GB3FNY - 432.445MHz GB3KEU - 5760.925MHz GB3FNY - 10368.752MHz

Propagation Beacons are a vital resource to us, we use them to study the propagation of radio signals, from HF through to microwaves. Beacons are also used as signal sources to test and calibrate antennas, and receivers. Beacons are often run by groups/clubs, or by individual Amateurs. They’re usually transmitting 24/7, and are a great indication if a particular band is usable in that direction. For a list of beacons on VHF> take a look at the website.

We host 3 beacons now at FARS.

2 x GB3FNY, 432MHz & 10GHz
1 x GB3KEU 5.7GHz

Work in progress is the GB3FNY 24GHz beacon, we’re hoping to get it on a tower soon!

GB3KEU was re-located to FARS and in August 2017, follow this link for the History behind GB3KEU.

If you hear any of our beacons on the air, we’d like to know so please spot it over the dx cluster network, and/or fill out the form.

  • QRG
  • 432.445MHz
  • 5760.925MHz
  • 10368.752MHz
  • GB3FNY
  • GB3KEU
  • GB3FNY
  • INFO
  • Big Wheel, ERP 40W
  • Slot, ERP 25W
  • Slot, ERP 10W

Beacon Report

8 + 0 = ?

If you have any recordings of GB3FNY we would like to see/hear them.

Denis G3UVR – the GB3FNY 10GHz beacon, via rain scatter.
IO83kh -Tropo- IO93nn – 152KM

Bernie G4HJW – GB3FNY 432MHz, 19-May-2018@0700z
JO02de -Tropo- IO93nn – 172KM

Neil G4DBN – GB3FNY 10GHz, June 2018.
Wind Turbine Scatter/Doppler – see DBN’s twitter post

Planned work to the beacons are in the pipeline.
We’re hoping to condense our 10GHz, 5.7GHz, and 24GHz beacons on to one tower.
The 432MHz antenna will stay on it’s current support at 8M AGL.