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New 2 Meter Transatlantic Propagation Beacon On the Air from Ireland


A new 2 meter beacon that automatically listens for and logs responses is on the air from County Cork in Ireland.

Operated on behalf of the Irish Radio Transmitters Society (IRTS) by Tony Baldwin, EI8JK, EI2DKH/b transmits JT65B on 144.488 MHz with a CW identification on every even minute. The station listens for responses on 144.155 MHz on every odd minute. Any call signs received are posted daily. During major meteor showers, the beacon will switch to FSK441 mode.

The beacon’s power output is 75 W to an array of 5 element Yagis at 60 meters above mean sea level and beaming due west from Sheeps Head in IO51dn. — Thanks to the IRTS




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