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Audio Recordings Of Beacons
« on: December 22, 2014, 1526 UTC »
I'd like this thread to only be a pointer with links and info for off-the-air recordings of beacons.

No discussions or hijacks on supposedly related topics.

Knowing what to listen for can really help a beginner. What to use to listen, when to listen and so on would be topics for other threads. Maybe if there is enough info it can be a sticky. Token has a number of good recordings with a spectrum display on YouTube but I had no idea they were there until last night.
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Re: Audio Recordings Of Beacons
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2014, 1527 UTC »
On my last two desert camping trips I took short videos when my KX3 was tuned into the beacons. I slapped some of the videos together so that others might know what to listen for with these particular beacons

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbu3I75oit4

2097 KHz letter "A"
4079.6 KHZ "TMP" temperature beacon
4096.24 KHz "Hexie" Beacon
4097.25 KHz "Inyo Whooper" Beacon
4102.3 KHz "W- Windy" beacon with wind data, no "W"
6626.3 KHz "Rainy" Beacon
6700.5 KHz "Hexie 2K" Beacon

All were received on my Elecraft KX3 while camping in two locations in the California desert. One was near Baker and the other near Saline Valley.
« Last Edit: December 24, 2014, 1708 UTC by Teotwaki »
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Re: Audio Recordings Of Beacons
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2014, 1557 UTC »
Audio of Beacon "W" also know as Windy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLpYIXNigww
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Re: Audio Recordings Of Beacons
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2014, 1606 UTC »
Beacon "OK" by member kilokat7

3449.8 KHz Shortwave Pirate Beacon "OK" Received in Michigan Perseus SDR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFi_sx-pF70

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Re: Audio Recordings Of Beacons
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2014, 1608 UTC »
Here is Token's list from 2010

http://forums.radioreference.com/hf-mw-lw-general-discussion/190582-few-pirate-beacon-reception-videos-i-put-youtube.html#post1379971




4079.64 kHz, TMP in AZ: YouTube - Pirate Beacon, TMP in SW Arizona, Septembetr 10, 2010, 4079.64 kHz
4089 kHz, I think in Death Valley: YouTube - Pirate beacon, Death Valley Dasher, September 5, 2010, 4088.87 kHz
4096.26 kHz, Hexie: YouTube - Pirate beacon, Hexie in the Mohave Desert, September 10, 2010, 4096.26 kHz
4096.6 kHz, Kelsie: YouTube - Pirate beacon, Kelsie in the Mohave Desert, September 10, 2010, 4096.6 kHz
4097.26 kHz, Inyo Whooper: YouTube - Pirate beacon, Inyo Whooper in the Mohave Desert, September 10, 2010, 4097.25 kHz
4097.8 kHz, un-named dasher near Death Valley: YouTube - Pirate beacon, unknown dasher in California, September 10, 2010, 4097.8 kHz
4102.33 kHz, W, Windy: YouTube - Pirate Beacon, W for Windy, September 5, 2010, 4102.33 kHz
4102.8 kHz, un-named dasher near Death Valley: YouTube - Pirate beacon, unknown dasher in California, September 10, 2010, 4102.8 kHz
5205.36 kHz, Sally: YouTube - Pirate beacon, Sally in the Mohave Desert, September 10, 2010, 5205.36 kHz
6626.4 kHz, Rainy and Rocky together: YouTube - 2 Pirate beacons, Rainey and Rocky, in the Mohave Desert, September 5, 2010, 6626.4 kHz
6626.65 kHz, Rainy alone: YouTube - Pirate beacon, Rainey in the Mohave Desert, September 10, 2010, 6626.65 kHz
6700.5 kHz, Hexie 2: YouTube - Pirate beacon, Hexy 2 in the Mohave Desert, September 5, 2010, 6700.5 kHz
8000.5 kHz, S: YouTube - Pirate beacon, "S" in Colorado, September 05, 2010, 8000.5 kHz
11003.45 kHz, I think this is Echo: YouTube - Pirate beacon, "Echo" in Colorado, September 05, 2010, 11003.45 kHz

4097.8 and 4102.8 kHz un-named dashers, and their synchronization: YouTube - Pirate beacons, synchronized dashers in California, Septr 10, 2010, 4097.8 and 4102.8 kHz
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Re: Audio Recordings Of Beacons
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2014, 1611 UTC »
2097 KHz "A" Beacon posted by chipensaw in 2012

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bll8yc2aFM0
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Re: Audio Recordings Of Beacons
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2014, 1628 UTC »
A number of HF beacons and other sounds by "Stage7" recorded in 2007. He/she appears to be located outside of the US

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USWvVNqv8L0
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Re: Audio Recordings Of Beacons
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2014, 1647 UTC »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFi_sx-pF70

3449.8 KHz Shortwave Pirate Beacon "OK" Received in Michigan Perseus SDR  by kilokat7 in 2010
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Re: Audio Recordings Of Beacons
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2014, 1649 UTC »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfxgD0U54bo

Russian Beacon 'R' - Shortwave 4327Khz  by JohnnyX50 in 2010
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Re: Audio Recordings Of Beacons
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2014, 1651 UTC »
6840.6 KHz Shortwave Pirate Beacon "BA" Received in Michigan Perseus SDR by Kilokat7 in 2010

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9G02vDBzBeQ
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Re: Audio Recordings Of Beacons
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2014, 1658 UTC »
Pirate Beacon, "CZ", unknown location, October 7, 2012, 0003 UTC, 11428.72 kHz  by Token

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUPPtYBNsr4
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Re: Audio Recordings Of Beacons
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2014, 1701 UTC »
Pirate Beacon, unknown dasher, September 29, 2012, 1228 UTC, 2018.3 kHz, CW by Token

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HXCt-wQAQc
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Re: Audio Recordings Of Beacons
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2014, 1706 UTC »
Pirate Beacon, MarinDit, October 06, 2012, 2148 UTC, 8193.7 kHz  by Token

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXWYxmnN_RU
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Re: Audio Recordings Of Beacons
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2014, 1709 UTC »
Pirate Beacon, unknown dasher, September 29, 2012, 1229 UTC, 2008.4 kHz, CW  by Token

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_IU6gG938c
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Re: Audio Recordings Of Beacons
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2014, 1712 UTC »
Pirate Beacon, unknown dasher, September 29, 2012, 1147 UTC, 2025.2 kHz, CW  by Token

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25Fo4bc85BM
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