F5ZWE/B is on 28.243 Mhz

Locator JN03sl

(15 km south-Est of Toulouse)

Altitude is 240 meters a.s.l.

Power is 20 watts erp

Antenna is 5/8 vertical @ 15 meters a.g.l.

(on the air since september 15th 2007 - 16:00 t.u.)



Beacon status : ON AIR


A brief history of the project :

Back in 1987, with my first call FD1MJK and during my studies at IUT mesures physiques Paul Sabatier - Toulouse, I already had that project to realise a beacon on 28 mhz. The project I develloped in order to validate the end of my studies was to build a single frequence TX + keyer. Saddly, at that period of time it was forbidden to put a 10 meters beacon on the air in France. And I had to wait till 1999 to turn on the system with my personal callsign F5TMJ/B.

From sept 2007 to jan 2014, F5ZWE was installed in locator JN02tw @ 1205 meters above sea level on the pyreneans mountains.

Nowadays the beacon in installed near the city of Toulouse. Runs 10W CW keyed A1A into a vertical dipole @ 10m agl.


En 1987, avec mon premier indicatif FD1MJK et pendant les années de facultés (IUT mesures physiques Paul Sabatier - Toulouse), j’avais déjà dans l’idée de réaliser une balise 28 mhz. Mon projet de fin d’étude fût donc de réaliser un émetteur 28 mhz mono-fréquence et un manipulateur CW à mémoire. Hélas la réglementation de l’époque interdisait les balises sur 28 mhz…( ! ?) et j’ai attendu 1999 pour mettre le système en route.



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