I have returned to my delayed project of a 23cm beacon for St. Louis. It will be running 10W to 4x "wheel" antenna (by WA5VJB) on 1296.350 MHz and will be located in EM48ss next to the WB9PNU beacon for 3cm.
Here is a picture of the oscillator unit in a small box. The circuit board (by W6PQL) has an oscillator on one side and temperature-controlled oven on the other. This small box will be enclosed in Styrofoam inside bigger box:
Some pictures of the antenna:
I will update this posting with more details and pictures as soon as I have something new to share. It might take some time, but the goal here is to have the beacon operational by the end of this year (2012).