Radio propagation/making (DESIGNING) own radio beacon

own radio beacon

Idea Generation

What is this project about?

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I'm working on making a radio beacon, for people to see if they can hear it or other purposes.

What do you want to get out of this project?

I'd like to learn a bit more about radio, and i just think it would be fun.

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Guiding Question

Turn your idea above into a guiding question.

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How can i make a working radio beacon?


What will it take for you to complete this project?

Use the table below to set your own timeline for deliverables, keep in mind when your final work product is due at the end of the cycle.

Keep in mind that this project cycle runs six weeks in total, as opposed to the typical four weeks.

Work Product Deliverables

identify and get materials for beacon
May 5, 2021
build the beacon and understand how it works
May 12, 2021
make slideshow
May 21, 2021
Final Work Product + Notion Page Due
May 21, 2021
Last Day of Project Cycle
May 28, 2021


Use this space to take notes, keep track of your sources, or conversations you have with people about this project.

Looked at a youtube video about ham radio beacons,

10 meter band seems to be the most popular for beacons

Looked at different types of amplifiers to see which one/s got the most power out.

Worked on more detail, (Added pictures and more slides and a little chart type thing to the google drawing)

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Work Product


Reflect on this project cycle by answering the questions below.

The act of reflecting allows you to highlight the accomplishments and applications of your project. (questions courtesy of Powderhouse Studios)

Was your project meaningful?

Did this project matter? In what ways did it further your knowledge, force you to grow, or provide something useful?

I learned a bit about ham radio beacons, and it was really interesting what I found. It could also help me make one one day if I wanted to :D

Was your project ambitious?

Given what you already know, did this project challenge you in meaningful ways?

Could have been more ambitious... But It taught me a lot and I had a bunch of fun :)

Was your project deep?

Did your project engage with powerful ideas or tools? Additionally, did you engage with the material in a deep sense (i.e. did you develop ownership over the ideas or tools)? Can you utilize these skills independently now?

Ehhhh.... Not really?


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