OZ7IGY

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Table 1: OZ7IGY Transmitting Frequencies
Band Frequency GPS & PI4
10 m 28.271 MHz Yes
8 m 40.021 MHz -
6 m 50.471 MHz Yes
4 m 70.021 MHz Yes
2 m 144.471 MHz Yes
70 cm 432.471 MHz Yes
23 cm 1296.930 MHz Yes
13 cm 2320.930 MHz Yes
9 cm 3400.930 MHz Yes
6 cm 5760.930 MHz Yes
3 cm 10368.930 MHz -
1.2 cm 24048.930 MHz Yes

Coordinates: 55°31.0′N 11°52.9′E / 55.5167°N 11.8817°E / 55.5167; 11.8817

OZ7IGY is a Danish amateur radio beacon, and the world's oldest[1] VHF and UHF amateur radio beacon and active since the International Geophysical Year in 1957.[2] It is located near Jystrup, in Maidenhead locator JO55WM54, and transmits on the frequencies detailed in Table 1.

Since 30 October 2012, when the Next Generation Beacons platform came into use, the 2 m and 6 m beacons have been frequency and time locked to GPS.[3]

From 30 March 2013 all the beacons using the Next Generation Beacons platform transmit PI4 (a specialized digital modulation system), CW and unmodulated carrier in a one-minute cycle. The frequency precision of the Next Generation Beacons is typically better than 5 mHz. Over time all the OZ7IGY beacons will use the Next Generation Beacons platform.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.oz7igy.dk
  2. ^ Martin Harrison, G3USF (February 2013). "Getting started in beacons, part 1". RadCom. Radio Society of Great Britain,. 89 (02): 22. ISSN 1367-1499. 
  3. ^ Bo Hansen, OZ2M. "Next Generation Beacons Overview". 
  4. ^ Andy Talbot, G4JNT (August 2015). "Data - Latest news on datamodes from beacons". RadCom. Radio Society of Great Britain. 91 (08): 74. ISSN 1367-1499. 

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