C6AFP beacon is back on the air as of May 10, 2016. It is still located on Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, The Bahamas, precisely FL16is.
August 15, 2016: It is now very apparent that the beacon had a problem when it went back into service. I am getting numerous emails regarding the "chirp." I plan on having it pulled out of service in September. The spare will immediately replace it but only with two watts output. As soon as the primary beacon is brought back to the US and repaired, I'll get it back in service. Thanks for the patience. There is no easy way to make this happen unfortunately.
The antenna is a Ringo Ranger. The beacon was upgraded from one watt to approximately 25 watts several years ago. Thanks to N3DB and W8IF for their assistance.
John Walker, WZ8D, provided the first beacon for FL16, located at Treasure Cay, Abaco. Subsequently, the beacon was relocated to the QTH of Bill Wiseman, C6AGN, which was about five miles away, over water. When Bill passed, it was hard to keep the beacon on the air due to power fluctuations and lack of someone trained in its operation.
The beacon is now located in the settlement of New Plymouth with folks around who know the difference between off and on and red and black. Cross your fingers!
Signal reports appreciated.
QSL via N4JQQ.
There is also the C6AFP repeater on 145.210 MHz. It is an MCC GE Master Exec II. The antenna is a 3dB Hustler Spirit commercial antenna at 160' on a Rohn self-supporting cellular tower in Treasure Cay. It is fed with Andrew 1 5/8" Heliax. Duplexers are WACOM.
It is one of only two 2 meter repeaters in the country.
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