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NP2X US Virgin Islands flag US Virgin Islands

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QSL: K5WW

Page managed by K9VV Lookups: 39396

Please QSL NP2X - (For NP2X/b info, see below)

 
VIA K 5 W W
PO Box 1074
Brackettville, TX 78832
 
Please call when you hear me in any contests. Look forward to working you!!
Very 73, Fred, K9VV/KP2
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NP2X/b Beacon Information

The beacon has been temporarily relocated to a neighbor's house near the NP2X QTH.  Particulars about the beacon are:

  • Location: St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
  • Grid: FK77pr
  • Frequency: 144.291 MHz
  • Elevation: 380 feet AMSL (115 meters AMSL)
  • Xcvr: Kenwood TR-751A
  • Amplifier: RF Concepts 160 watt, reduced to 100 watts for beacon operation
  • Antenna: 15 element yagi @ beam heading of 55 degrees (Portgual)
  • Beacon Reports:
    • E-mail: np2xbeacon@gmail.com
    • SMS: Send e-mail to np2xbeacon@gmail.com and add the following in subject line of e-mail: “NP2X/b_Heard!" This will send a SMSto my cell phone. I will NOT answer your SMS as this is very expensive for me. Sorry.
  • QSLs: Please QSL via my manager: K5WW.

Rack mounted beacon assembly

More Information

The NP2X/b beaconwas graciously supplied, and is owned by, Dave Pedersen, N7BHC /PJ4VHF and Paul, AA4ZZ.  Ultimately the beacon will be located to a higher location on a nearby mountain.

The purpose of the beacon is to act as an indicator for enhanced trans-oceanic ducting conditions. For an in-depth discussion of this phenomenon, please see

http://sites.google.com/site/n7bhcvhf/files

Dave has kindly constructed these beacons at his own expense and through various beacon “hosts”, such as myself, hopes to strategically place beacons like this around the Atlantic basin. (5T, CU, D4, EA8, St. Barts, V5,VP9 ZD7, ZD8 and ZD9) More information about Dave’s passion, please see his home page at:

http://sites.google.com/site/n7bhcvhf/Home

The beacon antenna is pointed at Eruope (direction = Portugal) as an indicator of favorable conditions to permit North America to Europe VHF QSOs. It is hoped that ultimately this beacon will be an indicator of conditions favorable for the first North America to Europe QSO (non-satellite or EME), which will qualify for the Brendon Trophy. For an interesting discussion on this, please see

http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Technology/tis/info/pdf/0208036.pdf

Fred, K9VV/KP2 (NP2X)

17°45'22.96"N, 64°44'22.60"W

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