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Beacon Monitor Station PA3EWG

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Introduction

Every 10 seconds the Faros software (http://www.dxatlas.com/faros/) completes one measurement. This measurement is logged in a Comma Separated Value (CSV) file. One file contains all the measurements of 24 hours. You can open this file in a spreadsheet or import it in a database.

Sample of Faros beacon log file

  1. Time in UTC (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coordinated_Universal_Time\). Format = Hours:minutes:seconds.
  2. Band in MHz.
  3. Callsign of radio beacon station.
  4. Signal to Noise Ration (SNR) in dB.
  5. QSB index in %.
  6. Evidence. Indicates the probability, the signal came from this beacon. A logarithmic scale is used.
  7. Delay in milliseconds (ms).

You can find more information in the Faros user manual (German language, PDF, 547kB) (http://www.dxatlas.com/Faros/Files/Faros_PDF.zip).

ZIP Archive

Log files from a month are zipped in one file
2011201220132014201520162017
January 2012
(2.1MB)
January 2013
(1.9MB)
January 2014
(1.8MB)
January 2015
(2.1MB)
January 2016
(2.1MB)
January 2017
(2.1MB)
February 2012
(2.0MB)
February 2013
(1.9MB)
February 2014
(2.0MB)
February 2015
(1.9MB)
February 2016
(2.0MB)
February 2017
(1.9MB)
March 2012
(2.0MB)
March 2013
(2.1MB)
March 2014
(2.3MB)
March 2015
(2.2MB)
March 2016
(2.1MB)
March 2017
(2.1MB)
April 2012
(2.1MB)
April 2013
(2.1MB)
April 2014
(2.1MB)
April 2015
(2.1MB)
April 2016
(2.0MB)
April 2017
(2.0MB)
May 2012
(2.2MB)
May 2013
(1.6MB)
May 2014
(2.2MB)
May 2015
(2.2MB)
May 2016
(2.1MB)
May 2017
(2.1MB)
June 2012
(2.1MB)
June 2013
(2.1MB)
June 2014
(2.1MB)
June 2015
(2.1MB)
June 2016
(2.1MB)
June 2017
(2.1MB)
July 2012
(1.9MB)
July 2013
(1.8MB)
July 2014
(2.2MB)
July 2015
(2.2MB)
July 2016
(2.1MB)
July 2017
(2.1MB)
August 2012
(1.5MB)
August 2013
(2.1MB)
August 2014
(2.3MB)
August 2015
(2.1MB)
August 2016
(2.1MB)
September 2012
(1.4MB)
September 2013
(2.0MB)
September 2014
(2.2MB)
September 2015
(2.1MB)
September 2016
(2.0MB)
October 2011
(1.6MB)
October 2012
(1.4MB)
October 2013
(2.1MB)
October 2014
(2.3MB)
October 2015
(2.1MB)
October 2016
(2.1MB)
November 2011
(2.1MB)
November 2012
(2.0MB)
November 2013
(2.1MB)
November 2014
(2.2MB)
November 2015
(2.1MB)
November 2016
(2.0MB)
December 2011
(2.1MB)
December 2012
(2.1MB)
December 2013
(2.1MB)
December 2014
(2.1MB)
December 2015
(2.1MB)
December 2016
(2.1MB)

Five Years Open Radio Data

For five years now, in September 2016, our short-wave monitor station measures the strength of eighteen radio beacons of the Northern California DX Foundation (NCDXF). These NCDXF radio beacons transmit on 5 different bands, designated to ham operators, and are geographical arranged around the globe.

Apart from the graphical information, which the ham operators use to determine the real-time transmit or receive conditions in the direction of a certain region, we publish every month the raw measured data. There is now about 120MB available on the web server. This open data is available to anyone, and can be used for further propagation studies. It would be great if someone used it for a scientific study, not related to radio.

The equipment is with care maintained by Rens Schoones and Henry Boudewijns, from the Radio Amateurs group.

The site being 24/365 operational, has made a name for itself in the ham community.

Sample of Faros beacon log file

From left to right: Rob Verplak (CCMS board), Rens Schoones (PA3FGA), Henry Boudewijns (PA3EWG) and Ton van Lankveld (web site)