Left - The 150' Pyrod tower.
Right - Our 1296 antenna at 155'.
Left - The beacon chassis and polyphasor hookup.
Right - Closeup of beacon box showing 3W & 18W PA'S on left, power supply, 1296 xvtr, and 144 exciter. The small green pc board is a WW2R PIC keyer. A CPU fan cools the 18W PA heatsink.
The roll of RG58 is used as an attenuator.
Left - New 1296 25W PA cooling fans.
Right - 1296 PA underside wiring.
New 1296 PA installed at the beacon site
on September 30, 2016.
I measured 22 Watts out at 12.5 VDC.
This is 3 dB more power than before.
Our old PA was limping along at 10 Watts.
Many thanks to Doug WA2LTM for building this and donating it for our beacon.