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10M Beacon

About the Beacon Beacon Message Reception Reports About the Beacon Call-sign: W0ILO Operating frequency: 28286.5 KHz Location: Sabin, Minnesota, approximately 8 miles SE of Fargo, North Dakota Transmitter: Kenwood TS-570 Controller: Arduino (software by AI0Q) Antenna: Antron 99, vertically polarized, estimated height ~ 125’ (antenna teardown) Beacon Message The beacon sends a 3 block morse code message: W0ILO SABIN MN W0ILO 5 W VERT W0ILO EN16 (location) (output power/antenna) (grid square) The message is repeated at alternating speeds: first at 15 words per minute and then at 20 words per minute.