The Boris Beacon – A 1mW solar powered hifer beacon

Dave Richards (AA7EE) has written an article detailing his 1mW solar-powered HiFER beacon project, the Boris Beacon: In this post from May of last year, I detailed the construction of a 1mW solar-powered HiFER beacon. I named it the Boris Beacon, in tribute to my neighbor’s cat. The beacon was never mounted permanently outside. I kept it […]

The Sproutie “SPT” Beacon – A legal, unlicensed HiFER beacon

Dave Richards (a.k.a. AA7EE) has written an article detailing his “SPT” Sproutie HiFer beacon project: My first “proof of concept” at putting together a beacon for this band was to connect an N0XAS PicoKeyer in beacon mode to my Pixie 2 transmitter. With the PiicoKeyer, if you insert the prosign BN at the end of stored […]