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Title: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 19, 2014, 1339 UTC
4096.23 Hexie at 1300 UTC

More info:
http://www.auroralchorus.com/4096khz1.htm
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 28, 2014, 1338 UTC
Hexie again this morning with a fair signal on 4096.3
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 09, 2014, 1521 UTC
This morning, first time ever I am hearing a beacon at 6626.3  that must be "Rainy". Definitely a rapid, drippy "chirp" and not a buzz.

Using the KX3 receiver this time and also grabbed an audio recording on my new Sony solid state recorder.
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 10, 2014, 1910 UTC
Hearing the same beacon 0n 6626.3 all this morning and it is still hanging in there even now, just past noon local time.  Makes we wonder if this beacon has been off the air for a while and was recently reestablished.
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 31, 2014, 1525 UTC
Hearing 6626.3 quite well right now on the NRD-525 at 15:25 hours
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on September 23, 2014, 2055 UTC
This morning I had good reception of the 2097 KHz "A" beacon at 06:30 hours local or 1:30 UTC using the NRD-525. I checked the other freqs but no luck.

Jim
Orange County, CA

(edit to fix incorrect freq)
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on September 24, 2014, 0006 UTC
I've been checking 4096 and vicinity every morning for the last week or so, and have heard nothing.
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on September 24, 2014, 0448 UTC
I've been checking 4096 and vicinity every morning for the last week or so, and have heard nothing.

Same here. Hard to say if it is band conditions or hardware failure.
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on September 24, 2014, 0951 UTC
Once again, nothing on 4096.

I have A on 2097, but it is extremely weak, so perhaps just poor conditions?
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on September 24, 2014, 2307 UTC
Once again, nothing on 4096.

I have A on 2097, but it is extremely weak, so perhaps just poor conditions?

maybe it is time of day and NVIS conditions versus more "normal" propagation?
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on September 26, 2014, 1714 UTC
at 6 AM local or 1300 UTC I walked my NRD-525 through the list of known beacons and only heard the 2097 KHz CW beacon "A" with good copy. Supposedly it is in Arizona and I am in California not far from Disneyland. Maybe someone better versed in propagation can comment on the disparity in reception. Some of the Inyo and Joshua tree beacons are much closer and may not have antennas that are good for NVIS at this time of day?
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on September 28, 2014, 1529 UTC
08:25 local or 15:25 UTC

No trace of any other beacons but "Rainy" on 6626.3 KHz
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on September 29, 2014, 1053 UTC
A beacon, finally!

Literally... I am hearing A on 2097.  It was not there when I checked an hour ago, but now being faintly heard around 1052z.

Nothing on 4096. I do have the various Korean clandestines on 3,4 and 6 MHz, however.
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on September 29, 2014, 1607 UTC
A beacon, finally!

Literally... I am hearing A on 2097.  It was not there when I checked an hour ago, but now being faintly heard around 1052z.

Nothing on 4096. I do have the various Korean clandestines on 3,4 and 6 MHz, however.


I did not hear a single beacon at my usual early hour.

Where is there a list of "Korean clandestines"?
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on September 29, 2014, 1702 UTC
There's some logs here: http://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/board,18.0.html
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on October 01, 2014, 1054 UTC
Hearing A on 2097 with a faint signal at 1053z on 1 Oct 2014.

Nothing heard on or around 4096 kHz.  Did Space Aliens steal the beacons?
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on October 01, 2014, 2007 UTC
There's some logs here: http://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/board,18.0.html

Oh, I misunderstood. I thought you meant some sort of clandestine HF beacons.
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Token on October 02, 2014, 0339 UTC
This afternoon in the 4096 kHz area I have seen:

4094.5     X
4095.9    4 sec dasher, possibly Coxie
4096.2    1 sec dasher, possibly Hexie
4097.2    Inyo Whooper

So the 4096 cluster still has some residents.

I am not 100% sure the current 4 sec dasher is Coxie, I don't remember the large shift at the beginning of the dash being on Coxie.

T!
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on October 02, 2014, 1052 UTC
I'm hearing A on 2097 at 1052z on 2 Oct 2014. Extremely weak. Nothing heard around 4096 again.
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on October 02, 2014, 1611 UTC
good reception of "Rainy" right now on 6626.3 KHz
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on October 02, 2014, 1815 UTC
This afternoon in the 4096 kHz area I have seen:

4094.5     X
4095.9    4 sec dasher, possibly Coxie
4096.2    1 sec dasher, possibly Hexie
4097.2    Inyo Whooper

So the 4096 cluster still has some residents.

I am not 100% sure the current 4 sec dasher is Coxie, I don't remember the large shift at the beginning of the dash being on Coxie.

T!

Time in the afternoon?

I am guessing that location, time of day, antenna and conditions are factors we would have in common. Because you don't live all that far from me the main factor might be time of day. I am working from home today so I am checking the listed beacons as often as I can. Otherwise it has been quite a while since I heard a 4 MHz beacon in the morning
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Token on October 02, 2014, 1831 UTC
That was around 0000 UTC.  I was not really paying attention, I just tuned across them and remembered this thread was here, asking if the 4096 bunch was still around.

Keep in mind because of my location I often get these guys 24/7 (for the ones on 24/7).  Even the harmonic of the Inyo Whooper is a common signal here.

T!
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on October 04, 2014, 1600 UTC
Heard "A" on 2097 KHz at 1400 UTC
Now hearing "Rainy" on 6626.3 KHz 1600UTC
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on October 05, 2014, 1830 UTC
Good copy on Rainy at 6626.3 KHz 18:30 UTC
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on October 18, 2014, 1357 UTC
"A" on 2097 KHz
decent copy right now at 13:50 UTC


Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on October 20, 2014, 1044 UTC
Just A this morning on 2097. None of the 4 MHz beacons are audible.

Nothing around 8 MHz, either.
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on October 21, 2014, 1026 UTC
Once again it is Groundhog Day in the world of beacons here, only hearing A on 2097, nothing else.
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on October 22, 2014, 1308 UTC
I went down the list just now and only "A" on 2097 can be heard. I'd love to know how it is built and the general area it is located in. It is such a consistent performer. Kudos to the creator of it.
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on October 23, 2014, 1302 UTC
Just "A" on 2097 KHz this morning
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on October 27, 2014, 1026 UTC
A is occasionally popping up out of the noise floor on 2097, but that's about it this morning.
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on November 10, 2014, 1126 UTC
A is very weak on 2097 at 1125z. Nothing heard around 4096.
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on November 27, 2014, 1835 UTC
Thanksgiving Morning

6700.5  Hexy 2K  decent signal

6626.3 Rainy  weak but clear

2097  "A" very weak
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 14, 2014, 1950 UTC
I cannot believe how dead things have been when I have checked on the beacons. I finally heard Hexie 2K on 6700.5 just now
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on December 14, 2014, 2019 UTC
Yes, 4 MHz has been dreadful here. Last winter I recall being able to hear four or five beacons at a time. Now, zip. I haven't even tried in a while. Maybe I'll give it a shot tomorrow morning.
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on December 16, 2014, 1311 UTC
Once again, nothing at all on 4 MHz. Nor A on 2097. I did have L on 6917 around 0645-0800z.
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 22, 2014, 1842 UTC
good signal on 6700.5 for Hexie2K right now
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 23, 2014, 1346 UTC
decent signal from 2097 KHz "A" beacon
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 24, 2014, 1649 UTC
4096.24 Hexie  is just poking up out of the morning noise floor

On 2097 I am hearing a strange mishmash of tones as if other far off signals are wandering in and out.
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 24, 2014, 1659 UTC
also coming up out of the noise

6626.2  Rocky
6626.3  Rainy
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 25, 2014, 1421 UTC
I was up early and stepped through some of the beacon frequencies. The radio has been sitting on 4094.5 for a few minutes and then the "X" beacon popped up out of the noise for maybe a minute before a mild fade then came back in maybe 10 seconds.
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 25, 2014, 1433 UTC
2097 "A" beacon is sounding good with very slight fading
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 27, 2014, 1746 UTC
the only beacon to be heard so far this morning is a pretty weak Hexie2K on 6700.5  with some light fading
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 01, 2015, 1841 UTC
Hexie2K on 6700.5   is up for the New Year, a little weak but no fading
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: zackers on January 02, 2015, 1824 UTC
I haven't tried to hear the "A" beacon on 2097 yet but have not been able to hear any of the 4 MHz beacons in central Illinois yet this winter. I'll keep listening, though. Best times in the past have been a couple hours before sunrise during the winter. I've heard most of them in past years.

Is the "CO" beacon on 3449 kHz defunct? I haven't heard it in a long time and see it's not on the list of current active beacons.
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 03, 2015, 0531 UTC
I haven't tried to hear the "A" beacon on 2097 yet but have not been able to hear any of the 4 MHz beacons in central Illinois yet this winter. I'll keep listening, though. Best times in the past have been a couple hours before sunrise during the winter. I've heard most of them in past years.

Is the "CO" beacon on 3449 kHz defunct? I haven't heard it in a long time and see it's not on the list of current active beacons.

I was camping in Colorado in July and all that I heard was

2097  "A" beacon, weak but clear
4094.5 "X" beacon, clear and weak with slight fading
4096.24 Hexie with the 1 second dash
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 18, 2015, 1715 UTC
Just now I heard Hexie 2K on 6700.5 fade in briefly and weakly and that is about all I have heard so far. Overall conditions are terrible.
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 24, 2015, 1919 UTC
Rainy!   ;D

6626.3 KHz right now, pretty steady
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 25, 2015, 1727 UTC
decent signal for Hexie2K on 6700.4 KHz
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 31, 2015, 1833 UTC
6700.518 KHz for Hexie2K, fairly strong today

I checked the receiver against WWV at 5 & 10 to check for tuning accuracy.

Jim

Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 07, 2015, 1823 UTC
Hexie2k is showing at 6700.524 today, a little higher than my last post

Rainy is pretty good on 6626.300 to where I can get a good trace on the PX3 waterfall

Rocky may be down in the noise on 6626.2 with heavy fading

Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 14, 2015, 1631 UTC
Rainy's signal strength has been slowly increasing on 6626.300 t

Rocky appears to have drifted up to  6626.4 KHz
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 08, 2015, 1712 UTC
Hexie2K is showing at 6700.500 KHz today, some light fading
Rainy doing okay at 6626.3 KHz
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 14, 2015, 1542 UTC
good copy on Rainy on 6626.300 with Rocky sometimes rising up strongly in signal strength
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 14, 2015, 1634 UTC
Hexie 2K on 6700.500
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 14, 2015, 1733 UTC
Just logging the beacon that Token pointed out today. He suspects that the "dit" might even be a very fas CW letter "D". I am hearing it pretty clearly on 13,559.863 with good copy on my KX3/PX3 combo. Somewhere between 50 to 60 dits it performs an odd but quick double dit. Roughly at 60 seconds
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 16, 2015, 0517 UTC
update as of tonight

13,558.855 unknown beacon 

Here is what I am hearing in Southern California on a video. There is a double PIP in the first second or two of video then 57 PIPs and at 1:02 a double PIP

Video/Audio at https://youtu.be/DLMZOSGsSv8
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 16, 2015, 1349 UTC
5205.3 KHz  SALLY
13,559.86 unknown PIP with 60 second cycle
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 17, 2015, 1334 UTC

from 06:30 to 06:35 local

13,559.86 unknown PIP with 60 second cycle and solid signal
5205.3  Sally with good signal
2097.3  "A" in CW about 10 secs apart, very strong
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 21, 2015, 1617 UTC
I've been listening for about 3 hours and now (finally!) some beacons can be heard.

Rocky, Rainy and the unknown ditter in the 6626.2 to 6626.6 range

I have a local bursty wideband noise that is making it a pain in the butt to tune for center frequencies

Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 22, 2015, 1716 UTC
same this morning, a few hours of patience and letting the radio sit with the volume up has let me hear Rainy and the unknown beacon rise up in signal strength.

A little less noise today so the unknown ditter seems to be at 6626.450 today. Rainy is a little harder to spot in the noise but may be around 6626.430
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 23, 2015, 1341 UTC
Low noise floor so even though this signal is a little it is still good copy

CW "A" beacon on 2097.315

Nothing received on other frequencies at this moment which is 06:40 local
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on March 24, 2015, 1055 UTC
Amazing, I actually hear A this morning on 2097 !!

Otherwise, nothing being heard, and I have not heard any of the 4 MHz beacons in months now.
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 24, 2015, 1403 UTC
That is good news! My morning spin of the dial has come up empty
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on March 25, 2015, 1040 UTC
Once again, A is all I hear, around 1030z. Nothing on 4 MHz.
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 25, 2015, 1603 UTC
I had a quick spin this morning at 06:25 local and "A" was all that I heard. I need another radio expedition out to the desert!
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on March 26, 2015, 1140 UTC
Once again, I am only hearing A on 2097, around 1045z.
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 07, 2015, 1300 UTC
I've not been able to listen for the last few days and update my log. Today I am up a little earlier than usual.

2097.315  "A" beacon very strong and high above the noise

4094.500  "X" is very weak with fading

Nothing on 2018.300, 2025.100, 4097.600, 4086.700, 4096.240, 4096.600, 4097.250, 4102.300, 4106.860, 5205.300, 6626.200, 6626.300, 6668.00, 6700.500
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 19, 2015, 1639 UTC
For the last couple of hours I have been parked on 6626.450 KHz and listening to the unknown transmitter that makes a sort of fast bwip-bwip-bwip sound. The waterfall pattern is interesting.

Right now I am hearing Rocky coming up out of the noise but no signal from Rainy yet.



Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 25, 2015, 1600 UTC
So far this morning I've only hard Rainy on 6626.300 KHz with really deep fades and sometime pretty long duration
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 25, 2015, 1752 UTC
Am now hearing Hexie2K on 6700.516 KHz with light fading
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on April 30, 2015, 1026 UTC
30 Apr 2015, 1025z: Every so often, A will pop up out of the noise on 2097. I have not heard A for a few days, and I have not heard any of the 4096 beacons for months. Not even during the winter.
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on May 01, 2015, 1018 UTC
Once again, just A on 2097 at 1018z on 1 May 2015, and very weak at that. Nothing on 4 MHz.
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 19, 2015, 1401 UTC
4097.25 KHz. The Whooper is way down in the noise but readable at 07:00 PST local on 5/19/15
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 19, 2015, 1444 UTC
6626.3 KHz with Rainy coming up in signal strength at 07:40 PST local
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 19, 2015, 1549 UTC
 hexie2k is coming up out of the noise on 6700.50 KHz at 09:47 PST on 5/19
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 24, 2015, 1412 UTC
I sat on the Whooper's frequency for about 20 minutes and finally started to hear it coming upon 4097.250 at 06:50 PST local, May 24th.

