28 MHz Beacons
The HFbeacons Mailing List

If you are reading this then you are probably a radio amateur with interests in running or monitoring HF beacons and may like to subscribe to the "hfbeacons" mailing list.

The objective of this list is to facilitate the exchange of information relating to beacons in the HF amateur bands, especially to beacons in the 10m (28MHz) band. Topics covered by this list include: -

  • Issues in designing, building and operating beacons
  • Beacon frequency allocations and the resolution of frequency conflicts
  • Information on new beacons planned or heard
  • Posting of data to help keep lists of beacons up to date
  • Reception reports and requests by beacon owners for reception reports
  • Analysis of reception reports received
  • Results of propagation studies based on beacon monitoring
  • Promotion of beacon information resources such as web sites

An email message sent to the list is automatically transmitted to all list members, however only subscribers can receive messages from, or post messages to, the list. Subscription is very simple. To subscribe to the list, just send an email message addressed to: hfbeacons-subscribe@explore.plus.com

No subject or other message text is required. You will be sent an automated request to confirm your subscription. This confirmation is used to verify that your email address is correct and to protect you in case someone forges a subscription request in your name.

Once subscribed, you can post a message to the list by addressing an email to hfbeacons@explore.plus.com

To remove your address from the list, send a message addressed to: hfbeacons-unsubscribe@explore.plus.com

Other commands are available to subscribers, but information requests sent to hfbeacons-info or to hfbeacons-faq do not work yet. Please send requests for information or help to: hfbeacons-help@explore.plus.com

This list was set up by Steve Reed G0AEV and Martin Harrison G3USF, members of the RSGB's Propagation Studies Committee and co-editors of the Six and Ten Report (which includes monthly reports on 10m beacons heard in the UK). Both actively monitor beacons for use in radio propagation studies. Martin is IARU Region 1 HF Beacon Coordinator and maintains G3USF's Worldwide List of HF Beacons, while some of the beacon data Steve compiles can be found on this site.

G0AEV;s Beacons