I would like to ask AMSAT-DL to consider operating the CW beacon in FSK, i.e. with constant carrier.
There are IARU-R1 recommendations concerning (terrestrial) uWave beacons using FSK, but that's an administrative issue.
My main argument is that it's relatively difficult to precisely fine tune the RX feed with a pulsating signal. Also during the two (too short imho) carriers QSB is visible (depending on my local situation and the situation above Bochum (clouds etc), which can be around +/- 3 dB and then it's too short to align within the precision needed after averaging the SNR.
I am doing measurements with several prototypes of dielectric lenses and have an accuracy of around 1 dB and experience slight differences in results when e.g. optimizing on the 11199.8 MHz beacon compared to the QO-100 10489.550 MHz beacon.
Is AMSAT-DL willing to reflect on this?