These are the source files related to the setup I mentioned in CTC's post about wireless serial com.
Reposting info on the setup just for ref.
Alrighty, ctc, got the rig working. The setup is the following:
<ir beacon> transmitting byte sequence from 1-9
<relay station> picaxe 8m with ir receiver showing correct data in the debug window.
Transmitting the byte sequence received from ir beacon via bt to my desktop running the processing code.