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Henk, PA2S

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Beacon transmissions
On 60 metres, I often transmit “BEACON PA2S”. The purpose is to get data for an ongoing propagation study.

FT8 is used instead of WSPR because the shorter intervals reveal changes of the path loss, which would not be seen with WSPR. Plus one can observe the band and make FT8 contacts in between.

It could be a bit annoying, but I hope you will understand and appreciate the effort to get a better picture of propagation properties. Of course, the results will be shared with the ham radio community.

Below, a link is found to an article with intermediary results, focused on propagation on 5 MHz between Europe and New Zealand.

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