[VHFcontesting] KIIIG 2ghz Beacon moved
stephen.tripp at snet.net
Thu Dec 21 10:06:12 EST 2017
The K1IIG 2304.320 beacon at FN31nl has been moved to FN31tt. It was at 480' hmsl and is now at ~830hmsl running the same 25w to stacked 3db wheels with 38w ERP.
Temporarily I put a lower power 2.5w beacon at FN31nl on 2304.340 using the 10db Alford slot with 15w ERP.
If the new site in FN31tt, Coventry CT performs as expected, I will move the 10db slot replacing the 3db stacked wheels. TBD
The reason for the move is something those on this band might be interested in. AT&T has recently commissioned a 2ghz band transmitting on 2350-2360mhz. Should you be near one of their sites
and do not have filters, you may experience RFI. In my case the cell is only a few hundred feet away so the RFI is mutual. My noise floor is over S9 with my Mast Mounted SSB tower mounted preamp.
I am in the process of testing filters to eliminate their interference.
PLEASE SEND ME SIGNAL REPORTS ON BOTH BEACONS TO HELP ME COMPARE LOCATIONS.
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