Hello AMSAT-DC;......I am trying to determine if the W3HMS beacon on 2401MHZ is being use by the Satellite community in South/Central PA. We have not received any reports for some time and will not continue to support it if not needed.
It Is located in FM19qv (S/E of York PA.).
For those who are not familiar with it, it has been on 24/7 for >3 years and located at 1000ft on a 130ft tower. Its output is 1W to a RHCP Lindenblad Ant. Its CW Message contains 5 Telemetering channels and about 15 sec of solid carrier (then it repeat). A spread sheet decoder is available on request. The beacon is useful for Receive system testing and propagation analyzing etc.
The 2401MHZ beacon is co-located with a 1296MHZ beacon and a 5760MHZ beacon.
More info is available at [email protected]
Please Let me know if any of these beacons are useful to you!!!