Will keep checking other frequencies as the morning progresses.
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 24, 2015, 1601 UTC
Hexie 2K is coming up nicely out of the noise as the morning goes on. Overall signal is getting stronger but still has deep fades. Measured frequency of 6700.480 KHz

Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 24, 2015, 1700 UTC
09:55 PST on 5/24

I have Rainy coming up in signal strength on 6626.480 KHz center frequency based on the PX3's waterfall display. Deep fading on the signal.
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 25, 2015, 1353 UTC
I am pretty excited to report I have clear copy on the "K" beacon on 10,872.309 KHz with mild fading at 06:50 PST 5/25/15

There was nothing on the usual frequencies that I check so I tried this freq for the C, D, P & S cluster of beacons and got lucky to hear K.

(EDIT: earlier when the signal was weaker it sounded like "D" but now it easily reads as "K" and matches the Wiki list)
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 25, 2015, 1411 UTC
am now hearing "M" on 10,872.409 with a bit of fading   07:09 PST 5/25/15

"M" was listed at this Wiki:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letter_beacon which shows the following letters each 0.1 KHz apart

D, P, S, C, A, F, K, M
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 26, 2015, 1459 UTC
07:45 PST 5/26/15

"K" is very strong on 10,782.300 KHz
"M" is fair with slow fading on 10,782.4 KHz

Locations are supposed to be:
K    Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia
M    Magadan, Russia

Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 26, 2015, 1509 UTC
Rainy is coming up out of the noise with deep fading on 6626.3 KHz although right now it is hard to tell the exact center frequency

08:03  PST 5/26/15
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 28, 2015, 1343 UTC
13:25Z 06:25 PST Local

"K" is weak with fading on 10,782.300 KHz

Nothing else to be found at this time on the other frequencies I usually check
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 29, 2015, 1052 UTC
For this edition of the very early morning, pre-dawn log at 10:50Z 29May15

"A" Beacon loud and clear on 2097.304 KHz

and faint but readable Russians:

Russian "K" beacon on 10,287.300 KHz

and "M" beacon on 10,287.400 KHz
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 30, 2015, 1333 UTC
I was up early and going through my library to rearrange some of my references so I parked the receiver on the Rssian beacon cluster. Sure enough by 06:30 PST local I heard

"K" rising up out of the noise on 10,872.3 KHz
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 31, 2015, 1237 UTC
12:36Z 31may

K on 10,872.3 KHz

A on 2097.3 KHz
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 31, 2015, 1718 UTC
13:50Z I hurriedly tuned through some of the other Russian Beacons and scribbled some notes

K on 13,528.3 KHz
K on 5154.3 KHz
F on 5154.3 KHz

Right now at 17:19Z

Hexie2k on 6700.5 KHz
M on 13,528.4 KHz
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: SV1XV on June 01, 2015, 0158 UTC
Beacon "P" coming in strong on 3593.8 kHz at 01:50 UTC (04:50 my local summer time).

Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: sat_dxer on June 01, 2015, 0246 UTC
16331.9    "S"    Severomorsk from 0215z 1 June 2015
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on June 01, 2015, 0343 UTC
it would help if you posted your location
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: SV1XV on June 01, 2015, 0857 UTC
My location is in Maidenhead square KM18UA (http://www.w8an.net/maidenhead/KM18ua.kml).


Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on June 02, 2015, 1345 UTC
First I will say thank you! A huge pleasure to make your acquaintance.

Next is the humor alert for what I am going to type.


I have never used that locator system so as our American saying goes it was "all Greek to me".  it was with pleasure and thanks to Google I can see that you are just north of Athens which must be a great spot to hear things from.

Jim
Orange County, California
(South of Disneyland, LOL)
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on June 02, 2015, 1348 UTC
Only a short time available to listen this morning

13,528.4  M is weak but steady
10,872.3   K clear but is also weak
4097.25  maybe heard the Whooper, but wishful thinking?
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on June 04, 2015, 1340 UTC

13,528.4  M

10,872.2. F
10,872.3  I
10,872.4. M

13:20z 4june15
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on June 05, 2015, 1346 UTC


These three are very strong right now and show up nicely on the PX3's waterfall and spectrum displays

10,872.2. F
10,872.3  I
10,872.4. M

13:40Z  5 June


Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 19, 2015, 1808 UTC
Late morning summary

Around 5:15 am local I heard

A On 2097.300 kHz

K & M on 10,872.3 kHz

Right now at 11:55 am I am hearing

Rainy on 6626.320 kHz

Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 21, 2015, 1235 UTC
10,872.3 Russian cluster beacon down in the noise. K is discernible
10,872.4 Russian cluster beacon down in the noise. M is discernible
8,495.3  Russian cluster beacons, hearing F
5154.4 Russian cluster beacon, can make out M
5154.3. russian cluster beacon, can make out K

2097.31 with a clear and strong A
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 25, 2015, 1722 UTC
No signals much earlier this morning but am getting a couple signals now

10,872.4 Russian cluster beacon down in the noise. M is popping up out of the noise

6626.3 Rainy is fair but readable
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 06, 2015, 1521 UTC
strong "A" in CW on 2097.300 kHz at 05:30 PST and it faded out pretty quickly by 06:00 PST
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 07, 2015, 1351 UTC
I try to be thorough and check as many frequencies as possible but some mornings I don't have much time. I usually check the 2097 "A" beacon first but nothing at 06:30 PST. As I trolled through the list of Russian cluster beacons I cought a weak but good "K" on 7039.3 KHz

Jim
Orange County, CA
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 10, 2015, 1603 UTC
06:45 PST

10,872.3 Russian cluster beacon down in the noise. K is weak but readable

Jim
Orange County, CA
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 11, 2015, 1323 UTC
06:00 local 8/11/15

2097.300 "A" beacon

Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 13, 2015, 1350 UTC
06:45. PST

A Russian beacon morning.....

Letter F on 7509.2 KHz

 "K" on 7039.3 KHz

Jim
Orange County, CA
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: jFarley on August 13, 2015, 1826 UTC
Jim;

These posts are greatly appreciated, and I am looking forward to going after these a bit more seriously when the season rolls around!
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 14, 2015, 0248 UTC
Wow! That is very nice of you. I wanted to share what is possible even in an urban environment. Different beacons can be heard at different times of year  and times of day so check all of the known beacons and you may be pleasently surprised. Ever since I first heard the Russian beacons I've been more patient and willing to search a while longer.

Regards,

Jim
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 14, 2015, 1320 UTC
06:00 PST

A on 2097.3 KHz. Weak but readable
K on 7039.3 KHz  very strong from Mother Russia's Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky area
F on 7509.2 KHz  good signal from Mother Russia's Vladivostok area

Jim
Orange County, CA
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Token on August 14, 2015, 1931 UTC
Guess "A on 2097.3 KHz" must be in "Cal-ee-fawnia"

It is reported to be in AZ, not CA.

T!
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 14, 2015, 2143 UTC
Guess "A on 2097.3 KHz" must be in "Cal-ee-fawnia"

It is reported to be in AZ, not CA.

T!

I'd love to know what sort of antenna they have for that beacon!
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 20, 2015, 1313 UTC

06:10 PST

A on 2097.310 KHz is very strong
K on 7039.3 KHz is weak and barely readable
F on 7509.2 KHz is readable with fading

Jim
Orange County, CA
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 21, 2015, 1355 UTC
06:45 PST

7509.2 Russian letter "F" beacon

5153.7 is listed freq for the Russian/Ukraine letter "D" but I had to tune lower and it almost sounded like D with an E

Maybe someone in Europe can listen?

Jim
Orange County, CA
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 25, 2015, 1405 UTC


06:50 PST


K on 7039.3 KHz is weak and barely readable
M on 7039.4 KHz is weak and barely readable
F on 7509.2 KHz is weak but readable with fading
F on 8495.2 KHz is weak but readable with fading

Jim
Orange County, CA
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 26, 2015, 1223 UTC
Woke up extra early today and ran the radio while reading a novel

04:20 PST

2097.300 KHz. Letter A
7039.300 KHz  Letter K

05:10 ST

Windy! It was 300 Hz low from the listed frequency at 4102.000KHz and very weak. Probably why I missed it so many other times. The PX3 display alerted me visually but a little tuning around would have easily found it. The curse of running narrow receive bandwidths means The possibility of missing hearing off-frequency beacons.

Jim
Orange County, Calif.
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 30, 2015, 1742 UTC

10:40 PST

Rainy on 6626.3 KHZ  weak but readable
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 31, 2015, 1309 UTC
06:00 PST

Must be cooling in Arizona. The "A" beacon shifted up 5 Hertz from the past readings

2097.305 KHz. Letter A in CW

Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 31, 2015, 1320 UTC
7039.300 KHz "K" beacon with heavy fading
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on September 04, 2015, 1336 UTC
7509.2 KHz. Letter beacon F
2097.3 KHz  Letter beacon A
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on September 04, 2015, 1338 UTC
I had a very faint signal from A this morning, not nearly as strong as earlier in the week.
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on September 06, 2015, 1641 UTC
Slept late..... :-)

09:30 AM PST

Rainy on 6626.3 KHz with a decent signal
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on September 06, 2015, 1648 UTC
Slept late..... :-)

09:30 AM PST

Rainy on 6626.3 KHz with a decent signal

09:45 PST

Hexie2K on 6700.5 KHz with mild fading

Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on September 08, 2015, 1113 UTC
A was very weak this morning on 2097 around 1015z. Nothing else heard.
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on September 14, 2015, 1305 UTC
starting at 05:30 PST

"A" beacon on 2097.305 KHz very strong with minimal fading
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: SV1XV on October 17, 2015, 0724 UTC
http://sv1xv.blogspot.gr/2015/10/dasher-beacon-on-7010-khz.html (http://sv1xv.blogspot.gr/2015/10/dasher-beacon-on-7010-khz.html)

A dasher appears just above 7010 kHz, audible when there is no other CW ham traffic.
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on October 17, 2015, 1515 UTC
Rainy coming in fair with some deep fades
6626.3 khz
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on October 18, 2015, 1746 UTC
6700.5. hexie2K fair signal no fading

6626.3 rainy weak and fading
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on October 25, 2015, 1823 UTC
Had to get up at 5am PST today and the A beacon on 2097.3 KHz was really strong. Right now at 11:20am PST Hexie2K is fair and steady on 6700.5 KHz

Jim
Orange County, CA
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on October 26, 2015, 1255 UTC
Another early morning starting my listening about 05:30 PST

7039.3 KHz. Great copy on Russian letter "K" at Petropavlosk-Kamchatsky
2097.3 KHz "A" beacon clear and 10dB above the noise floor

Jim
Orange County, CA

Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: jFarley on October 26, 2015, 1311 UTC
@1310z, too late for A here, but K is very audible here.
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on October 26, 2015, 1331 UTC
@1310z, too late for A here, but K is very audible here.

Nice! Good data point.
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on October 27, 2015, 1327 UTC
start at 06:10 PST

7039.3 KHz. Fair signal with deep fades for Russian letter "K" at Petropavlosk-Kamchatsky
2097.3 KHz "A" beacon clear and 20dB above the noise floor on my PX3 display
8495.4 KHZ "M" beacon weak but readable from Magadn, Russia

Jim
Orange County, CA
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on October 27, 2015, 1626 UTC


6626.3 KHz Rainy coming in fair starting about 09:00 PST

The Russian beacons have faded out

Jim
Orange County, CA
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on October 27, 2015, 1735 UTC
couple of observations

Rainy appears to have drifted upward. I took a look on the PX3 display and centered the little frequency "sweeps" at 6626.400 KHz

6700.5 KHz with Hexie2K coming up out of the noise

Jim
Orange County, CA
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on November 03, 2015, 1541 UTC
Have to admit I got excited because I can just hear the Inyo Whooper rising above the noise on 4097.25 KHz
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on November 03, 2015, 1555 UTC
Not only could I not hear any of the 4 MHz beacons (for what, a year now?) even A on 2097 was barely audible.
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on November 03, 2015, 1730 UTC
Not only could I not hear any of the 4 MHz beacons (for what, a year now?) even A on 2097 was barely audible.

Yeah but I keep trying. I put them all in memory and just go through them all and like today I was rewarded with a brief opening of the Whooper!

Hexie2K is now audible on 6700.5 KHz, weak but little fading

Jim
Orange County, CA

Elecraft KX3 & PX3
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on November 05, 2015, 1451 UTC

start at 06:15 PST

7039.3 KHz. Weak signal for Russian letter "K" at Petropavlosk-Kamchatsky
2097.3 KHz "A" beacon was good early on but faded out
4096.24 sounds like Hexie but weak


Jim
Orange County, CA
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on November 06, 2015, 1412 UTC

2097.3 KHz "A" beacon 10dB above the noise floor with periodic fading

Jim
Orange County, CA
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on November 07, 2015, 1502 UTC
At 06:30 T was pretty strong but has weakened quite a bit by 07:00 PST. It is also low in frequency at 7039.260 KHz so it is likely a hobbyist beacon

No other beacons audible at the moment

Jim
Orange County, CA
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on November 11, 2015, 1641 UTC
A late start this morning...

weak but readable, got the Inyo Whooper on 4097.25

Rainy on 6626.3
Hexie2K on 6700.4  a bit low
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on November 11, 2015, 1831 UTC
I heard A on 2097 this morning. It's been there the last few mornings. Still nothing on 4 MHz. Very strange.
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on November 12, 2015, 1423 UTC
I heard A on 2097 this morning. It's been there the last few mornings. Still nothing on 4 MHz. Very strange.

I've had to try checking off frequency a bit or my narrow filter settings exclude hearing some of these beacons. That is where my visual displays of spectrum and waterfall have helped. Also checking at all times of day rather than traditional windows has sometimes helped me.
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on November 12, 2015, 1431 UTC
I started listening around 05:30 PST and just around 06:10 I started to hear the "A" beacon on 2097.310 KHz come up out of the noise.
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on November 12, 2015, 1449 UTC
Surprisingly, I did not have A this morning. I tried for T on 7039 and didn't hear it either, but since A is usually a regular here, I took the lack of it as a sign of poor conditions.
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on November 14, 2015, 1620 UTC


weak but readable, deep fades, Inyo Whooper on 4097.25

Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on November 14, 2015, 1721 UTC
Hexie2K on 6700.493 KHz. Fair signal for about an hour with very mild fading

Jim
Orange County, CA
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on November 14, 2015, 1750 UTC
Now hearing Rainy on 6626.3KHz
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on November 15, 2015, 1341 UTC
2097.3 KHz. "A" beacon 20dB above noise at peaks and 10dB fades

7509.2 KHz. Russian "F"beacon. Very weak

Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on November 15, 2015, 1653 UTC
Went for a morning run and am checking signals again

6700.44khz Hexie2K with some deep fades

Jim
orange County, CA

Using the KX3 & PX3
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on November 16, 2015, 1428 UTC
Clear, cold and windy today.

