10M Propagation Beacon
To encourage the use of the 10 meter band and to help discover band openings, the club operates a propagation beacon on 28.297 MHz using callsign NS9RC. It normally runs 24/7 with about 5 watts ERP from Heller Nature Center, 2821 Ridge Road, Highland Park, IL 60035. The beacon consists of a Radio Shack HTX-100 connected to a PicoKeyer controller and a half wave vertical at 15 feet.
The club has received reception reports from all over the world and will gladly QSL. Please email or send your report to NS9RC, PO Box 1066, Highland Park IL 60035.