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 for G3USF’s Worldwide List of HF Beacons 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 was originally compiled by Prof. Martin  Harrison G3USF who was formerly IARU HF beacon Coordinator. It is the best data on the state of the service at the date indicated under the title line. Sadly Martin G3USF who was Chairman of the Propagation  Studies Committee for many years died in March 2023. Updates to the list are continued by the current committee.

HF Beacons

G3USF’s Worldwide List of HF Beacons

VHF/UHF/Microwave Beacons

The Beaconspot facility

This Facility is updated by user/spotters as well as beacon-keepers so it is generally well up to date.