Transmitter testing on the Wrekin
Saturday morning John A walked up the Wrekin carrying the UHF beacon transmitter and an initial test to see the kinds of distances it could be heard and learn a little about the kind of random real-life problems that could be found and solved before further testing towards an eventual balloon launch. There were various people listening to see if they could hear it. John has video, photos and reports which will go into the project page linked at the top. It was a success – John learned a few important things, some people heard the transmitter signals around 2.5 to 3 miles away.
More in the project page soon, but thanks to all who listened but successful reports from Martyn Vincent, G3UKV along Long Lane and Cathy who listened parked up at Coalmoor, who sent the map below. You might think this is a short distance, but this beacon is putting out a signal thats about as strong as a keyfob for a car!