Pretty sure that I am hearing Windy on 4079.560 KHz but the leading morse code characters sound funny: bad keying or some sort of distortion. Very weak

"A" beacon is strong on 2097.310KHz

Possibly hearing Kelsie on 4096.36 KHz

Jim
Orange County, CA
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on November 17, 2015, 1702 UTC

Hexie2K on 6700.406KHz. Fair signal with mild fading. Low in frequency with this cold weather

Jim
Orange County, CA
Title: Re: Morning log
Post by: Teotwaki on November 17, 2015, 1837 UTC
If I am reading my PX3's display correctly, Hexie2K has drifted up today to 6626.510KHz. The unknown ditter might be underneath it

Jim
Orange County, CA
Title: Re: My Morning Log
Post by: Teotwaki on November 18, 2015, 1220 UTC
2097.310 KHz. "A" beacon 25dB above noise floor at peaks and occaisional fades to the noise floor

4080.001 KHz. Something weak with a waterfall pattern that looks like Morse but the audio is not so distinct. I am unsure if this is the TMP beacon or just something random

7509.2 KHz Russian letter beacon F weak but readable

Jim
Orange County, CA

Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on November 18, 2015, 1345 UTC
4080.001 KHz   TMP Beacon. Despite the bad keying I have been watching the waterfall display lay out the Morse code and am certain this is the TMP beacon 400HZ higher than listed
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on November 19, 2015, 1401 UTC
2097.310 KHz letter A beacon
4096.365 KHz  Hexie
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on November 20, 2015, 1438 UTC

2097.310 KHz letter A beacon about 10dB above the noise floor
4096.365 KHz  Hexie faint with rapid fading
7039.300 KHz Russian beacon K
7509.200 KHz Russian beacon F
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on November 21, 2015, 1821 UTC
I ran a quick check at 05:30 PST and found nothing. Now back home and clearly hearing Rainy which is high in frequency at 6626.450 KHz and pretty strong with some fades

Hexie2k is right on 6700.500 running 10 to 15 db above the noise floor with some fast, deep fades
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on November 22, 2015, 1227 UTC
04:00 PST

2097.310 KHz  letter "A" with light fading, peaks at 20dB above the noise floor

7509.200 KHz  Russian letter "F" weak but readable

Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on November 22, 2015, 1703 UTC
Hexie peeking above the noise on 4096.265 KHz then fading out

Rainy is coming up, may be low in frequency? 6626.2 KHz. Wish I had better reception to map out frequency vs. temperature over the year

Above the center frequency of Rainy I see four almost evenly spaced signals. 6626.44 ,  .52 , .63 and .71 that I guess could be called buzzers? There is fading and the noise floor is coming up so a little hard to tune the correct centers

Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on November 22, 2015, 1732 UTC
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/579/23214636985_3c10901ff8_m.jpg)

about the middle of the left half you can see the horizontal traces of Rainy. To the right you can see at least three of the unknown signals. Could just be local computer junk for all I know  ;D
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on November 22, 2015, 1739 UTC
here is a good shot of Hexie2K
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/732/22919096160_8212ab7501_m.jpg)
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on November 29, 2015, 1616 UTC
switched on the KX3/PX3 at 8 AM PST and found the Inyo Whooper on 4097.250 KHz periodically coming above the noise



Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 01, 2015, 1610 UTC
4 AM PST

Letter Beacon "A" on 2097.31 KHz

8 AM PST

Inyo Whooper on 4097.250 KHz periodically coming above the noise




Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 02, 2015, 1432 UTC
2097.310 KHz. "A"  good with mild fading

7039.300 KHz.  Russian "K" beacon with a decent signal
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 04, 2015, 1327 UTC
2097.310KHz  "A" beacon with 20dB Peaks and slow fades to almost inaudible signal strength

Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 05, 2015, 1329 UTC

2097.310KHz  "A" beacon very weak
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 05, 2015, 2013 UTC
6626.45 KHz. Rainy is pretty strong. Easier to figure out where the center frequency has drifted to

6700.500 KHz. hexie2K is very stong
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 09, 2015, 1442 UTC
High noise floor across the bands this morning

2097.310KHz  "A" beacon

Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 11, 2015, 1441 UTC

2097.310KHz  "A" beacon
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 12, 2015, 1358 UTC
2097.310KHz  "A" beacon  varying 10 - 25 dB above the noise floor


Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: sat_dxer on December 12, 2015, 1945 UTC
16331.9    "S"    Severomorsk? from 1945z 12 Dec 2015
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 13, 2015, 1652 UTC
16331.9    "S"    Severomorsk? from 1945z 12 Dec 2015

1945Z would be an evening beacon?

I log that time frame separately here: http://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,17166.0.html

afternoon here: http://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,18140.0.html
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 13, 2015, 1654 UTC
6626.3KHz on wide bandwidth I hear both Rainy and the unknown ditter
6700.5 KHz a very weak Hexie2K
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: sat_dxer on December 13, 2015, 2230 UTC



then again "S" is a "C" in Russian Morse  ;D
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 14, 2015, 1509 UTC
7039.300 KHz Russian Beacon K, weak and heavy fading
Title: IZ3DVW on 3576.5
Post by: SV1XV on December 15, 2015, 0225 UTC
(http://cdn.ipernity.com/200/79/82/40597982.f376f50c.240.jpg) (http://www.ipernity.com/doc/777361/40597982)
20151215-0217-IZ3DVW-0008 (http://www.ipernity.com/doc/777361/40597982) par SV1XV (http://www.ipernity.com/home/777361), on ipernity

A weak signal from low power beacon "IZ3DVW/BEACON" on 3576.5 kHz CW, at 04:21 local time (02:21 UTC).
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 24, 2015, 1526 UTC
Generally terrible conditions lately especially since the cloudy weather prevents a number of the California beacons from operating off of solar power. During the rainstorms I basically caught no signals except maybe "A" late at night

Briefly heard "A" on 2097.310 KHz, very weak. Maybe the clear weather will allow some beacons to charge up and transmit today. Will keep listening
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 25, 2015, 1756 UTC
6700.380  Hexie2K is getting stronger but goes through quick, deep fades. Frequency is low again so must be cold at the transmitter
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 26, 2015, 1846 UTC

6700.400  Hexie2K i

I've been watching it for a couple of hours and it has been going up in frequency, a bit over 100 Hz of change so maybe the old lava rocks surrounding it are warming up in the sun?   ;D

(http://www.auroralchorus.com/13march2003_rainy_6626khz.jpg)

http://www.auroralchorus.com/4096khz1.htm
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 27, 2015, 1953 UTC
I saw the movie and am finally reading the book "The Martian". As I am reading I've had Hexie2K chirping in the background. Reminds me of Sputnik or some other lost mechanical marvel pulsing out tiny bursts of radio frequency to anyone who cares. Reading is also a good time to sit on a silent frequency to see what pops up after a long absence.

6700.411 KHz Hexie2K with very mild fading

6626.429 KHz Rainy (is always a challenge to guess at what the center frequency is)
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 30, 2015, 1725 UTC
cold temps are shifting beacons lower

6700.350 KHz Hexie2K weak signal just coming up out of the low noise floor, about -110 dB on my PX3's display.

6626.300-ish KHz  Rainy is barely in there but so weak I cannot see anything on the spectrum or waterfall display. Judging from the sound when I tune I think that it is lower than what I listed
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 02, 2016, 1720 UTC
Hello 2016!

6700.370  Hexie2K well below 6700.500 again, weak signal with fading this morning

6626.300  Rainy is there but fairly weak
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 03, 2016, 1904 UTC


6700.460 KHz  Hexie2K  weak signal but fairly steady
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 04, 2016, 1452 UTC
Interesting propagation today

8494.800 KHz Russian letter beacon P at Kaliningrad, good signal

8495.200 KHz  Russian letter beacon F at Vladivostok, weak and heavy fading

2097.310 KHz  letter beacon A with fading
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: sat_dxer on January 04, 2016, 1712 UTC

Just checked here:
8494.9    "S"    Severomorsk? from 1705z 4 Jan 2016
8494.8    "P"    Kaliningrad? also from 1705z 4 Jan 2016
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 05, 2016, 1436 UTC

8494.800 KHz Russian letter beacon P at Kaliningrad, good signal

2097.300 KHz  letter beacon A with fading but peaks about 15dB above noise, 10hz lower than yesterday
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 06, 2016, 1438 UTC
8495.200 KHz Russian letter beacon F sometimes 20 dB above the noise with fast fading

8495.300 KHz Russian letter beacon K, very weak signal

8494.800 KHz Russian letter beacon P , weak signal but steady

2097.290 KHz  letter beacon A with slight fading but peaks about 20dB above noise, 10hz lower in frequency than yesterday morning
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 07, 2016, 1528 UTC
noise floor at 8MHz is about 10dB lower so I am seeing some really weak Russian beacons

8495.200 KHz Russian letter beacon F, weak signal

8495.400 KHz Russian letter beacon M, very weak signal

8494.800 KHz Russian letter beacon P , weak signal
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: sat_dxer on January 07, 2016, 1630 UTC
8495.3    "K"    Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky? from 1625z 7 Jan 2016
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 09, 2016, 1613 UTC
Slim pickings this morning since I woke up late. :)

8495.200 KHz  Russian letter beacon F just barely squeaking in above the noise floor
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 10, 2016, 1407 UTC

8495.000KHz Russian letter beacon C

2097.300 KHz  letter beacon A

Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: sat_dxer on January 10, 2016, 1621 UTC
8494.8    "P"    Kaliningrad? from 1605z 10 Jan 2016
8495.2    "F"    Vladivostok? also from 1605z 10 Jan 2016
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 11, 2016, 1410 UTC
Monday morning, 06:05 PST Jan 11
8494.800 KHz Russian letter beacon  P very strong
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 12, 2016, 1457 UTC

8494.800 KHz Russian letter beacon  P is peaking 20 Db above the noise floor!
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 12, 2016, 1543 UTC

8495.200 KHz  Russian letter beacon F with fading but staying above the noise floor
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 13, 2016, 1354 UTC


8495.300 KHz Russian letter beacon k. Briefly came in then faded out

8494.800 KHz Russian letter beacon P is a good 10 dB above the noise

2097.300 KHz  letter beacon A mild fading with peaks about 10dB above the noise

Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 14, 2016, 1421 UTC
8494.800 KHz Russian letter beacon P is a good 10 dB above the noise

2097.300 KHz  letter beacon A very strong with peaks 20dB above the noise
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 16, 2016, 1555 UTC
8494.800 KHz Russian letter beacon P

Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 16, 2016, 1655 UTC

6626.3KHz  I hear Rainy fading in and out
6626.4KHz  I hear the unknown ditter

Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 20, 2016, 1505 UTC
cloudy and raining today and not much to receive at the moment

8495.200 KHz Russian letter beacon F

Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 21, 2016, 1423 UTC


2097.305 KHz  letter beacon A     Mild fading with peaks 10 dB to 15 dB above the noise floor
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 22, 2016, 1413 UTC

2097.300 KHz  letter beacon A     Good signal peaks of 20 dB above the noise floor

Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 23, 2016, 1844 UTC
6700.500 KHz  Hexie2K a little weak with mild fading
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 31, 2016, 1537 UTC
I tuned in 8494.8 this morning and instead of the letter "P" it sounds more like an "M". I checked on both of my receivers and also the remote Mojave receiver and still sounds more like a fast M rather than just the two dashes of a P but who knows.
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 31, 2016, 1621 UTC
I tuned in 8494.8 this morning and instead of the letter "P" it sounds more like an "M". I checked on both of my receivers and also the remote Mojave receiver and still sounds more like a fast M rather than just the two dashes of a P but who knows.

Am listening on a remote receiver in Hong Kong and this is definitely a letter M
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 31, 2016, 1818 UTC
6626.300 KHz Rainy coming in weak
6700.500 KHz Hexie2K coming in weak with quick fades

Weather is windy and rainy today so it may affect the beacons that need solar power
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 02, 2016, 1455 UTC
Morning temps here in Orange County briefly dropped to freezing so I imagine the rest of the southwest followed suit with low temps.

2097.285 KHz  "A" beacon weak, steady and low in frequency
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 03, 2016, 1457 UTC

Morning temps low again

2097.285 KHz  "A" beacon weak and low in frequency about 30 Hz compared to when temps are in the 60's
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 04, 2016, 1443 UTC


Morning temps low 40's locally

2097.290 KHz  "A" beacon strong signal and low in frequency about 25 Hz

7509.200 KHz  Russian CW "F" beacon poking above the noise once in a while, can see it in the waterfall display but mostly not much audio
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 05, 2016, 1504 UTC
Morning temps mid 40's locally

2097.295 KHz  "A" beacon low in frequency about 20 Hz
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 06, 2016, 1344 UTC

Morning temps 50 degrees locally

2097.300KHz  "A" beacon low in frequency about 15 Hz and peaking at times 20 dB above local noise floor
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 06, 2016, 1941 UTC
6700.500 KHz Hexie2K. Weak but readable
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 07, 2016, 1751 UTC
6700.500 KHz Hexie2K. Pretty weak with fading too
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 09, 2016, 1545 UTC


Morning temp at 54 degrees locally and nearby Mojave Deserts are 14 to 17 degrees cooler.

2097.300KHz  "A" beacon is on frequency where I usually receive it and peaking in strength at times 10 dB above local noise floor

7509.200 KHz. russian letter beacon F weak but readable
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 10, 2016, 1352 UTC
Morning temp at 67 degrees local and nearby Mojave Deserts are 14 to 17 degrees cooler.

2097.300KHz  "A" beacon is on frequency and peaking in strength at times 20 dB above local noise floor with mild fading

7509.200 KHz. Russian letter beacon F weak but readable with fading
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 15, 2016, 1450 UTC
Local temp at 58 degrees. Much lower noise floor today, about -110 to -120 dBm. I suspect one of the neighbor's solar panel direct to grid AC converters

2097.310 KHz   Only 10 dB above noise floor, may not have heard it on other days
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 16, 2016, 1425 UTC
Local temp at 55 degrees. Low noise floor about -110 to -120 dBm.

2097.310 KHz   letter A about 15-20 dB above noise floor and occasional fading
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 17, 2016, 1448 UTC
Things were looking pretty dead this morning then....

7509.200 KHz Russian beacon F with weak signal and rapid fading

Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 19, 2016, 1511 UTC
7039.300 KHz Russian CW beacon K with rapid fades, signal peaks 20 dB above the noise floor

7509.200 KHz Russian CW beacon F weak but readable just before the noise floor jumped up 20 dB

Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 19, 2016, 1601 UTC
6626.3  KHz  beacon Rainy fading in and out
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 20, 2016, 1353 UTC

2097.311 KHz CW beacon A

7039.300 KHz Russian CW beacon K

7509.200 KHz Russian CW beacon F
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 20, 2016, 1823 UTC
Just got back home to spin the dial again....

