Battle beacon flip leveling a portal?
So me and a couple of friends asked the question between us, "Can you flip level a portal with a Battle Beacon to level 8 alone?" After a little experimenting, I can answer that one now as Yes and No. You can, but it takes a lot of beacons (which is expensive at 5000 cmu each) and it's probably more trouble than getting 8 agents together.
First thing you do is flip your portal with a(n) ADA Refactor/Jarvis Virus then activate the battle beacon on it.
When the beacon flips the portal it remembers the resos on it before the flip. So if you upgrade the portal when it comes back to your faction color, it will remember those after the next flips. So you can't re-upgrade it after that initial battle beacon flip.
Also, the portal is still inoculated against ADA/Jarvis after the beacon expires, so you need to still wait an hour after to flip it back.