[aprssig] Clueless WA4SZE Beacon Trashing 30M HF APRS

Jim Duncan jdbandman at earthlink.net
Fri Oct 22 14:32:03 EDT 2010

I've been listening to this beacon for the past 20 minutes and have yet to
hear a station ID.  I could have missed it with band conditions but I hear a
continuous string of "A" in CW against a carrier that increases in intensity
then drops back and repeats the process. Is this the beacon you're referring


73 de Jim, KU0G



From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf
Of Wes Johnston, AI4PX
Sent: Friday, October 22, 2010 10:00 AM
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: Re: [aprssig] Clueless WA4SZE Beacon Trashing 30M HF APRS


Have you contacted him or are you just griping in this sig for the sake of
griping?  Or are you soliciting offers for someone to visit his house with a
tire tool?  :-)

God help those who do not help themselves.

On Fri, Oct 22, 2010 at 04:38, Stephen H. Smith <wa8lmf2 at aol.com> wrote:

About 3 or 4 days ago, WA4SZE started operating a non-stop 24-hour beacon on
10.149.100 MHz.   This seems to be a stepped-power beacon similar to the
NCDF/IARU propagation beacons on the higher frequencies  This signal,
originating from Manchester TN, is now disrupting the 10.149.200/.400 FSK
APRS channel over a large part of North America.

Here on the west coast, this signal is peaking at S7-S8 for many hours each
day, triggering the AGC on my 30M APRS igate receiver, rendering most APRS
signal un-receivable.    Being only 100 Hz below the lower of the two tones
for APRS FSK, there is no practical way to notch this signal out  of the
receiver IF passband without damaging the FSK signal.

Details from QRZ.com:

David L Frantz Jr
691 Brandon Road
Manchester TN 37355

wa4sze at gmail.com <mailto:wa4sze%40gmail.com <mailto:wa4sze%2540gmail.com> >

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