Maintaining Amateur Radio Systems in Gloucestershire


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GB3CCX Narrow-band Beacons

The original 10GHz Narrow-band beacon was installed on Cleeve Common, 3miles (5Km) Northeast of Cheltenham in September 1997.

The 10GHz Beacon was partially rebuilt in new outdoor housing on site on 4th November 2016.

The 47GHz Beacon was installed on site on 4th November 2016.


GB3CCX 10GHz
10GHz (3cm) Beacon
(rebuilt 4th November 2016)

NGR: SO993249
Locator: IO81XW81
Height: 334m ASL (4m AGL)
Frequency: 10.368940 GHz
Heading: Omni
RF Output: 150mW
Antenna: Slotted Wave Guide (4M AGL)

GB3CCX 47GHz
47GHz (6mm) Beacon
(Installed 4th November 2016)

NGR: SO993249
Locator: IO81XW81
Height: 334m ASL (4m AGL)
Frequency: 47.088940 GHz
Heading: Omni
RF Output: 10mW
Antenna: Slotted Wave Guide (4M AGL)

 



GB3CCX 10GHz from IO92CA near Broadway – Video by M0RKX/P.

GB3CCX 47GHz from IO81SR near Sharpness Docks – Heard by G4HQX/P.


 

DX reports received to date include:

10368.940 OZ1CTZ JO46OE RST 539 Distance 863Km 16-02-2003 Furthest Distance Recorded so far for GB3CCX 10GHz
10368.940 OZ1FF JO45BO58 RST 519 Distance 785Km 28-09-2011
10368.940 F6DKW JN18CS RST 569 Distance 464Km 09-06-2016
10368.940 PA0WMM JO22FE RST 549 Distance 444Km
47088.940 GW4FRE/P IO81LS RST 559 Distance 73Km 26-11-2016 10″dish 1 deg c!
47088.940 GW4FRE/P IO81KR RST 529 Distance 80Km 26-11-2016 Furthest Distance Recorded so far for GB3CCX 47GHz
47088.940 GW3TKH/P IO81LS RST 519 Distance 73Km 13-11-2016
47088.940 G4FRE/P IO82UA RST 579 Distance 22Km 12-11-2016 pasolink+20db horn
47088.940 G4FRE IO82UC RST 539 Distance 28Km 12-11-2016 pasolink+20db horn
47088.940 G4HQX/P IO81SR23 RST 569 Distance 39Km 10-11-2016 rx db6nt mixer 40cm dish – Youtube Video
47088.940 G4HQX/P IO81WU80 RST 599 Distance 11Km 10-11-2016 rx db6nt mixer 40cm dish
47088.940 2E0MDJ/P IO81XW81 RST 599 Distance 0Km 10-11-2016 On-Site testing using G4HQX’s DB6NT Mixer

The UK Microwave Group (UKuG) operate a Beacon Spotting Site where registered users can view spots for our 10GHz or 47GHz beacons.

Reports for the beacon can also be sent by email to gb3ccx (at) grg.org.uk