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In Memory of Robert Cook ( W6PJA )
KH6HME Hawaii Beacon History.
The KH6HME beacons are located on the slopes of the Mauna Loa volcano at an elevation of 8200' , with the exception of the 6 meter beacon which is located in lower Puna in the Hawaiian Beaches Subdivision on the Big Island of Hawai'i.
The first beacon started operating on 432.075 Mhz. in April 1979. In 1980 the 1296 Mhz. beacon was activated. In 1981 the 144.170 Mhz. beacon started sending it's signals to the Mainland West Coast of the United States. There is also a 10 Ghz. beacon which is turned on when conditions are favorable.
The drive to the beacon site takes about 3 hours. Listen for the beacon(s) to stop keying , then you will know he is there. KH6HME will be operating on the beacon frequencies using CW or SSB , NOT THE STANDARD CALLING FREQUENCIES OF 144.200 Mhz. OR 432.100 Mhz.
Date: July 15,1989
Station: XE2GXQ (N6XQ)
Location: 29-59-30 N. ... 115-46-30 W.
Bands: 220 mhz., 432 mhz., 1296 mhz.
Distance: 2579.690 Miles ... 4151.609 Km.
July '94,July '91|
Location: 33-43-45 N. ... 118-22-30 W.
Band: 2304, 3456, 5760 Mhz.
Distance: 2474.476 Mi. ... 3982.283 Km.
21 August 1999 *** NEW World Record
Band: 144 Mhz.
Distance: 2954 Mi. ... 4754 Km.
Location: 35-43-45 N. ... 117-14-50 W.
Band: 902 Mhz.
Distance: 2523.369 Mi. ... 4060.969 Km.