The beacon was build in 1984 and is a combined 50 MHz and 144 MHz
transmitter with a common keyer unit. It has output's of 20W
and 10W on the two bands.
Originally the beacon was placed on the northeast coast of Greenland in IQ06, but was later moved to Qaqortoq on the southwest coast in GP60XR. It's still operational on 50 MHz, but the 2 meter beacon is QRT.
More information on 50 MHz beacons in Greenland can be found on OX3LX's homepage.
OX3VHF during burn-in in 1984 prior to being shipped to Greenland. Note that both wattmeters are showing full power.
- and OX3VHF today in Qaqortoq, with a picture of the GP antenna.
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