD » Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:21 pm

Off air for site maintenance. Down time is unclear at this stage. I'll post updates as available.
VK7PD
Forum Novice
 
Posts: 28
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 5:45 pm

Re: VK7RAE Beacons

Postby VK1KW » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:35 pm

Hello All,

Would it be possible while the beacons are down to review the use of crossed dipoles on otherwise a good beacons.
I am not sure of the exact configuration but if just a single crossed dipole on 2 meter then I believe most of the power being radiated is lost to space as in a double donut pattern.
Would it be possible to invest in a pair of square loops or a pair of cloverleaf antenna which would flatten out the pattern fully to the horizon.

Many thanks for their existence but never see them here at QF44MT.
Regards
Rob
vk1kw
VK1KW
Frequent Poster
 
Posts: 63
Joined: Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:59 am
Location: Canberra QF44mt

Re: VK7RAE Beacons

Postby VK7PD » Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:53 am

The maintenance work was being done to the site, not to the beacons; it meant disconnecting the power for a few hours. I'll forward VK1KW's suggestion to the beacon owners. All working gain now. Peter
VK7PD
Forum Novice
 
Posts: 28
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 5:45 pm


Return to Beacons

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests