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Author Topic: A quick spin around the beacons, October 23, 2010, about noon local  (Read 4276 times)

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A quick spin around the beacons I can hear at this time, just before lunch

8194.5 kHz, 1832 UTC, S5, unknown dasher with sag
8193.7 kHz, 1833 UTC, S4, unknown dasher
8000.4 kHz, 1827 UTC, S6, AZ "S" beacon
6700.5 kHz, 1825 UTC, S7+, CA JT NP dasher
6626.5 kHz, 1829 UTC, S5+, CA Rainy Ditter
6626.2 kHz, 1830 UTC, S4, CA Rocky Ditter
5205.4 kHz, 1834 UTC, S3, CA Saline Valley Sally Dasher, with normal sag
4102.8 kHz, 1836 UTC, S5, CA Mohave Desert Duo, Part Deux
4102.3 kHz, 1837 UTC, S4, CA "W" Windy, no wind dits
4097.8 kHz, 1838 UTC, S5, CA Mohave Desert Duo, Part 1
4097.3 kHz, 1839 UTC, S6, CA Inyo Whooper dasher
4096.6 kHz, 1840 UTC, S7+, CA Kelsie Dasher
4096.3 kHz, 1841 UTC, S5, CA Hexie Dasher
4088.9 kHz, 1842 UTC, S6, CA DV NP Dasher
4079.6 kHz, 1844 UTC, S3, AZ TMP beacon, sending 79 deg
« Last Edit: October 23, 2010, 1900 UTC by Token »
T!
Mojave Desert, California USA

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second harmonic of Inyo Whooper
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2011, 1635 UTC »
The 8194.5 "dasher with sag" is the second harmonic of the Inyo Whooper 1/2 its freq. on 4097.25-ish.

The "Desert Duo" synched dasher beacon (4097.8 / 4102.8), reportedly in Inyo County, too., was the best sig. in Hawaii 20 Nov. 2010 on n.e. Ohau near Kahuku during a DXpedition I went on to there, compared to Hexie/Kelsie. Wind came in to Oahu good at times, too.

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Re: second harmonic of Inyo Whooper
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2011, 0216 UTC »
The 8194.5 "dasher with sag" is the second harmonic of the Inyo Whooper 1/2 its freq. on 4097.25-ish.

I would agree with you, it makes sense, but to check I just played back the recording and the dash is shorter than the Inyo Whooper recording I made the same day.

The "Desert Duo" synched dasher beacon (4097.8 / 4102.8), reportedly in Inyo County, too., was the best sig. in Hawaii 20 Nov. 2010 on n.e. Ohau near Kahuku during a DXpedition I went on to there, compared to Hexie/Kelsie. Wind came in to Oahu good at times, too.

Interesting on the Hawaii reception of the Desert Duo.  It has also been reported on the east coast of the US.  I know I did a trip to Georgia a few months back and could just make it out there one night.  The claimed power is 200 mW out of the TX.

However, per the installer, it is not in Inyo County, rather it is in San Bernardino County, not far from the Inyo county line.
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MarinDit 8193.8-ish - 10 mW
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2011, 0841 UTC »
I forgot long ago to reply and say that it is a very low-powered "attic-beacon" MarinDit on 8193.8 kHz or so with short dits - maybe 90/min or so - 24/7. Only maybe 10 mw max. out put - just 555-dit ident to xtal osc. - it is maybe "Part 15" power in my parent's house attic with end-fed wire strong in rafters -

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Re: A quick spin around the beacons, October 23, 2010, about noon local
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2011, 0803 UTC »
Visiting the area where I thought this beacon might be, and brought my Kaito DE-1103 with me. Sure enough was able to get MarinDit as soon as I got away from all the RFI in my vicinity.
Icom R75 with Par End Fedz SWL antenna crudely strung across the backyard.

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MarinDit
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2011, 0225 UTC »
The 8193.8 kHz "MarinDit" attic beacon is a daily signal in the eastern CA desert as well as in NM and utah now - short skip allows for a  good daytime signal 300 miles away from this 5 to 10 mW signal in Marin County, CA that I placed in my parent's house about 11 yrs ago... :) it is the most QRP of the phifers...