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Author Topic: Needed special app for monitoring beacon.  (Read 4617 times)
NN2X
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« on: February 12, 2011, 05:59:19 AM »

Hi all

Imagine you have a 4 year old, child, and a young wife, (I am 52 and she is young! ), and between work and young family you are working 24/7...My Ham radio fun is limited, and rightfully so, my family first..However, I felt with the dawn of new software tools, that someone might have developed an APPS that would alert you when lets say 20 Meters is open..I know there are apps for Beacons, but what I need is some APPS to monitor a Beacon, which will alarm me when the signal level reaches a certain magnitude which indicates the 20 meter band is open (On a IPHONE lets say).

I know this is not the REAL HAM Radio, but with my time management with my family, I don't have the luxury to fire up the ham set any time I want.

Best

Tom Wright, NN2X..
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WS4T
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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2011, 08:44:03 AM »

Hi Tom,

This is not exactly what you are asking for, and maybe you already know about this, but have you seen these monitor stations? http://www.ncdxf.org/beacon/monitors.html

I'm in Estonia right now and regularly monitor this station: http://sm6knl.se/faros/Gif/

There's a list of monitor stations under the links.

Of course, that's not going to send you a message when the band is open. That exists for VHF here if you join and it works well: http://www.vhfdx.info/spots/map.php?Frec=50&Map=EU

I think you could program some sort of alerts if you go here: http://www.dxwatch.com/

Just some ideas...

73,
Gary, ES1WST
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WD4ELG
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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2011, 08:48:51 AM »

Faros is awesome.

Also, WSPR is a great tool...and you can remotely monitor the results of your receptions!

Mark Lunday
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