Just for info, I dug into my bits box and found
an old driver board that moded down to 23cm easily.
Now driving it with PI4 and CW with my call/B and
Will leave it running to 180 degree for a hour or
so on 1296.004MHz.
If my interest is peaked then will see what I can
throw together to make up an amplifier rather than
run my present 'Homebrew' 2X2C39
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, October 09, 2017 8:50
Subject: [ukmicrowaves] Re: A couple of
gripes about 1296MHz
Perhaps you could join forces and build a beacon /help find a
new site for existing ?
The UK Microwave Group have funds that can be applied for to help cover
equipment costs .
Sites are the key - try an approach to an existing repeater group or
even appeal to a Mc Mobile outfit - I watched the growth of hilltop sites
over the 15 years of GM holidays , starting from the late 80's - there's a
lot of it about .
Regarding Beacon status , BeaconSpot is maintained on behalf of the UK
Microwave Group by Robin G8APZ and is as up to date as the individual
Keepers and Users supplied data .
User reports are kept on individual Beacons , so if in doubt about
frequency or operational status , looking at the recent spots will give you
a good clue to its status .
This resource alone is worth the £6 annual membership of the
If you are attending the Scottish Microwave event on November 4th , I
am sure there will be members willing and able to offer advice on Beacon
building issues .
PS If lack of activity on 1296MHZ is an issue , try EME