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Re: Topband: 160m Fishing Beacons

Subject: Re: Topband: 160m Fishing Beacons
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2010 02:49:33 -0400
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G'day Topbanders,

Potential good news!

I have just found a lost Fishing Beacon (out on the very 
northern part of the Great Barrier Reef, in norther VK4).

This unit appears to be a new type: it contains a GPS and 
seem to have the ability to transmit its position. From 
the TX inductorsPotential good news! and the XTAL it 
appears to operate somewhere around 45 MHz. If this 
represents the next evolution in Drift-Net Beacons, it 
could result the in the beacons evantually migrating from 
160m to a non-amateur band.

I will post some picutres of this on the TX3A website once 
I get back.

George, AA7JV
UR RST IS ... ... ..9 QSB QSB - hw? BK

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