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Offline Kilokat7

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Beacon "A" 2097 khz
« on: January 21, 2012, 0312 UTC »
Coming in above the noise at 0256 UTC, "A" repeated in CW about every 9-10 seconds, 2097.3 khz

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Re: Beacon "A" 2097 khz
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2012, 0909 UTC »
I hear it as well, very strong, well above the noise, S9 with very little fade.

HF Underground Wiki says its located in Arizona and lists it as 15W. That would seem accurate as I'm getting it quite well here in Mesa,AZ.

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Re: Beacon "A" 2097 khz
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2012, 0216 UTC »
I need a good antenna for that frequency.... AZ usually plows in here.... guys on 160M with 50W I can here with the internal loopstick on the E5.

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Re: Beacon "A" 2097 khz
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2012, 1109 UTC »
A coming in at 1109 UTC. First time I have heard it in a year or so.
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Re: Beacon "A" 2097 khz
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2012, 1154 UTC »
2096.7 USB SIO 333

Pretty good reception this morning.

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Re: Beacon "A" 2097 khz
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2012, 1216 UTC »
What is the status of the other beacons? I tried 4096 and heard nothing.
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Re: Beacon "A" 2097 khz
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2012, 1640 UTC »
I've recorded the 4096.25 pretty consistently in my logs the last several months. Checked on it again this morning and created a new topic with the details.

Listened for the others in that frequency range but no luck.

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Re: Beacon "A" 2097 khz
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2018, 0248 UTC »
I am picking this up this evening in Las Vegas, NV @ 8 PM local time.

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Re: Beacon "A" 2097 khz
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2018, 1056 UTC »
I heard A this morning around 0945 UTC, and then later Windy around 4202.3 kHz, circa 1030 UTC.
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Re: Beacon "A" 2097 khz
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2019, 1023 UTC »
I pick it up regularly every night. I made a video of it back in July 2, 2017. I was gonna log post it here but didn't for some reason. Might be a wait time or something on new accounts or something I can't remember.

https://youtu.be/wD3UKfx6tzs

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Re: Beacon "A" 2097 khz
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2020, 1708 UTC »
Is still there? I don't hear it anymore, I heard rumor of some sort of transmitter repair or wattage upgrade coming before.

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Re: Beacon "A" 2097 khz
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2020, 0043 UTC »
I don't hear it here as of 00:40 UTC 08OCT2020 on the vertical or long wire. When it is on I can reliably hear it very strong at night and most times weak during the day. Have not heard it lately as I have checked back on the frequency.
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Re: Beacon "A" 2097 khz
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2021, 1429 UTC »
Is still there? I don't hear it anymore, I heard rumor of some sort of transmitter repair or wattage upgrade coming before.


Any rumored updates? I miss "A"!
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Re: Beacon "A" 2097 khz
« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2021, 0825 UTC »
Is still there? I don't hear it anymore, I heard rumor of some sort of transmitter repair or wattage upgrade coming before.


Any rumored updates? I miss "A"!

I miss it too but unfortunately nothing. It was my first venture into pirate beaconism and was relatively close to me so I could listen to it indoors just off the whip. I've been checking my receivers as well as the kiwi. RIP old friend.


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Re: Beacon "A" 2097 khz
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2021, 1354 UTC »
Please keep checking for rumors!
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