6700.527 KHz  Hexie2K just climbing up out of the noise floor (-120 dBm on the PX3's display) with deep fades
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 20, 2016, 1909 UTC
Am hearing Rainy now, seems to be quite high in frequency

6626.500 KHz pirate beacon Rainy, decent signal strength

EDIT for incorrect freq.
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 21, 2016, 1742 UTC

6626.500 KHz pirate beacon Rainy, decent signal strength

6700.535 KHz  Hexie2K
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 26, 2016, 1725 UTC

6700.525 KHz  Hexie2K
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 26, 2016, 1807 UTC
6626.400 KHz  starting to hear both Rainy and the unknown ditter, faint and fading deeply. Too weak to try to determine the center frequencies of each on my PX3's display
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 27, 2016, 1820 UTC
6700.545 KHz  Hexie2K readable but heavy fading
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 27, 2016, 1828 UTC
6626.400 KHz  Again hear both Rainy and the unknown ditter with slow but slightly different fading on both. When the signal comes up a little it seems as if Rainy is centered about 6626.450 KHz and the ditter is 6626.440 KHz
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 29, 2016, 1701 UTC
6700.510 KHz Hexie2K, weak with fading

Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 01, 2016, 1458 UTC
2097.300 KHz CW beacon A weak but readable
7509.200 KHz Russian CW beacon F very weak

Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 02, 2016, 1453 UTC
4096.360 KHz Hexie!!! Weak but can hear it
7509.200 KHz Russian CW beacon F can hear it but very weak

Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 03, 2016, 1511 UTC

7509.200 KHz Russian CW beacon F very weak
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 06, 2016, 1922 UTC
6700.520 KHz Hexie2K  coming in fair with a little fading
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 07, 2016, 1452 UTC

7509.200 KHz Russian CW beacon F very weak

Local thunder and lightning so going to disconnect the antenna for the day.
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 09, 2016, 1504 UTC
7039.300 KHz  Russian beacon K is clear and strong this morning
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 09, 2016, 1525 UTC
4097.210 KHz the Inyo Whooper! Faint but great to hear again. :)

4096.368 KHz  Hexie coming in weak but steady

Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 09, 2016, 1533 UTC
Dang..... The beacons are piling in faster than I can recall. Nothing like a clear and sunny day to light up the solar panels.

6626.300 KHz  Rainy has popped up with a little fading but a good signal
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 09, 2016, 1621 UTC
6700.440 KHz  Hexie2K peaking about 10 dB above the noise floor
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 10, 2016, 1448 UTC

7039.300 KHz  Russian beacon K is peaking up to 20 dB

10872.200 KHz Russian beacon F very weak

10872.300  KHz Russian beacon K peaking about 10 dB

4096.353 KHz Hexie about 15 dB above the noise

4097.175 KHz Inyo Whooper is very weak
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 11, 2016, 1407 UTC
7039.300 KHz  Russian beacon K is peaking up to 20 dB above the noise
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 12, 2016, 1757 UTC
6700.505 KHz   Hexie2K with long deep fades
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 13, 2016, 1532 UTC
7039.300 KHz  Russian beacon K

10872.300  KHz Russian beacon K

7509.2 KHz Russian beacon F

6626.3 KHz  Rainy

4095,867 KHz Viking

4096.367 KHz Hexie

4097.175 KHz Inyo Whooper
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 13, 2016, 1822 UTC
6700.527 KHz  Hexie2K with slow deep fades and peaks about 10 dB above the noise
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 13, 2016, 1946 UTC
The Viking beacon may be drifting a lot. I am seeing the 3 second dash up at 4096.131 KHz where previously in my logs it was at 4095.9-ish
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 14, 2016, 1337 UTC
2097.310 KHz  CW beacon A

7039.300 KHz Russian cluster beacon K

7509.200 KHz  Russian cluster beacon F
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 15, 2016, 1338 UTC
2097.310 KHz  CW beacon A

7039.300 KHz Russian cluster beacon K
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 16, 2016, 1412 UTC
2097.310 KHz  CW beacon A weak but readable

4096.345 KHz  Hexie about 10 dB above the noise

7039.300 KHz Russian cluster beacon K very strong

7509.200 KHz  Russian cluster beacon F fairly weak
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 17, 2016, 1342 UTC
2097.310 KHz  CW beacon A weak about 20 dB peaks with mild fading

4096.345 KHz  Hexie very weak signal

7509.200 KHz  Russian cluster beacon F weak but readable
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 17, 2016, 1354 UTC
4079.552 KHz  TMP beacon? Very weak
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 18, 2016, 1355 UTC
2097.310 KHz CW beacon A
4079.550 KHz TMP beacon?
4096.357 KHz Hexie
7039.300 KHz  Russian beacon K
7509.200 KHz  Russian beacon F
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 19, 2016, 1257 UTC
2097.310 KHz CW beacon A
4079.550 KHz TMP beacon. Something odd with a sort of data/noise burst at 4079.470 then Morse at 4079.550
4096.363 KHz Hexie
7039.300 KHz  Russian beacon K
7509.200 KHz  Russian beacon F
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 20, 2016, 1545 UTC

4096.364 KHz Hexie
4097.250 KHz  Inyo Whooper! Strong
6626.400 Rainy
7039.330 KHz slow dasher. Might just be some ham screwing around. Deep fades
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 20, 2016, 1759 UTC
Been watching the Viking beacon drift up in frequency as the day warms up

4095.955  9:10 am
4095.978. 9:20 am
4095.966  9:35 am
4096.040  9:50 am
4096.085  10:10 am
4096.100 10:30 am
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 21, 2016, 1358 UTC
4096.360 KHz  Hexie peeking above the noise
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 24, 2016, 1342 UTC
7509.200 KHz  Russian CW beacon F weak but readable
7039.300 KHz  Russian CW beacon K with a fair signal
2097.310  KHz letter beacon A about 20 dB peaks above the noise floor
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 24, 2016, 1704 UTC
Just starting to hear Hexie2K on 6700.5 KHz
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 26, 2016, 1351 UTC
2097.310 KHz letter A beacon
4095.904 KHz  Viking
4096.345 KHz  Hexie
4106.733 KHz  slow CW?
7263.274 KHz  Slow CW? Synchronized with 4106?
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 26, 2016, 1814 UTC
6700.520 KHz Hexie2K
6626.470 KHz  Rainy
4106.733 KHz  slow CW?
4096.365 KHz  Hexie, very weak
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 29, 2016, 1331 UTC

2097.310 KHz  CW beacon A weak but readable with fading

4096.378 KHz  Hexie very weak

7509.200 KHz  Russian cluster beacon F barely readable
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 31, 2016, 1333 UTC
2097.305 KHz  CW beacon A weak but readable
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 31, 2016, 1345 UTC
Roughly at dawn I started to hear

4095.865 KHz Viking  very weak

4096.377 KHz Hexie  weak but readable
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 31, 2016, 1747 UTC
6626.4  KHz  Rainy popping up briefly, strong but quickly faded.
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 05, 2016, 1343 UTC
2097.312 KHz CW beacon A
7039.300 KHz  Russian letter beacon K very strong, mild fades
7509.200 KHz  Russian letter beacon F, very weak
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 05, 2016, 1604 UTC
6700.485 KHz Hexie2K coming up out of the noise
6626.430 KHz both Rainy and unknown fast ditter
4095.969 KHz Viking 3 second dash

Working from home today so I hope to catch a few more signals  when possible ;D
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 06, 2016, 1355 UTC
2097.310 KHz CW beacon A, very weak
7509.200 KHz  Russian letter beacon F, very weak
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 07, 2016, 1400 UTC

2097.310 KHz CW beacon A, very weak
7509.200 KHz  Russian letter beacon F, Fair signal with mild fading
4096.366 KHz  Hexie with a fair signal
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 09, 2016, 1448 UTC
Late start today... Slept in for once. :)

7509.200 KHz  Russian letter beacon F, Weak signal with mild fading
4097.200 KHz Inyo Whooper, faint but clear
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 11, 2016, 1403 UTC
Different propagation conditions seem to be afoot for my location this morning

8495.300 KHz Russian letter beacon K

7509.200 KHz  Russian letter beacon F

Edit

10872.200 KHz  Russian letter beacon F

10872.300 KHz  Russian letter beacon K
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 12, 2016, 1335 UTC
7509.200 KHz  Russian letter beacon F

10872.300 KHz  Russian letter beacon K

Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 13, 2016, 1358 UTC
7039.300 KHz Russian letter beacon K really strong, peaking 20 dB above the noise
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 18, 2016, 1314 UTC
2097.310  KHz  CW beacon A with peaks about 25 dB above the noise floor
4095.900  KHz Viking, very weak
4096.365  KHz Hexie
7039.300 KHz Russian letter beacon K
7039.400 KHz something weak and fading showing up on waterfall
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: tesla on April 18, 2016, 1651 UTC
What your water fall can't tell you my ears can LOL  it is T being sent....on 7039.4
nice copy...1652Utc
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 19, 2016, 1333 UTC
2097.310  KHz  CW beacon A, getting weaker as the sun is rising
4095.900  KHz Viking, very weak
4096.365  KHz Hexie, decent signal
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 21, 2016, 1334 UTC
4095.900  KHz Viking, very weak
4096.365  KHz Hexie, weak but readable
7039.400 KHz Russian letter beacon M, good signal with some deep fades (definitely not the T beacon)

Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 22, 2016, 1250 UTC
2097.310 KHz  CW beacon A about 20 dB over the noise floor

Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 22, 2016, 1358 UTC
4096.365 KHz Hexie is now coming up out of the noise

The 2097 A beacon has faded out
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 23, 2016, 1354 UTC
7039.360 KHz  beacon T with mild fading, peaks about 10-15 dB above the noise
4096.360 KHz  Hexie with a readable signal
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 25, 2016, 1401 UTC
4096.360 KHz  Hexie with a weak signal
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 26, 2016, 1330 UTC
4095.885 KHz Viking, very weak, fading
4096.360 KHz Hexie, weak but readable
7039.400 KHz Russian letter beacon M, weak signal with some deep fades. Sounds distorted, now have some foreign language ham splattering audio and covering it up
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 01, 2016, 1737 UTC
4096.136 KHz Viking, found it fairly high in frequency generally very weak and occasionally pops up strong
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 02, 2016, 1341 UTC
4096.350 KHz Hexie weak but readable
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 03, 2016, 1328 UTC
4096.350 KHz Hexie Decent signal
7039.300 KHz Russian letter beacon K, very faint
7039.400 KHz Russian letter beacon M, weak but readable
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 07, 2016, 1347 UTC
Cloudy and rainy weather so we'll see how many of the solar powered beacons can squeak to life today!

4096.345 KHz Hexie, Good signal
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 07, 2016, 1536 UTC
4097.200 KHz  Inyo Whooper, decent signal with long fades.  When the signal is peaking I can see it pop up above the center frequency and then sweep down. Roughly +\- 10 Hertz
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 07, 2016, 1547 UTC
7039.360 KHz  T beacon is popping up, deep fades
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 08, 2016, 1528 UTC
4095.995 KHz  Viking with a strong signal, drifting up in frequency
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 10, 2016, 1354 UTC
4095.749 KHz  Viking with a fair signal
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 10, 2016, 1530 UTC
4095.977 KHz Viking drifting higher in frequency, weak but readable
4097.25   kHz Inyo Whooper very faint
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 13, 2016, 1403 UTC
first catch of the morning

4096.360 KHz  Hexie, very weak but still audible
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 13, 2016, 1510 UTC
Viking is coming up now. Started at 4095.880 KHz and has drifted up to 4095.925 KHz at this time
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 14, 2016, 1444 UTC
4096.360 KHz  Hexie, just barely audible
4095.895 KHz. Viking, slightly stronger than Hexie
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 15, 2016, 1518 UTC
6626.430 KHz Rainy with a fair signal
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 18, 2016, 1420 UTC
4096.360 KHz  Hexie, barely audible
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 19, 2016, 1330 UTC
7039.400 KHz  Russian beacon M, weak with fading
4096.365 KHz  Hexie about 10 dB above the noise
4095.890 KHz  Viking, barely audible
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 22, 2016, 1451 UTC
Getting up before dawn is too much trouble now but sometimes there is little to be heard so I'll park on one frequency for a while. Today it was the Inyo Whooper and just now it came up out of the noise for a minute. It sweeps from high to low so today the center was 4097.160 Khz with a signal that peaked 15 dB above the noise floor while it was there.makes me wonder if it needs new batteries and a better solar system.
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 23, 2016, 1337 UTC
7039.400 KHz  Russian letter beacon M, weak signal with fading
7509.200 KHz  Russian letter beacon F, very weak with fading
4097.160 KHz  Inyo Whooper, weak but readable
4096.360 KHz  Hexie, weak but readable
4095.915 KHz  Viking, weak but readable
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 25, 2016, 1348 UTC
4096.350 KHz  Hexie, good signal with deep fades
7039.400 KHz  Russian letter beacon M is popping up every 10 seconds or so
4097.160 KHz  Inyo Whooper faint but readable
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 30, 2016, 1509 UTC
4095.940 KHz  Viking weak but readable
4096.350 KHz  Hexie, faint with deep fades
4097.250 KHz  Inyo Whooper faint but readable. Had to camp on the frequency for a while.
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 31, 2016, 1415 UTC
7039.365 KHz  T beacon, fair signal, occasional fading
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on June 01, 2016, 1404 UTC
4097.25  KHz  Inyo Whooper, extremely faint with fading
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on June 02, 2016, 1416 UTC
4095.820 KHz  Viking, readable, a litlle bit of freq shift on key up
4096.350 KHz  Hexie, readable
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on June 04, 2016, 1327 UTC
7039.400 KHz  Russian Beacon M, very faint
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on June 07, 2016, 1326 UTC
4096.360 KHz  Hexie, weak
7039.400 KHz  Russian beacon M, weak
7509.200 KHz  Russian beacon F, weak
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on June 10, 2016, 1353 UTC
I've been camped on the listed Inyo Whooper frquency for a little while and just caught a few "whoops" as it started up pretty low in frequency. If the owner ever wants help with maintenance let me know.....

