Propagation Beacons

The beacon service is a vital part of amateur radio propagation knowledge. In general beacons are always there transmitting to a known schedule and with a known power level and antenna. However it should not be assumed that if a beacon is not received that propagation is poor. It is extremely difficult to keep up with the current state of international beacons. The list of HF beacons below is compiled by Prof. Martin  Harrison G3USF who is a former IARU HF beacon Coordinator. It is the best data on the state of the service at the date indicated under the title line.

HF Beacons

G3USF’s Worldwide List of HF Beacons

VHF/UHF/Microwave Beacons

The Beaconspot facility