SM6KNL Faros NCDXF Radio Beacon Monitoring Site
FAQ (by SM5AJV)
- What is FAROS?
Faros is a program used to monitor the
NCDXF Radio beacon system. It is an
execellent way to monitor your current radio conditions on 14, 18, 21, 24
and 28 MHz.
The program is shareware and can be downloaded from
- How is the measurements up-loaded to Internet?
When my monitoring stations is up and running the measurements are
every third minute to the webserver. I am using FTP or SCP to upload the
files from Faros.
- What does NO OBSERVATIONS sign mean?
The sign NO OBSERVATIONS AVAILABLE means that no measurements was made
during the selected date. The reason is often that the monitoring station
has been used
for other purposes during that time.
- What does the diagrams really show...?
The left diagram shows detected SNR - Signal-to-Noise-Ratio for each
There are 4 measurements each hour, and 3 hours between each vertical tic
The right diagram shows Short/Long Path detected by Faros.
Look at the legend see what the colors in each diagram means.
- Why doesn't the diagrams update?
First you may need to push your Reload -button on your browser in order to
Normal update-rate is every third minute. But sometimes, there can be
the measurement equipment or the Internet uploading fails. Sometimes I use
the rig for
normal QSO's . So be patient this is just an experimental web-site.
- Are there any other NCDXF monitoring sites on the
Yes, check the
http://www.ncdxf.org/Beacon/monitors.html page for more active