4097.100 KHz  Inyo Whooper, fair signal with either fading or maybe a low battery  ;D

Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on June 12, 2016, 1347 UTC
4096.360 KHz  Hexie, weak but readable
7039.400 KHz  Russian letter beacon M, very weak
7509.200 KHz  Russian letter beacon F, very weak
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on June 12, 2016, 1455 UTC

4095.910 KHz  Viking, weak but clear signal
4096.360 KHz Hexie, weak signal
4097.175 KHz  Inyo Whooper, fair signal with fading. I tune for the center of the frequency sweep as observed on my display.
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on June 13, 2016, 1400 UTC
4095.770 KHz  Viking, weak
4096.360 KHz Hexie, weak signal
4097.100 KHz  Inyo Whooper, fair signal. I think I heard it starting up with a few chirps, then the sweep tone.
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on June 14, 2016, 1247 UTC
2097.310 KHz  Letter beacon A, fading signal with peaks up to 20 dB over the noise
7039.300 KHz  Russian letter beacon K, 30 dB over the noise. Sounds distorted, looks distorted on my display
7039.400 KHz  Russian letter beacon M, weak
7509.200 KHz  Russian letter beacon F, weak
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on June 14, 2016, 1259 UTC
Shot of the Russian K beacon

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-aBNr9MunqPM/V1__Kqn6L0I/AAAAAAAADgE/9rm0AMbTULsOjlhCqcEaUmEwJVuUffRHACCo/s480/Russian_K_14June16.bmp)
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on June 17, 2016, 1331 UTC
4095.910 KHz  Viking, weak with fading
4096.260 KHz  Hexie, weak with fading
4096.360 KHz Haystack, weak
7039.360 KHz  T beacon, about 15 dB over the noise floor
7039.400 KHz  Russian letter beacon M, weak
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on June 18, 2016, 1419 UTC
4097.100 KHz  Inyo Whoope coming up in strength but low in frequency
4096.360 KHz  Haystack, fair
4095.830 KHz  Viking, good signal with a little frequency instability at key up
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on June 18, 2016, 1519 UTC
6626.350 KHz  Rainy, good signal with rapid fades
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on June 19, 2016, 1611 UTC
6700.530 KHz Hexie2K, great signal with rapid fades
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on June 20, 2016, 1339 UTC
2097.310 KHz  A beacon, very weak, faded out about 6:30AM PST
7039.400 KHz  Russian letter beacon M .  Very weak
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on June 21, 2016, 1327 UTC
7039.300 KHz  Russian letter beacon K at 30 dB over the noise floor and distorted
7039.400 KHz  Russian letter beacon M very weak
2097.300 KHz  letter beacon A, very weak
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on June 21, 2016, 1337 UTC
4096.360 KHz  Haystack, weak
4095.880 KHz  Viking, weak
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on June 22, 2016, 1257 UTC
7039.300 KHz  Russian letter beacon K again 30 dB over the noise floor and distorted
7039.400 KHz  Russian letter beacon M very weak, heavily overshadowed by
2097.300 KHz  letter beacon A, very weak
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 02, 2016, 1048 UTC
2097.310 KHz. Beacon A is 20 dB over the noise
7039.300 KHz  Russian letter beacon K again 30 dB over the noise floor and distorted
7039.400 KHz  Russian letter beacon M about 20 dB over the noise, heavily overshadowed by K

Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 02, 2016, 1552 UTC
7039.300 KHz  Russian letter beacon K, weak but readable
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 04, 2016, 1618 UTC
7039.300 KHz  Russian letter beacon K, very weak
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 04, 2016, 1727 UTC
7039.360 KHz  T beacon came up for a little while and faded out
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 14, 2016, 1351 UTC

7039.300 KHz  Russian letter beacon K, fading from 20 to 10 dB above the noise. Still sounds distorted.
7039.400 KHz  Russian letter beacon M, barely readable
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 15, 2016, 1329 UTC
7039.360 KHz  T beacon, weak with slow fades
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 15, 2016, 1334 UTC
4096.360 KHz  Haystack, weak but readable
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: tesla on July 15, 2016, 1617 UTC
 July 15,
K and T at 1320 utc....about the same strength both weak
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 16, 2016, 1252 UTC
Woke up a little early to beat the sunrise and the noise from rooftop solar systems

2097.310 KHz  A beacon, weak but readable

Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 16, 2016, 1353 UTC
4095.875 KHz  Viking, weak, slightly unstable in first second of key up
4096.260 KHz  Hexie, weak
4096.360 KHz Haystack, weak
7039.345 KHz  T beacon? Weak
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 19, 2016, 1324 UTC
4094.200 KHz  unknown, very weak, waterfall pattern looks like dashes. Not the X beacon.
4096.360 KHz  Haystack, weak but readable
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 20, 2016, 1248 UTC
2097.305 KHz  A beacon, Good signal with light fading


Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 20, 2016, 1258 UTC
A local noise source at 7 mhz suddenly shut off and I can hear weak signals. Maybe a street light switch?

7039.300 KHz  Russian letter beacon F, very weak but readable
7039.400 KHz  Russian letter beacon M, very weak but readable
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 20, 2016, 1319 UTC

7039.345 KHz  T beacon
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 21, 2016, 1355 UTC
7039.300 KHz  Russian letter beacon F, Barely readable and fading
7039.400 KHz  Russian letter beacon M, very weak
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 22, 2016, 1707 UTC
4095.315 KHz  unknown dasher, decent signal strength
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 22, 2016, 1728 UTC
6700.505 KHz  Hexie2K, 25dB over the noise floor with slow, deep fades
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 23, 2016, 1326 UTC
4096.360 KHz  Haystack, weak but readable
7039.300 KHz  Russian letter beacon F, weak but readable
7039.400 KHz  Russian letter beacon M, barely readable
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 27, 2016, 1332 UTC
7998.510 KHz  Hiker, fair with slow fades
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 27, 2016, 1341 UTC
4096.360 KHz  Haystack now audible
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 28, 2016, 1304 UTC

2097.305KHz. Beacon A was20 dB over the noise at 5am and is fading fast as dawn approaches


Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 30, 2016, 1243 UTC
2097.305 KHz  Beacon A with a fair signal and mild fading
7039.400 KHz  Russian letter M, very weak

Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 30, 2016, 1445 UTC
7039.350 KHz  T beacon, very faint
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 03, 2016, 1338 UTC
Just ran across this one right now

4095.320 KHz  slow dasher, approx 1sec on 2 sec off, about 15 dB above the noise.
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 03, 2016, 1348 UTC
another unknown

4094.200 KHz  slow dasher, approx 2 sec on 1sec off, about 5 dB above the noise.
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 03, 2016, 1438 UTC
4095.900 KHz  Viking, fair copy
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 04, 2016, 1352 UTC
4094.200 KHz  slow dasher, approx 2 sec on 1sec off, about 5 dB above the noise
4095.315 KHz  slow dasher, approx 1sec on 2 sec off, about 10dB above the noise
4095.885 KHz  Viking, weak
4096.360 KHz  Haystack, about 15 dB above the noise
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 05, 2016, 1334 UTC
4094.200 KHz  slow dasher, approx 2 sec on 1sec off, about 5 dB above the noise
4095.315 KHz  slow dasher, approx 1sec on 2 sec off, about 10dB above the noise

Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 06, 2016, 1306 UTC
7998.510 KHz  Hiker, very weak
7039.300 KHz  Russian letter beacon K, good signal with mild fading
2097.310 KHz  A beacon, weak
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 06, 2016, 1308 UTC

4094.187 KHz  slow dasher, approx 2 sec on 1sec off, about 5 dB above the noise
4095.305 KHz  slow dasher, approx 1sec on 2 sec off, about 10dB above the noise
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 07, 2016, 1533 UTC
4094.187 KHz  slow dasher, approx 2 sec on 1sec off, about 5 dB above the noise
4095.310 KHz  slow dasher, approx 1sec on 2 sec off, about 20 dB above the noise
4095.900 KHz  Viking weak with fading
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 07, 2016, 1845 UTC
6700.515 KHz  Hexie2k, weak, a late morning catch
6626.3     KHz  Rainy, barely readable with fading, unsure of exact center freq.
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 09, 2016, 1344 UTC
7039.400 KHz  Russian letter beacon M. Weak with fading.
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 17, 2016, 1328 UTC
7039.400 KHz  Russian letter beacon M. Weak signal
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on September 04, 2016, 1604 UTC
7039.355 KHz  T beacon, weak but readable. Long slow fades
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on September 07, 2016, 1818 UTC
6700.530 KHz  Hexie2K, fair signal with slow deep fades
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on September 13, 2016, 1400 UTC

7039.360 KHz  T beacon
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on September 23, 2016, 0952 UTC
2097.310 Khz  letter beacon "A" about 10 dB above the noise
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on September 25, 2016, 1654 UTC
6700.525 KHz  Hexie2K with a good signal and light, slow fades
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on September 30, 2016, 1234 UTC
2097.310 kHz  letter beacon "A", 15 dB above the noise floor, mild fading
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on September 30, 2016, 1432 UTC
4096.365 kHz  Haystack, weak but readable
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on October 05, 2016, 1347 UTC

4096.360 kHz  Haystack, present on waterfall display, barely readable
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on October 06, 2016, 1333 UTC
2097.315 KHz  letter beacon A, extremely weak
4096.350 KHz  Haystack, weak, low in freq?
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on October 07, 2016, 1443 UTC
4096.365 KHz  Haystack, fair signal with slow, deep fades
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on October 12, 2016, 1315 UTC
2097.310 KHz  letter beacon A, extremely weak, fading deeply
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on October 14, 2016, 1246 UTC
2097.310 KHz  letter beacon A, 20 dB over the noise then fading deeply once in a while
4095.89   KHz  Viking fading in and out
4096.370 KHz  Haystack about 10 dB above the noise
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on October 14, 2016, 1652 UTC
6700.525 KHz  Hexie2K, good signal with light fades
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on October 17, 2016, 1259 UTC
Heavy clouds and light rain this morning

2097.310 KHz  letter beacon A, 15 dB over the noise then fading deeply once in a while

7039.400 KHz  Russian letter beacon M, weak but readable. Not heard in a while!
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on November 01, 2016, 0008 UTC
late posting for the morning of 10-21-16

I was located near the hot springs of Saline Valley in Death Valley

4095.895 KHz  Viking, good signal and a coiple of days later I drove to its location
4096.087 KHz  Hexie? have to double check my notes
4096.375 KHz  Haystack

6626.2    KHZ  Rocky
6626.3    KHz  Rainy
6626.425 KHz  Ditter?
6700.540 KHz  Hexie2K


I also photographed the fighter jets that romped above us. Pix are here:

http://suntothenorth.blogspot.com/2016/10/2016-expedition-trailer-back-in-death.html

Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Token on November 01, 2016, 1119 UTC
Have you tried to hear Stumpy yet?  7000.65 kHz or so, varies slightly in freq over the day.  Very short dit every 22 seconds.  In the areas you were in it should have been pretty clear.

One of these times you come up to the high desert drop me a line before you do, maybe we can put a face to a name.

T!
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on November 03, 2016, 0650 UTC
I did not know about Stumpy and it looks as if the beacon list has been updated a lot since I printed a copy a while back.

Will definitely keep you in mind when I run out that way for another radio expedition.

Jim
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on November 24, 2016, 1827 UTC
3454.600 KHz  unknown. seems to be a pattern but I've not had the patience to examine it closely. Weak but readable here in Orange Co.
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on November 25, 2016, 1608 UTC
7998.510 KHz  Hiker, weak but readable
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on November 25, 2016, 1628 UTC
1982.990 KHz  BFL4  drift net beacon, sends ID in CW then a long dash, repeats two more times

from start of one sequence of three to start of next sequence of three is four minutes
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on November 29, 2016, 1428 UTC
1982.990 KHz  BLF4 drift net beacon, barely readable
2097.300 KHz  letter beacon A, varying from 10 to 30 dB over the noise
4096.390 KHz  Haystack, fair signal
7505.745 KHz  unknown slow dasher, weak
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 02, 2016, 1451 UTC
2097.295 KHz  letter beacon A, fair
4096.385 KHz  Haystack, fair signal
7039.300 KHz  Russian beacon K, faint
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 02, 2016, 1508 UTC
7998.510 KHz  Hiker with a signal 20 dB over the noise floor
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 06, 2016, 1540 UTC
7998.495 KHz  Hiker, fair signal with mild fading
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 07, 2016, 1359 UTC
2097.305 KHz  letter beacon A, strong
4096.385 KHz  Haystack, readable signal with fading
7039.300 KHz  Russian beacon K, very faint
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 08, 2016, 1524 UTC
4096.385 KHz  Haystack, weak signal

Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 08, 2016, 1826 UTC
4096.065 KHz  Viking, good signal
4096.396 KHz  Haystack, weak
6626.270 KHz  Rainy, good sig then rapid fades
6700.465 KHz  Hexie2K, good signal
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 09, 2016, 1442 UTC
2097.305 KHz  letter A, 10 dB above the noise
4096.375 KHz  Haystack, weak
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 10, 2016, 1438 UTC
2097.305 KHz  letter A, very weak
4096.380 KHz  Haystack, weak
7998.490 KHz  Hiker, very weak
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 12, 2016, 1455 UTC
2097.310 KHz  letter beacon A, weak
4096.370 KHz  Haystack, weak
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 12, 2016, 1502 UTC
1982.990 KHz  BFL4  drift net beacon! Fair sig, sends ID in CW then a long dash, repeats two more times
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 14, 2016, 1721 UTC
1982.990 KHz  BFL4  drift net beacon. Weak sig
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 14, 2016, 1833 UTC
6700.515 KHz  Hexie2K, good signal with deep fades
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 15, 2016, 1853 UTC
1982.995 KHz  BFL4  drift net beacon. Weak but clear sig
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 17, 2016, 1756 UTC

1982.990 KHz  BFL4  drift net beacon. Weak but clear sig

Clear weather today so I hope to hear some of the solar powered beacons out in the desert
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 18, 2016, 1658 UTC
1982.995 KHz  BFL4  drift net beacon. 15 dB above the noise
4096.395 KHz  Haystack, barely readable
7039.400 KHz Russian beacon M. Weak but readable


Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 18, 2016, 1728 UTC
6930.340 KHz  Unknown, irregular beeps, about 15 dB or more above the noise
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 19, 2016, 1500 UTC
1982.990 KHz  BLF4 drift net beacon, weak
2097.290 KHz  letter A, very weak and low in frequency, probably cold temps
7998.550 KHz  Hiker? very weak
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 20, 2016, 1404 UTC
2097.300 KHz  letter A, +20 dB over the noise

Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 21, 2016, 1514 UTC
Cloudy and rainy today but the noise level is down at the moment. The neighbors' rooftop solar systems are the worst noise generators so clouds are good.

