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This is the KF5KOI/B 6-Meter (50.072 MHz) Beacon Par Electronics OA-50 Omni Directional Horizontal antenna.

The site is at 1364 feet ASL with the antenna 25 feet higher, putting it at 1389 feet. It was installed on 31 July 2014.






K5WWQ – Gary is on the left, AB5WG – Ron is in the center, and KF5KOI – Wally is on the right.




The beacon transmitter design is by K5TRA – Tom and the enclosure implementation is by AB5WG – Ron. We thank KFKOI – Wally – for allowing us to use his QTH for the beacon site.


This is the beacon keying sequence …
V V V   de  KF5KOI/B   EM00TA 
[5 sec carrier HIGH PWR – 10 watts] 
[5 sec carrier MEDIUM PWR -  1 watt] 
[5 sec carrier LOW PWR - .1 watt]


Please send signal reports to K5WWQ – Gary – edison_marconi@hotmail.com  Include the date, time, station hardware/software, antenna, signal strength for each power level, propagation conditions, and other pertinent information you deem useful.

Watch www.DXMAPS.com for spot reports. To date, the beacon has been consistently heard as far as 180 miles in Northern Mexico, throughout Central Texas and the Hill Country, and into the Coastal Plains. When Es and TEP conditions are good, the beacon has been heard in North, Central, and South America.
Check the UK Microwave Group Beacon Spots Map here … http://www.beaconspot.eu/beaconcm.php?beaconcall=KF5KOI&bandmhz=50 for a very cool map of beacon spots.
You may view the old beacon – KC5HUG – map here … http://www.beaconspot.eu/beaconcm.php?beaconcall=KC5HUG&bandmhz=50
Thank you to The Guadalupe Valley Amateur Radio Club (GVARCllc), K5TRA - Tom, K5AND – Dick, and AB5WG – Ron for your generous support.  Thank you to all for your advice, encouragement, and reports.


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