10.14003MHz QRSS Beacon
Now with 200mw and FSK/CW to Plain ON/OFF CW Mod
Using a loaded dipole in the loft.
QTH = Market Harborough, IO92NL (G1IVG)
G1IVG's old 100mw signal received on DL4DLT's online QRSS grabber in South Germany.
G1IVG's old 100mw signal received on IK1WVQ's online QRSS grabber in Italy.
G1IVG's QRSS 30m Beacon
The transmitter is a kit from http://www.hanssummers.com/qrsskit.html is possibly the best £10 I have spent. The kit can easily made in one evening and no special equipment is required to get it running.
I have mounted the TX at the centre of a homebrew dipole in the loft of my house. To make the dipole I used a program that calculated the dimensions for a simple loaded dipole. My loft is just 8m long and I decided to make a loaded dipole that would hang horizontal and just fit the 8m available. Each leg of the dipole is made up of a 2m length of 0.5mm wire going into loading coil and then another 2m length to the tip of the dipole
Software to calculate a loaded dipole
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I have now carried out a modification that increases the RF power output to about 300mw, however the transistor gets a little too warm so I have reduced the power to 200mw and it's been on 24/7 since early June 2011 with no issues. I will upload the modifications when I find time.
At the same time as doing the increase to the RF power output, I also did the FSK/CW to Plain ON/OFF CW modification. Again this has worked well and been running since early June 2011 with no issues. I will upload the modifications when I find time.
Some QRSS Grabbers
40m Band QRSS from Belgium
30m Band QRSS from Surry, UK
30m Band QRSS from NE Scotland
30m QRSS from Essex, UK
Various QRSS World Wide
Beginners guide to 30M QRSS reception