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V31PC Beacon Project
A 1 watt beacon was designed and built by a group of Pack Rats for use by V31PC in the country of Belize. The beacon consists of parts from old 2-way radio equipment and a modern, self contained computer processor to generate the code. The built-in ovenized crystal should keep the beacon on a frequency of 50.076 MHz. The beacon will be battery powered and use a three ring halo for an antenna. The beacon should be on the air from Belize.
Thanks to W3BO, Herb, who coordinated the project with V31PC; N3DQZ who assembled the transmitter; WB3KRW who wrote the code and put together the keying circuit; W3RJW who put it all together.
Let us know if you hear the beacon on the air!