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This is a 30-watt "sea level" beacon intended for the coastal path between Northern and Southern California. It is located in CM97am, aimed at 140 true. The tower is a small 48ft job located at a relative's home 2 miles across town from me.
This should cover 125-155 true at the 3db beam width of the array, which consists of four 4-foot Yagis stacked vertically, and horizontally polarized. Total ERP is 3kw. Please forward any signal reports to the email address listed in the navigation bar.
Note: as of August 2010, the beacon has been dismantled for upgrades; restart is planned for mid-2011.
The antenna pattern (measured on an
antenna range) and construction details
for the electronics follow below.