2/8/2017 - The high-powered beacon is back on the air on 50040, FL16, New Plymouth, Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, The Bahamas after repairs courtesy of W8IF. I am already seeing the beacon spotted from various locations. Good news. The back-up two watt beacon is coming back to the US for a frequency change to the same frequency.
The antenna is a Ringo Ranger. The beacon was upgraded from two watts to approximately 25 watts several years ago.
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, on Green Turtle Cay, which is 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 at the home of my brother.
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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