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NCDXF Beacons Reception at EI4HQ (IO51uu)

UPGRADE WORK (Updated 2017-04-17): A major upgrade is in progress to improve data services provided by EI4HQ -Cork Harbour weather, Cork Harbour HD webcam, AIS data feed, ADS-B data feed and NCDXF beacon monitoring data. Phases 1 and 2 (design of new network and tear down of existing installation) are now complete. All services continue though with reduced performance in some cases - Cork Harbour Weather has limited data availability and the AIS and ADS-B data feeds are operating with temporary atennas and therefore reduced range. NCDXF beacon monitoring is and will be largely unaffected by this work though short outages (a few hours here and there) may occur on occasion over the coming months. A new dedicated beacon monitoring antenna will be installed over the Summer - a 6 band vertical - as part of these upgrades. At this time it is expected that the upgrade works will be completed by the Autumn.

This page contains reception reports for the IARU/NCDXF International Beacon Project beacon network on the 14Mhz (20m), 18MHz (17m), 21MHz (15m), 24MHz (12m) and 28MHz (10m) amateur radio bands. The receiver is a Kenwood TS-450SAT and the antenna is temporarily an 21MHz diple beaming ESE/WNW one half wavelength above ground (during station rebuild).

Location: Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland. IO51uu. Latitude: 51 51.85'N, Longitude: 008 17.29'W.

The "on-air" status of each beacon can be seen here and other Beacon Monitor web pages are linked from the International Beacon Project Monitors site.

You can see a record of down times for this station with an explanation why here. IF YOU INTENDING USING DATA FROM THIS STATION FOR ANALYSIS OR RESEARCH PURPOSES, IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU READ THIS LOG AS IT RECORDS DETAILS OF PERIODS WHEN SIGNAL DETECTION MAY HAVE BEEN UNRELIABLE OR COMPROMISED.

You can view the signal strength records or the path records for any day in the past (back to 2013-07-09) by entering a URL in the following format into your browser; "http://86.43.106.118/ei4hq/faros/YYYY-MM/X-YYYY-MM-DD.gif". Substitute the date fields as necessary and replace "X" with "S" for signal strength or "P" for path e.g. http://86.43.106.118/ei4hq/faros/2014-04/S-2014-04-15.gif will return the signal strength data for 2014-04-15 and http://86.43.106.118/ei4hq/faros/2014-04/P-2014-04-15.gif will return the path information for the same day.



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