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

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GB3FNY 432MHz / GB3KEU 5.7GHz / GB3FNY 10GHz


With the excellent Tropo conditions on VHF> in the last week of December 2019, our little 432MHz beacon broke it’s Overall Distance (ODX) record.

On the 28/12/2019 it was heard at 1089KM, by F1MOZ, in IN93RS.

This record was short lived as it was heard a little further south on the 30/12/2019 by F2CT in IN93GJ – a new distance record of 1131.5KM / 610.56NM!

2019-12-30 11:42 GB3FNY 432.4450 579 TR io93nn<tr>jo31ox 579 573 DXC DL6YBF JO31OX
2019-12-30 07:36 GB3FNY 432.4450 519 TR io93nn<tr>jo02ad 519 169 DXC G6KWA JO02AD
2019-12-30 02:24 GB3FNY 432.4450 559 TR io93nn<tr>in93gj 559 1132 DXC F2CT IN93GJ
2019-12-29 17:46 GB3FNY 432.4450 559 TR jo43lr<tr>io93nn solid 559 650 DXC DM2TT JO43LR
2019-12-28 21:38 GB3FNY 432.4450 TR io93nn<tr>in93rs 1089 DXC F1MOZ IN93RS