VK7RAE Beacons

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VK7PD
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VK7RAE Beacons

Post by 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.

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Re: VK7RAE Beacons

Post by 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
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Re: VK7RAE Beacons

Post by 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

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Re: VK7RAE Beacons

Post by OZ2M » Fri May 17, 2019 7:30 am

Hello

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Bo, OZ2M

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