10 METER BEACON info
FOR AMATEUR RADIO OPERATORS
Continuously under construction by WJ5O
10 Meter Worldwide Propagation Beacons
Other Region 2 HF Beacons
BEACON OPERATOR CALLING FREQUENCY. Top of the Hour 28.327 MHz
For 2008 the Spring Es stretched from 25 May until first week of August.
For 2009 the Spring E's lasted from 2 May until first week of August.
For 2010 the Spring E's noted 3 May and disappeared 4 August.
Spring E conditions " peaked " 2 July 2010 .....64 beacons logged 22:25 Z
See the log at: Es log.htm
15 May 2011 E's noted and stretched until last week of July
Spring/Summer E's 1 June 2012
E's have been up & down through 27 July 2012
3 bandscans 27 July 2012 with ZERO beacon signals heard.
Last of the Summer "Es" 22 August 2012
2 May 2013 E conditions first appeared at my location.
24 May 2014 Spring E conditions...Disappeared 9 August 2014
1st week of May 2015 the E layer propagation appeared.
A solar disturbance 20 Oct 15 has resulted in European beacons being heard.. 12 European beacons logged 16:00 ~UTC 21 Oct 15
Appears tha cycle 24 almost history by mid November 2015. ..Several "Nothing heard" logs.
January 2016 very sparse logs except periods of "high sun"......Almost typical of a sunspot low.
5 March 2016 Four European beacons heard 14:37 Z Cycle 24 still producing miracles.
6 May 2016 The "E" conditions became active......I logged 7 North American beacons.
24 June 2016 Nine of my daily beacon logs so far this month have been "Nothing heard"...
14 July 2016 Logged 35 ten meter beacons via "E" reflection 16:14-15:07 Z...30 seven hours later.
19 August 2016 Spring/Summer E conditions about gone. Only two in the log today.
30 January 2017 Nineteen days so far this month which I logged ZERO beacon signals.
21 April 2017 Best log so far in April...Eleven beacons 21:22-21:47 UTC
21 June 2017 Summer E's finally produced a log of 41. 13:12-13:42 UTC
18 December 2017 Winter E's produced 17 in the log 03:20-03:35 UTC
2 May 2018 First glimpse of Spring/Summer E conditions...Logged 6 beacons18:02 UTC
21 June 2018 I logged 44 beacons 01:44-02:11 UTC
Looks like June & July best months for Spring/Summer E conditions.....noticed E's almost gone 6 Aug 18
25 Oct 18 Well, seemingly at the "bottom" of the cycle.....I have only logged two beacons past thirty days.......
WJ5O BEACON What does a 2 Watt propagation beacon looks like?
THE TEN METER BAND What is it? What can a person expect?
WHY LISTEN FOR BEACONS? There must be a good reason.
WHAT'S A BEACON LOG LOOK LIKE? Good one from 8 July 09.
SPRING E's 2008...... Idea of what's heard in Alabama
WHY NOT OPERATE YOUR OWN BEACON? Ideas
BEACON INFORMATION Know when & where the signal is heard.
PERSONAL BEACON THOUGHTS conclusions for explanation
FCC Part 97.3 AUTOMATIC CONTROL THOUGHTS
WHAT MAKES A GOOD BEACON? Is Your beacon being reported?
CAUSE FOR POOR SIGNAL REPORT Ionospheric Scintillation!
QUICK & EASY CB TO TEN BEACON Even I can do it. ASK IF YOU NEED HELP
MIDLAND 13-882C CONVERT TO BEACON NOTES
HYGAIN II CONVERT TO BEACON
QUICK & EASY HTX-10 TO TEN METER BEACON Easier than You think.
SSB BEACON WHEN THE HTX-100 NO LONGER FUNCTIONS IN CW MODE
BEACON KEYER An economical "homebrew" project. SEE HOW I HOOKED IT UP
CURRENT PROPAGATION DATAAdditional propagation information can be found here http://www.wi5v.net
When You hear new CALLS ... ....... Please congratulate them on their accomplishment.
If You know the people with these CALLS, ...Please encourage them to "get on the air".
If any are Your neighbors, ......... Please share Your experience with them.
firstname.lastname@example.org 73 Bill WJ5O
MAY GOD BLESS THE USA