1982.995 KHz  BLF4 drift net beacon, weak but clear. I hope to catch some other beacons of this type.
2097.310 KHz  letter A, weak but readable

Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 22, 2016, 1528 UTC
7998.500 KHz  Hiker,  fair signal then slow fade out then back

1982.990 KHz  BLF4 drift net beacon, weak but readable
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 27, 2016, 1820 UTC
Finally hearing Hexie2K, low in frequency

6700.420 KHz Hexie2K, good signal with slow, deep fades
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 28, 2016, 1419 UTC
2097.290 KHz  letter A, 15 dB over the noise


Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 28, 2016, 1505 UTC
7039.400 KHz Russian letter beacon M, fair but with quick fades
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 31, 2016, 1403 UTC
2097.295 KHz  Letter "A". About 15 dB over the noise floor
7998.317 KHz  Shorty!  Weak but readable with slow fades
7998.492 KHz  Hiker! Weak but readable with slow fades
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 31, 2016, 1417 UTC
7039.400 KHz  Russian letter beacon "M". Fading slowly in and out but very readable when in.
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 01, 2017, 1600 UTC
7039.400 KHz  Russian letter beacon "M". Fading slowly in and out but very readable when in.
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 03, 2017, 1427 UTC
2097.285 KHz  Letter beacon "A". Fair signal
7039.400 KHz  Russian letter beacon "M". Weak with fading
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 06, 2017, 1445 UTC
2097.290 KHz  Letter beacon "A". Fair signal, about +10 dB peak then a long fade
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 06, 2017, 1839 UTC
6700.410 KHz  Hexie2K low in frequency. Mostly a weak signal and occasionally pops way up in strength.
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 10, 2017, 1449 UTC
2097.300 KHz  Letter beacon "A". weak but readable
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 10, 2017, 1452 UTC
1982.990 KHz  BFL4  drift net beacon! Weak sig, not heard in quite a while
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 12, 2017, 1410 UTC
2097.300 KHz  Letter beacon "A". Good signal, abot 15 dB above the noise
4096.370 KHz  Haystack. Weak but readable
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 18, 2017, 1457 UTC
2097.290 KHz  Letter beacon "A". Weak, fading with sunrise
4096.380 KHz  Haystack? Weak but readable with some fading
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 24, 2017, 1326 UTC
2097.280 KHz  letter A, signal varies from barely above the noise to 15 dB over
4096.370 KHz  Haystack, weak with slow fades
7039.400 KHz  Russian letter beacon M. varies from 15 dB over to unreadable



Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 27, 2017, 1520 UTC
2097.280 KHz  letter A, mostly very weak, deep fades and once in a while a 15 dB peak
4096.375 KHz  Haystack, weak but few fades
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 01, 2017, 1337 UTC
1982.990 KHz  BFL4  drift net beacon! Weak but readable
2097.295 KHz  letter A, peaking 20+ dB over the noise, mild fades
7039.400 KHz Russian letter beacon M. Weak but readable

Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 09, 2017, 1420 UTC
2097.310 KHz  letter beacon A. Very weak
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 12, 2017, 1812 UTC
4096.095 KHz  Coxie. Fair signal with slow fades. I don't hear this one very often
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 14, 2017, 1333 UTC
1982.990 KHz  Drift net beacon BFL4. Weak but readable
2097.310 KHz  Letter beacon "A". Fair signal
4096.370 KHz  Haystack. Weak but readable.
7039.400 KHz  Russian letter beacon "M". Very weak with fading
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 19, 2017, 1549 UTC
7039.400 KHz  Russian letter beacon "M". Very weak with deep fading
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 19, 2017, 1905 UTC
6700.455 KHz  Hexie2K. Fair but fading in and out. Have not heard it in months
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 22, 2017, 1415 UTC
2097.310 KHz  Letter Beacon "A". Fair signal. Starting to fade with the dawn.
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 22, 2017, 1432 UTC
7039.390 KHz  Beacon "T". Weak with fast deep fades
7039.400 KHz  Russian letter beacon "M". Weak with fast deep fades
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 22, 2017, 1444 UTC
4096.375 KHz  Haystack. Good signal with slow fading
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 22, 2017, 1652 UTC
4095.985 KHz  Coxie? Fair signal
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 22, 2017, 1704 UTC
6700.440 KHz  Hexie2K just popped up really strong then faded back down to a weak but readable level
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 22, 2017, 1804 UTC
6700.440 KHz  Hexie2K just popped up really strong then faded back down to a weak but readable level

Hexie2k has rapidly drifted upwards to 6700.500 KHz
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 22, 2017, 1853 UTC
6700.980 KHz  unknown dasher. Noticed it while monitoring Hexie2K. Good signal
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 05, 2017, 1316 UTC
1982.990 KHz  Drift net beacon BFL4. Weak but readable
2097.310 KHz  Letter Beacon "A" with a +25 dB signal.
7039.400 KHz  Russian Letter beacon "M". Weak signal
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 06, 2017, 1501 UTC
7039.400 KHz  Russian Letter beacon "M". Weak but readable signal
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 06, 2017, 1510 UTC
4096.380 KHz  Haystack. Weak but readable
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 07, 2017, 1422 UTC
2097.290 KHz  letter A beacon, 25 Hz low during cold temps, weak but readable
4096.385 KHz  Haystack high in freq with cold temps. Fair signal.
7039.400 KHz Russian letter beacon M. Fair signal with some fading
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 08, 2017, 1332 UTC
2097.300 KHz  letter A beacon, 25 dB over the noise
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 08, 2017, 1349 UTC
4096.380 KHz  Haystack. Weak but readable with long, deep fades
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 08, 2017, 1425 UTC
7039.400 KHz  Russian letter beacon " M".  Weak with long fades
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 09, 2017, 0211 UTC
Forgot to enter this one. Was roughly at 06:3 PST and T caught me by surprise.

7039.390 KHz  letter beacom "T", weak and right next to theRussian M
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 09, 2017, 1356 UTC
2097.300 KHz  letter A beacon, peaks at 15 dB over the noise
7039.400 KHz  Russian beacon M. Fair with fading
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 10, 2017, 1510 UTC
4096.340 KHz  Haystack. Weak but readable
7039.400 KHz  Russian beacon M. Very weak with fading
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 10, 2017, 1931 UTC
I was waiting for Hexie2K to show up on 6700.500 and spotted this unknown on my spectrum display

6700.936 KHz  Unknown, Not a dasher or ditter. Has a pattern of sorts with some quiet gaps between groups of dits/dahs
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 13, 2017, 1345 UTC
2097.310 KHz  letter A beacon, peaks at 10 dB over the noise
4096.370 KHz  Haystack. Weak but readable
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 16, 2017, 1350 UTC
2097.315 KHz  letter A beacon, peaks at 15 dB over the noise
4096.370 KHz  Haystack. Weak but readable
7039.400 KHz  Russian letter beacon M. Fair signal
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 17, 2017, 1324 UTC
2097.315 KHz  letter A beacon, peaks at 20 dB over the noise
4096.370 KHz  Haystack. Weak with deep fades
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 17, 2017, 1603 UTC
4095.935 KHz  Coxie. Fair signal
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 17, 2017, 1625 UTC
7508.990 KHz  Unknown dasher, not a Russian beacon. Good signal
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 19, 2017, 1637 UTC
6700.525 KHz  Hexie2K, barely readable
7508.990 KHz  Unknown dasher, not a Russian beacon. Barely readable
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 20, 2017, 1400 UTC
2097.315 KHz  letter A beacon, peaks at 10 dB over the noise
4096.365 KHz  Haystack broken?? Sounds more like a letter M or an S?? Maybe the battery is low
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 21, 2017, 1306 UTC
2097.315 KHz  letter A beacon, peaks at 15 - 30 dB over the noise
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 22, 2017, 1332 UTC
2097.315 KHz  letter A beacon, peaks at 15 - 20 dB over the noise
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 23, 2017, 1300 UTC
2097.305 KHz  letter A beacon, peaks at 15 dB over the noise with some deep fades
4096.378 KHz  Haystack. Strong signal this morning
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 24, 2017, 1346 UTC
2097.310 KHz  letter A beacon, peaks at 10 dB over the noise
4096.350 KHz  Haystack. Malfunctioning again?
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 28, 2017, 1304 UTC
2097.310 KHz  letter A beacon, peaks at 10 dB over the noise

Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 28, 2017, 1311 UTC
7039.400 KHz  Russian letter beacon M.  Very weak.
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 29, 2017, 1245 UTC
2097.310 KHz  letter A beacon, peaks varying between 5-10 dB over the noise
7039.400 KHz  Russian letter beacon M. Good signal, maybe 8 dB above the noise, minor fading


Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 30, 2017, 1313 UTC
2097.310 KHz  letter A beacon, peaks varying between 20-25 dB over the noise, fades once in a while
7039.400 KHz  Russian letter beacon M. Good signal, 10 dB above the noise

Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 31, 2017, 1648 UTC
4096.095 KHz  Coxie. Good signal
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 11, 2017, 1341 UTC
4086.745 KHz  Dasher from the master beacon list. Fair signal and a rare catch for me
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 11, 2017, 1346 UTC
7509.010 KHz  unknown dasher. Weak. Normally this is about where the Russian C beacon might be heard
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 12, 2017, 1331 UTC
2097.310 KHz  letter A beacon, very weak with fading
7039.400 KHz  Russian letter beacon M. Clear signal, 10 dB above the noise
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 15, 2017, 1330 UTC
2097.310 KHz  letter A beacon, very weak (at sunrise)
4085.810 KHz  Dasher? Weak but readable.
4086.740 KHz  Dasher. Weak but readable
4096.340 KHz  Haystack. Low in frequency. Weak but readable
7039.400 KHz  Russian letter beacon M. Clear signal, 10 dB above the noise, mild fading
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 15, 2017, 1458 UTC
4095.880 KHz  Coxie. Fair signal
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 19, 2017, 1330 UTC
4093.900 KHz  Unknown dasher. Weak but readable
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 20, 2017, 1207 UTC
2097.310 KHz  letter A beacon, peaks at 30 dB over the noise
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 20, 2017, 1225 UTC
7039.400 KHz  Russian beacon M. Weak with fading
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 21, 2017, 1405 UTC
4095.760 KHz  Coxie. Extremely weak with long fades
4096.342 KHz  Haystack. Fair signal with fading. Low in frequency too
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 21, 2017, 1414 UTC
7509.000 KHz  unknown dasher. Weak. Frequency varies a bit. Normally this is about where the Russian C beacon might be.
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 24, 2017, 1325 UTC
2097.310 KHz  letter A beacon, peaks at 10-15 dB above the noise
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 26, 2017, 1252 UTC
2097.310 KHz  letter A beacon, peaks at 15 dB above the noise
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 26, 2017, 1312 UTC
7509.035 KHz  unknown dasher. About 10 dB above the noise
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 27, 2017, 1235 UTC
2097.315 KHz  letter beacon A. Varying 10-20 dB over the noise
7039.400 KHz  Russian beacon M. Very weak but readable.
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 29, 2017, 1651 UTC
Been a while since I've hear this one!

6626.380 KHz  Rainy. Good signal but with deep fades
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 05, 2017, 1336 UTC
I think I caught Haystack in the weird startup mode again or else it is very odd propagation with rapid, choppy fading. For a while the long dash seemed to be two shorter dashes on my pan-adaptor. After ten mnutes it seemed to return to normal operation

4096.365 KHz  Haystack, weak
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 05, 2017, 1403 UTC
7039.400 KHz  Russian letter beacon M. very weak
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 05, 2017, 1434 UTC
7039.378 KHz Letter beacon T. Weak, sometime drowned out by Russian M beacon
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 10, 2017, 1333 UTC
7039.400 KHz  Russian letter beacon M. Barely readable audio, fair trace on the waterfall display
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 13, 2017, 1436 UTC
7039.400 KHz  Russian letter beacon M going through long fades. Will pop up with a fair to good signal for a bit then disappear again.
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 18, 2017, 1255 UTC
2097.315 KHz  letter beacon A. Weak but readable
7039.400 KHz  Russian beacon M. Very weak but readable.
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 19, 2017, 1652 UTC
6626.320  KHz  Rainy with a readable signal
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 23, 2017, 1159 UTC
2097.310 KHz  letter beacon A. Fades often but readable
4102.675 KHz  Windy. Good signal
4175.000 KHz  Z?? Weak with fading. Light trace on the waterfall display
7039.400 KHz  Russian beacon M. Weak but readable

edit: Windy was also sending in Morse

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Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 24, 2017, 1325 UTC
2097.310 KHz  letter beacon A. Barely readable
4086.720 KHz  Dasher, weak but readable
4102.686 KHz  Windy. Strong signal with some deep fades
4096.360 KHz Haystack, fair signal
7039.400 KHz  Russian beacon M. Very weak
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 26, 2017, 1549 UTC
4102.745 KHz  Windy. Good signal with some deep fades
6626.250 KHz  Rainy. Good signal, rapid fades. This frequency is the tuned center, the signal is a bit over 300 KHz wide
6626.400 KHz  Ditter. Fair signal
6700.520 KHz  Hexie2K. Good signal
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 31, 2017, 1400 UTC
4096.370 KHz  Haystack. Weak but readable
4102.740 KHz  Windy. Good signal with typical frequency wandering, may be related to  battery charge state
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on June 01, 2017, 1257 UTC
2097.310 KHz  Beacon "A". Barely readable
4102.740 KHz  Windy. Strong. Temp 66  Battery 12.7 volts
7039.400 KHz  Russian letter beacon "M".  Weak but readable
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on June 06, 2017, 1309 UTC
pretty dead on my first pass through the bands

7039.400 KHz  Russian letter beacon "M".  Weak but readable
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on June 06, 2017, 1336 UTC
4095.720 KHz  Viking?  Weak. Long fades
4096.370 KHz  Haystack. Weak Long fades
4102.740 KHz  Windy. Strong.
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on June 07, 2017, 1342 UTC
4102.730 KHz  Windy. Strong.
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on June 10, 2017, 1256 UTC
4102.730 KHz  Windy. Fair with mild fading

Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on June 10, 2017, 1334 UTC
4096.360 KHz Haystack. Fair signal with mild fades
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on June 17, 2017, 1328 UTC
4102.730 KHz  Windy. Fair signal with mild fading.  Temp is 94 and Battery is 12.8 volts

Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on June 17, 2017, 1343 UTC
4096.360 KHz  Haystack. Popped up just now, weak but readable
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on June 17, 2017, 1701 UTC
6700.525 KHz  Hexie2K. Good signal with some slow fades
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on June 17, 2017, 1720 UTC
6626.280 KHz  Rainy's center frequency.  Good signal, occasional fades
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: sat_dxer on July 04, 2017, 1508 UTC
10872.2kHz  (Marker?) "D" from 1430z 4 Jul 2017

Checking Japan based SDRs in // confirms this along with "M" also heard on 10872.4 kHz at those sites.


Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 12, 2017, 1328 UTC
4102.750 KHz  Windy. 10dB over the noise. Light wind, temp 87, battery 12.8 volts

Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 13, 2017, 1322 UTC
2097.315 KHz  letter beacon A. About 15 dB above the noise with mild fading
4102.720 KHz  Windy. Light breeze. Temp 83 battery 12.8 volts
7039.400 KHz  Russian beacon M. Barely readable.

Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 14, 2017, 1415 UTC
4096.370 KHz  Haystack" Weak but readable
4102.725 KHz  Windy. Light breeze. Temp 86 deg. Battery 12.7 volts
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 14, 2017, 1530 UTC
6626.3  KHz   Rainy fading in and out. Too week to pin down the center frequency
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 14, 2017, 1557 UTC
6700.490 KHz  Hexie2K starting to rise up out of the noise
6626.150 KHz  Rainy much stronger but low in frequency.
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 18, 2017, 1358 UTC
4102.710 KHz  Windy. Light breeze. Temp 89 deg. Battery 12.8 volts
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 19, 2017, 1013 UTC
2097.305 KHz  Beacon "A". Very strong at 25 dB above the noise

Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 20, 2017, 1749 UTC
4102.710 KHz  Windy. Very weak. Trace of a breeze. Temp 100? deg. Battery 13? volts
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 21, 2017, 1311 UTC
2097.300 KHz  Letter beacon "A" fading in and out
4102.720 KHz  Windy. Weak but readable
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 22, 2017, 1538 UTC
4102.720 KHz  Windy. Good signal with some fades. Slight breeze. Temp 109 Battery 12.8 volts

Maybe hot and cloudy there because the battery is not up in the 13 volt range yet

Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 25, 2017, 1305 UTC
4102.720 KHz  Windy. Signal + 15 dB over the noise with some deep fades. Slight breeze. Temp 72 Battery 12.8 volts
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 27, 2017, 1356 UTC
4102.715 KHz  Windy. Signal +15 dB over the noise with some deep fades. No breeze. Temp 97 Battery 12.7 volts
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 28, 2017, 1327 UTC
2097.300 KHz  Letter beacon "A" fading in and out
4102.725 KHz  Windy. Weak but readable. Breezy. Temp 83. Battery 12.7 volts
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 29, 2017, 1252 UTC
2097.300 KHz  Letter beacon "A" with deep fades and +20 dB over the noise peaks
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 01, 2017, 1428 UTC
4102.715 KHz  Windy. Good signal with fast fades. Breezy. Temp 94.  Battery 12.8 volts
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 02, 2017, 1326 UTC
2097.300 KHz  Letter beacon "A". +15 dB above the noise
4102.725 KHz  Windy. +10dB above the noise. Minor fades.. Temp 84 deg. Battery 12.7 volts
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 03, 2017, 1304 UTC
2097.300 KHz  Letter beacon "A". Very weak.
4096.365 KHz  Haystack. Weak but readable
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 03, 2017, 1328 UTC
I camped here for a while and if finally popped up just now

7039.400 KHz  Russian letter beacon M. Weak but with heavy fading and interference.
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 11, 2017, 1246 UTC
2097.305 KHz  Letter "A" +20 dB over the noise
4096.360 KHz  Haystack. Weak but readable
4102.626 KHz   Windy???  Just very long dashes
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 12, 2017, 1447 UTC
4095.800 KHz  Viking. Fair signal with a little fading
4102.625 KHz  Windy?? If so it is broken and sends long dashes, no Morse
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 15, 2017, 1333 UTC
2097.300 KHz  Letter beacon "A" barely readble. Solar panels around here are waking up and spewing RFI
4096.360 KHz  Haystack. About 10 dB over the noise floor
4102.725 KHz  Windy is dead/malfunctioning. No signal this morning
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 17, 2017, 1300 UTC
2097.300 KHz  Letter beacon "A". Signal is 15 dB over the noise. Mild fades
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 20, 2017, 1730 UTC
4102.625 KHz  Windy??  Long periods of silence then there might be anywhere from 1 to 5 dashes then a long silence again. Maybe it was hit by lightning and the CPU became confused
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 24, 2017, 1310 UTC
2097.310 KHz  Letter beacon "A". Signal is 10 dB over the noise.
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 25, 2017, 1510 UTC
4095.865 KHz Viking. Weak but readable
4096.360 KHz  Haystack. About 10 dB over the noise floor
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 28, 2017, 1312 UTC
2097.305 KHz  Letter beacon "A" is +20 dB over the noise, booming in here
4096.365 KHz  Haystack. Maybe 10 dB over the noise floor
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 29, 2017, 1347 UTC
4096.365 KHz  Haystack. Barely readable
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 31, 2017, 1317 UTC
2097.300 KHz  Letter beacon "A" is +15 - +20 dB over the noise
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on September 01, 2017, 1320 UTC
2097.305 KHz  Letter beacon "A" is +10 dB over the noise
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on September 01, 2017, 1323 UTC
4096.365 KHz  Haystack" Weak but readable
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on September 01, 2017, 1325 UTC
almost didn't check for this one...

7039.400 KHz  Russian beacon "M".  Very weak but readable
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on September 01, 2017, 1510 UTC
4095.855 KHz  Viking. Fair signal with slow fades
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on September 03, 2017, 1714 UTC
6700.515 KHz  Hexie2K. Weak but readable
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on September 05, 2017, 1313 UTC
2097.305 KHz  Letter beacon "A" is +15 dB over the noise with deep fades
4096.365 KHz  Haystack. Weak but readable.
7039.400 KHz  Russian beacon "M".  Very weak with fades

Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on September 07, 2017, 1342 UTC
4096.365 KHz  Haystack. Barely readable. Seeing it on the waterfall display
7039.400 KHz  Russian beacon "M" again! Very weak with fades
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on September 08, 2017, 1334 UTC
2097.305 KHz  Letter beacon "A" is varying 5 to 10dB over the noise


Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on September 20, 2017, 1300 UTC
2097.310 KHz  Letter beacon "A" is 15 dB over the noise
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on September 21, 2017, 1329 UTC
2097.310KHz  Letter beacon "A" is +15 dB over the noise with deep fades
7039.400 KHz  Russian beacon "M".  Very weak
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on September 22, 2017, 1452 UTC
4095.818 KHz  Viking.Weak but readable
4096.345 KHz  Haystack. Weak but readable with some fading


If the owner of Windy on 4102.7 KHz is out there I hope you get it back on the air soon.
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on September 25, 2017, 1342 UTC
2097.310KHz  Letter beacon "A" is weak but readable
7039.400 KHz  Russian beacon "M".  Very weak with some Ham splatter covering it a bit
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on September 26, 2017, 1339 UTC
2097.305 KHz  Letter beacon "A" is barely readable
4096.365KHz  Haystack. Weak but readable.
7039.400 KHz  Russian beacon "M".  Strong. Peakng +20 dB over the noise
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on September 28, 2017, 1050 UTC
2097.315 KHz  Letter beacon "A" is +15 dB above the noise with some deep fades
4096.370 KHz  Haystack. Varying from weak but readable to good.
7039.400 KHz  Russian beacon "M".  Good signal. Peakng +10 dB over the noise
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on September 28, 2017, 1053 UTC
7034.560 KHz Dasher at + 15 dB above the noise floor
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on September 29, 2017, 1315 UTC
2097.310 KHz  Letter beacon "A" is +15 dB over the noise
4096.365 KHz  Haystack. Weak but readable.
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on September 29, 2017, 1424 UTC
7039.400 KHz  Russian letter beacon "M", very faint
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on October 03, 2017, 1339 UTC
2097.310 KHz  Beacon A.  About 5 dB above the noise at best
4096.365 KHz  Haystack.  Also 5 dB above the noise.
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on October 04, 2017, 1255 UTC
2097.310 KHz  Letter beacon A. Faint with fading
7039.400 KHz  Russian letter beacon "M", very faint with long fades
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on October 06, 2017, 1601 UTC
For an hour or so I've been watching Viking "wake up" as it started at 4095.875 and has slowly drifted up to 4095.945 with a decent signal. Must be sunlight hitting the panel and the transmitter "warming" up.
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on October 07, 2017, 1433 UTC
4102.841 KHz  WINDY!!  Great signal, about +15 dB over the noise. I think it was temp 81 deg battery 12.6 v
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on October 09, 2017, 1406 UTC
4102.845 KHz  Windy. Good signal. Mild fading. TMP - 61 degrees   Battery - 12.6 volts
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on October 10, 2017, 1352 UTC
2097.310  Letter A.  + 10 dB above the noise.
4096.360 KHz  Haystack. Good signal.
4102.850 KHz  Windy. Good signal. Light breeze. TMP - 60 degrees   Battery - 12.6 volts
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Token on October 10, 2017, 1354 UTC
4102.850 KHz  Windy. Good signal. Light breeze. TMP - 60 degrees   Battery - 12.6 volts

Not bad battery usage, last night a bit after sundown the battery was at 12.8 V.  Have to see the usage a couple months from now, with the long nights and short days.

T!
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on October 11, 2017, 0131 UTC
Maybe the owner will share the battery's AH rating and the transmitter's AH consumption?  ;D
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on October 11, 2017, 1331 UTC
2097.315 KHz  Letter A.  + 15 dB above the noise.
4096.360 KHz  Haystack. Fair signal.
4102.850 KHz  Windy. +15 above noise floor. No breeze. TMP - 64 degrees   Battery - 12.6 volts
7039.400 KHz  Russian M beacon. +20 over the noise wih fast, deep fades
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on October 12, 2017, 1433 UTC
4096.345 KHz  Haystack. Weak signal. Morning must be cold
4102.855 KHz  Windy. +10 above noise floor. Slight breeze. TMP - 76 degrees   Battery - 12.6 volts
7039.400 KHz  Russian M beacon. Weak but readable
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on October 13, 2017, 1349 UTC
2097.315 KHz  Letter A.  + 10 dB above the noise.
4102.850 KHz  Windy. +15 above noise floor. No breeze. TMP - 65 degrees   Battery - 12.6 volts
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on October 13, 2017, 1404 UTC
4096.344 KHz  Haystack is low in freq, sounds funky... so maybe a low battery, cold temps, etc.
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on October 13, 2017, 1631 UTC
4096.370 KHz  Haystack back on frequency and sounding normal.
4102.865 KHz  Windy is varying from weak to fair. Light Breeze. Temp is  79 deg (?)   Battery is  13.4 volts (?)
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on October 23, 2017, 1329 UTC
2097.315 KHz  Letter "A" with big peaks of +25 dB over the noise floor and fades down to +5 over the noise floor
4096.370 KHz  Haystack with a fair signal and slow fades
4102.865 KHz  Windy is varying from weak to fair. Light Breeze. Temp is  73 deg   Battery is  12.6 volts
7039.400 KHz  Russian "M" beacon. Weak but readable
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on November 07, 2017, 1432 UTC
2097.310 KHz  Letter "A" very weak
4096.355 hKHz  Haystack weak
4102.850 KHz  W.  Windy is fairly readable. No Breeze. Temp is  62 deg   Battery is  12.6 volts
7039.400 KHz  Russian "M" beacon. Good signal
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on November 08, 2017, 1618 UTC
4096.355 KHz  Haystack weak but readable
4102.865 KHz  W.  Windy is strong. No breeze. Temp is  77 deg   Battery is  13.2 volts

Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on November 22, 2017, 1416 UTC
2097.310 KHz  Letter "A" is fair
4096.348 hKHz  Haystack weak
4102.850 KHz  W.  Windy is fairly readable. Brisk breeze. Temp is  62 deg   Battery is  12.6 volts
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on November 22, 2017, 1456 UTC
Just came up

7039.400 KHz  Russian letter beacon "M". Fair signal
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on November 23, 2017, 1712 UTC
4102.860 KHz  W.  Windy is fairly readable. Slight breeze. Temp  73 deg   Battery   13.3 volts
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on November 23, 2017, 1802 UTC
4096.035 KHz Viking. Weak. Been watching it drift slowly upwards in frequency, starting a little below 4096KHz
6700.525 KHz Hexie2K, weak but readable
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on November 27, 2017, 1409 UTC
2097.310 KHz  Letter "A" is +20 dB above the noise floor


Locally it is raining around here and satellite maps show clouds stretching North and East. Possibly solar powered beacons will be affected in Southern California and Southern Nevada.
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 01, 2017, 1407 UTC
2097.310 KHz  Letter "A" peaking at +30 dB over the noise
7039.400 KHz  Russian "M" beacon. Very weak with deep fades
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 03, 2017, 1558 UTC
7039.400 KHz  Russian "M" beacon. Very weak with deep fades
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 03, 2017, 1647 UTC
4096.350 KHz Haystack low in frequency? Very weak.
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 03, 2017, 1720 UTC
6700.460 KHz  Hexie2k. Weak but readable
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 03, 2017, 1943 UTC
4102.860 KHz  Windy, finally with a good signal but with fading. Light, variable breezes.  Temp  81  Battery 14.4

Pretty sure I am reading the Morse code correctly but 81 degrees seems to high for any of the desert areas. Maybe the temp sensor needs repositioning.

EDIT: Also wanted to add that the higher battery voltages show that there is plenty of sunshine for the panel and solar controller to supply 14+ volts
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 05, 2017, 1433 UTC
2097.295 KHz  Letter A beacon. +15 dB peaks. Must be cold temps
4096.380 KHz  Haystack, barely readable
4102.870 KHz  Windy, fair signal. Breezy winds. Temp 45 Battery 12.5
7039.400 KHz  Russian beacon M. Weak but readable
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 06, 2017, 1435 UTC
2097.295 KHz  Letter A beacon. +15 dB peaks. Low in frequency again. cold?
4096.380 KHz  Haystack, barely readable
4102.870 KHz  Windy, fair signal, mild fades. Breezy conditions. Temp 45 Batt 12.5
7039.400 KHz  Russian beacon M. Weak with short fades
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 07, 2017, 1716 UTC
4096.380 KHz  Haystack,  readable
4102.870 KHz  Windy, fair signal. Breezy conditions. Temp 65 Batt 13.3

Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 08, 2017, 1519 UTC
4096.380 KHz  Haystack,  very weak but readable
4102.850 KHz  Windy, good signal. Breezy conditions. Temp 55 Batt 12.6
7039.400 KHz  Russian letter beacon M. Weak but readable. Mild fading
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 09, 2017, 1507 UTC
4102.850 KHz  Windy, good signal. Light breeze. Temperature 59 Battery 12.5
7039.400 KHz  Russian letter beacon M. Weak but readable.
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 12, 2017, 1409 UTC
2097.305 KHz  Letter A beacon. +20 dB peaks over the noise
4096.380 KHz  Haystack, fair signal.
4102.870 KHz  Windy, good signal, mild fades. Light breeze. Temp 56 degrees. Battery 12.5 volts
7039.300 KHz  T beacon? Weak but steady. A bit stronger than the Russian M beacon. Been a while since I've heard it
7039.400 KHz  Russian beacon M. Weak but readable.
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 12, 2017, 1445 UTC
8495.300 KHz  Unknown dasher. Very weak
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 15, 2017, 1438 UTC
2097.310 KHz  Letter A beacon. 25 dB peaks over the noise floor
4096.380 KHz  Haystack, fair signal.
4102.860 KHz  Windy, good signal. Very long dashes for wind. Temp  52 degrees. Battery 12.5 volts
7039.320 KHz  T beacon. 25 db over the noise, stronger than the Russian M beacon.
7039.400 KHz  Russian beacon M. Fair and readable.
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 15, 2017, 1837 UTC
6700.490 KHz  Hexie2K with a great signal
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 16, 2017, 1409 UTC
2097.300 KHz  Letter A beacon. 15 to 20 dB peaks over the noise floor
4096.370 KHz  Haystack, weak but readable.
4102.850 KHz  "W" Beacon, Windy. Fair signal with fades. Variable wind. Temp  56 degrees. Battery 12.6 volts
7039.400 KHz  Russian beacon M. Fair signal with fading.
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 16, 2017, 1517 UTC
7039.300 KHz  T beacon. 10 db over the noise
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 18, 2017, 1559 UTC
4096.380 KHz  Haystack, weak but readable.
4102.850 KHz  "W" Beacon, Windy. Fair signal with fades. Variable wind. Temp  55 degrees. Battery 12.6 volts
7039.400 KHz  Russian beacon M. Weak but readable
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 21, 2017, 1344 UTC
2097.285 KHz  Letter A beacon. 25 dB peaks over the noise floor

Nothing else heard yet.


Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 21, 2017, 1528 UTC
4102.870 KHz Windy. Weak. Breezy. Temp 40-something? Battery 12.5 volts
7039.400 KHz Russian "M" beacon. Barely readable
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 22, 2017, 1501 UTC
2097.285 KHz  Letter A beacon. 20 dB peaks over the noise floor
4102.865 KHz  Windy. +10 dB over the noise. Slight breeze. Temp 40   Battery 12.3
7039.400 KHz  Russian letter beacon M. Barely readable
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 27, 2017, 1547 UTC
4102.850 KHz  Windy. +10 dB over the noise. Trace of a breeze. Temp 62   Battery 12.9
7039.400 KHz  Russian letter beacon M. Weak with fades
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 27, 2017, 1853 UTC
4096.046 KHz  Viking. Good signal that started out barely readable an hour ago.
4096.370 KHz  Haystack. Very weak
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 28, 2017, 1810 UTC
4102.850 KHz  Windy. +10 dB over the noise with fades. Slight breeze. Temp 65   Battery 12.3 (cloudy?)
6700.485 KHz  Hexie2K coming up out of the noise
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 29, 2017, 1423 UTC
2097.305 KHz  Letter beacon "A". Signal is about +15 dB over the noise with sharp fades
7039.300 KHz  Russian letter beacon "K"!! Weak but readable! Not sure if I've heard it here in California. Last time I was in the South Pacific
7039.400 KHz  Russian letter beacon "M".  Good signal, maybe +10 dB over the noise
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 29, 2017, 1431 UTC
Can't believe I am hearing this one either, another "K"

8495.300 KHz  Russian letter beacon "K"!! Weak but readable! Not sure if I've ever heard it here in California
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 29, 2017, 1532 UTC
8495.400 KHz  Russian letter beacon "M". Weak with fading
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 30, 2017, 1643 UTC
4096.370 KHz Haystack. Barely readable
4102.840 KHz Windy. Signal +15dB over the noise. no wind. Temp 62 deg and battery is low at 11.9 volts
7039.400 KHz  Russian letter beacon "M".  Fair signal
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 31, 2017, 1604 UTC
4096.370 KHz Haystack. Fair signal.
4102.840 KHz Windy. Signal +10dB over the noise. No wind. Temp 62 deg and battery is low at 11.8 volts
7039.300 KHz  Russian beacon K. Fair signal.
7039.400 KHz  Russian beacon M. Fair signal.
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 31, 2017, 1615 UTC
8495.300 KHz  Russian letter beacon "K" again. Weak but readable
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 01, 2018, 1442 UTC
2097.300 KHz  Beacon "A". Signal peaking +20dB over the noise, with fades
4102.830 KHz Windy. Signal peaking +20dB over the noise. Breezy. Temp 51 deg and battery is low at 11.6 volts
7039.300 KHz  Russian beacon K. Weak but readable signal.
7039.400 KHz  Russian beacon M. Fair signal.
7998.175 KHz  Hiker. Fair signal with long fades
8495.300 KHz   Russian beacon K, very weak
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 01, 2018, 1738 UTC
2097.300 KHz  Beacon "A". Signal peaking +20dB over the noise, with fades
4102.845 KHz Windy. Signal peaking +10dB over the noise. Slight breeze. Temp 63 deg and battery is 11.9 volts (?)
6700.425 KHz Hexie2K. Weak but readable.
7998.175 KHz  Hiker. Weak signal but hanging in there
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 03, 2018, 1351 UTC
2097.300 KHz  Beacon "A". Signal peaking +10dB over the noise
7039.400 KHz  Russian M beacon. Weak
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 05, 2018, 1452 UTC
2097.310 KHz  Beacon "A". Signal 10dB over the noise
4102.817 KHz  Windy. Very weak. Battery is down to 11.1 volts. Wish I could help the owner to fix it.
7039.400 KHz  Russian M beacon. Weak with fading
7998.153 KHz  Hiker? About 2.5 sec between dashes
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 05, 2018, 1521 UTC
4096.370 KHz  Haystack. Weak but readable
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 05, 2018, 1647 UTC
7039.400 KHz  Russian M beacon. Still hearing it. Weak with fading
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 06, 2018, 1321 UTC
2097.310 KHz  Letter A beacon. +15 dB over the noise floor
7039.400 KHz  Russian M beacon. Weak but readable
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 10, 2018, 1355 UTC
2097.295 KHz  Letter A beacon. Peaking from 15dB to 25 dB over the noise floor
7039.300 KHz  "T" beacon? Faint dash signal with fading. Might be a weak Russian "K"?
7039.400 KHz  Russian M beacon. Good signal
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 10, 2018, 1436 UTC
4096.370 KHz  Haystack. Weak but readable
4102.855 KHz  Windy. Sending only a Morse letter S about 60 seconds apart
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 12, 2018, 1618 UTC
Wet and foggy morning today

4096.370 KHz  Haystack.  Extremely weak
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 12, 2018, 1630 UTC

4102.865 KHz  Windy. Sending only a Morse letter H about 60 seconds apart
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 16, 2018, 1322 UTC
2097.305 KHz  Letter A beacon. Peaking 25 dB over the noise floor
4102.840 KHz  Windy. Readable with fades. Light breeze.  Temp 55 deg. Batt 11.7v
7039.325 KHz  "T" beacon, fair signal with fades.
7039.400 KHz  Russian M beacon. Fair signal
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 19, 2018, 1457 UTC
2097.310 KHz Letter A beacon at 20 dB over the noise
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 19, 2018, 1507 UTC
I was sitting on Windy's frequency for a while and suddenly it popped up

4102.825 KHz  Windy. Good signal. Light breeze. 60 deg 11.5 volts
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 19, 2018, 1527 UTC
4096.350 KHz  Haystack. Good signal with fades
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 23, 2018, 1433 UTC
2097.290 KHz  Letter A beacon. Peaking 25 dB over the noise floor. Must be cold out there.
7039.325 KHz  "T" beacon, good signal.
7039.400 KHz  Russian M beacon. Weak signal with long fades.
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 24, 2018, 1643 UTC
4096.388 KHz Haystack. Weak with long fades
7039.325 KHz  "T" beacon, good signal.
7039.400 KHz  Russian M beacon. Barely readable signal with long fades.
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 24, 2018, 1648 UTC
4102.830 KHz Windy. Just rose up out of the noise. Light breeze.  46 deg   11.2v
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 27, 2018, 1340 UTC
2097.290 KHz  Letter A beacon. At times it is peaking 30 dB over the noise floor.
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 27, 2018, 1450 UTC
4102.865 KHz  Windy.  After a couple of hours of me checking the frequency it woke up and started sending a letter "S". Probably sunlight on the solar panel
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 27, 2018, 1550 UTC
7039.300 KHz Russian beacon K! Very weak but distinctive
7039.400 KHz Russian beacon M
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 27, 2018, 1702 UTC
7039.330 KHz T beacon! Peaking about +15 dB above the moise
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 30, 2018, 1450 UTC
2097.305 KHz  Letter A beacon. Peaking 20 dB over the noise floor.
4102.835 KHz  Windy. Fair signal. Light breeze. 58 deg  12.0 volts
7039.300 KHz  Russian K beacon. Weak signal.
7039.400 KHz  Russian M beacon. Weak signal
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 02, 2018, 1436 UTC
2097.305 KHz  Letter A beacon.  10 dB over the noise
7039.400 KHz  Russian M beacon. Weak signal
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 02, 2018, 1510 UTC
4102.835 KHz  Windy. Fair signal with deep fades. No breeze. 63 deg  11.9 volts
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 06, 2018, 1417 UTC
2097.310 KHz  Letter A beacon.  20 dB over the noise
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 07, 2018, 1428 UTC
2097.305 KHz  Letter A beacon. 20 dB over the noise
7039.300 KHz  Russian letter beacon K with some rapid fades
7039.400 KHz  Russian M beacon. Weak signal
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 10, 2018, 1544 UTC
Got up late and so far only hearing this

7039.400 KHz  Russian M beacon. Weak and fading signal
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 16, 2018, 1458 UTC
2097.295 KHz  Letter A beacon. Peaking 20 dB over the noise floor.
4096.385 KHz  Haystack. Very weak
4102.845 KHz  Windy. Fair signal. Light breeze. 55 deg  11.5 volts
7039.303 KHz  dasher... T? Strong
7039.400 KHz  Russian M beacon. Fair signal
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 17, 2018, 1511 UTC
4096.380 KHz  Haystack. Weak with fades
4102.840 KHz  Windy. Fair signal. No breeze. 55 deg  11.5 volts
7039.400 KHz  Russian M beacon. Weak but readable
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 19, 2018, 1408 UTC
2097.300 KHz  Beacon "A". Ranging from barely readable to 25 dB over the noise
7039.400 KHz  Russian M beacon. Barely readable
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 20, 2018, 1428 UTC
2097.285 KHz  Beacon "A".  20 dB over the noise. Low in freq can be an indication of cold temps
4096.380 KHz  Haystack. Weak with fades
4102.852 KHz  Windy. Fair signal. Light breeze. 36 deg  11.5 volts. (cold out there!)

Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 21, 2018, 1450 UTC
2097.285 KHz  Beacon "A".  20 dB over the noise. Low in freq can be an indication of cold temps
4096.385 KHz  Haystack. Weak with fades
4102.800 KHz  Windy. Signal +15 dB above the noise. Strong wind. 41 deg  11.5 volts.
7039.400 KHz  Russian "M" beacon. Extremely weak
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 24, 2018, 1428 UTC
2097.280 KHz  Beacon "A".  Weak with fading.
4096.380 KHz  Haystack. Weak with fades
4096.529 KHz  Faint. "Y" beacon?
4102.850 KHz  Windy. Signal +15 dB above the noise. No wind. 36 deg  11.5 volts.
7039.400 KHz  Russian "M" beacon. Faint
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 25, 2018, 1609 UTC
4102.850 KHz  Windy. Signal +10 dB above the noise with fades. Light wind. 55 deg?  11.6 volts.
7039.400 KHz  Russian "M" beacon. Faint
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 27, 2018, 1443 UTC
2097.295 KHz  Beacon "A".  Weak signal
4096.380 KHz  Haystack. Weak signal
4096.525 KHz  Very faint. "Y" beacon?
4102.850 KHz  Windy. Light wind. 48 deg  11.7 volts.
7039.400 KHz  Russian "M" beacon. Faint. Lots of foreign language signal splatter covering it
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 28, 2018, 1421 UTC
2097.29o KHz  Beacon "A".  Weak signal
4096.525 KHz  Very faint. "Y" beacon?
4102.840 KHz  Windy. Very weak.
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 28, 2018, 1427 UTC
4096.375 KHz  Haystack. Weak signal
4096.525 KHz  Very faint. "Y" beacon?
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 09, 2018, 1639 UTC
A good day for 6 MHz beacons

4095.990 KHz  Viking Good signal. Slowly drifting up in frequency
4096.365 KHz  Haystack. Fair signal
4102.835 KHz  Windy. Barely readable but easily recognizeable
6626.400 KHz  Rainy. Good signal with fades. Not heard it in a while.
6700.460 KHz  Hexie2K. Fair signal
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 10, 2018, 1529 UTC
4102.835 KHz  Windy. Good Signal. Light breeze. Temp 67  Battery 11.7
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 12, 2018, 1339 UTC
2097.315 KHz  Letter A beacon. Peaking 20 dB over the noise floor.

Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 16, 2018, 1241 UTC
2097.305 KHz  Letter A beacon. Peaking 20 dB over the noise floor.
4102.840 KHz  Windy. Fair signal. Minimal breeze. 45 deg  11.9 volts
7039.300 KHz  Russian K beacon. Weak but clear signal.
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 21, 2018, 1311 UTC
2097.315 KHz  Letter A beacon. Peaking up to 30 dB over the noise floor.
4096.365 KHz  Haystack. Weak but readable
7039.300 KHz  Russian K beacon. Weak but readable. Lots of ham CW covering it up.
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 21, 2018, 1319 UTC
7039.400 KHz  Russian M beacon.  Very weak signal, but heard it after ham CW died off
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 22, 2018, 1315 UTC
2097.310 KHz  Beacon A. Strong at +20 dB over the noise floor
7039.400 KHz  Russian M beacon.  Very weak signall with quick fades
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 23, 2018, 1403 UTC
2097.310 KHz  Beacon A. Strong at +10 dB over the noise floor
4096.375 KHz  Unknown? sendng an "S"? Very weak. Haystack malfunctioning?
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 23, 2018, 1421 UTC
4102.820 KHz Windy. Good signal. Little to no breeze. 65 deg  11.5 volts
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 23, 2018, 1436 UTC
7039.300 KHz  Russian K beacon. Weak but readable. Lots of ham Splatter...
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 24, 2018, 1415 UTC
4096.365 KHz  Haystack. Very weak
4102.825 KHz  Windy. Fair signal. No breeze. 57 deg  11.5 volts
7039.200 KHz  letter F. Weak signal but clear. Not Russian as far as I can tell
7039.300 KHz  Russian K beacon. Weak signal.
7039.400 KHz  Russian M beacon. Weak signal
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 24, 2018, 1521 UTC
4095.845 KHz  Viking. Signal varies from barely readable to 10dB over the noise. Slowly drifting up in frequency.
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 24, 2018, 1601 UTC
4095.845 KHz  Viking. Signal varies from barely readable to 10dB over the noise. Slowly drifting up in frequency.

right now it is at 4095.905 KHz wit fair signal strength
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 24, 2018, 1625 UTC
4095.845 KHz  Viking. Signal varies from barely readable to 10dB over the noise. Slowly drifting up in frequency.

right now it is at 4095.905 KHz wit fair signal strength

4096.052 at this time
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 25, 2018, 1544 UTC

4102.835KHz  Windy. Weak signal. Little to no breeze. 56 deg  11.6 volts
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 28, 2018, 1337 UTC
2097.315 KHz  Letter A. Weak but readable
4096.365 KHz  Haystack. Weak battery? Initial carrier chatter then smoothed out
4102.835 KHz  Windy. Weak signal. Barely a breeze. 56 deg  11.9 volts
7039.300 KHz  Russian K. Barely readable
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 30, 2018, 1245 UTC
2097.310 KHz  Letter A. Fair signal
4102.830 KHz  Windy. Barely readable
7039.400 KHz  Russian M.  Barely readable
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 31, 2018, 1412 UTC
2097.310 KHz  Letter A. Weak signal
4096.365 KHz  Haystack. Good signal.
4102.835 KHz  Windy. Good signal. Temp 66  Battery 11.9
7039.300 KHz  Russian K. Weak but readable
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 03, 2018, 1422 UTC
4096.345 KHz  Haystack. Readable with fades
4102.835 KHz  Windy. Fair signal. Breezy. 72 deg  11.9 volts
7039.200 KHz  Russian letter F?  Weak signal but clear Morse.
7039.300 KHz  Russian K beacon. Weak signal.
7039.400 KHz  Russian M beacon. Weak signal
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 04, 2018, 1319 UTC
2097.310 KHz  Letter A. Fair signal
4096.365 KHz  Haystack. Very weak
4102.827 KHz  Windy. Good signal. Temp 61 Battery 11.9 volts
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 05, 2018, 1343 UTC
2097.310 KHz  Letter A. Very weak
4096.365 KHz  Haystack. Barely above the noise
4102.835 KHz  Windy. Good signal, some fading. Temp 65 Battery 11.9 volts
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 05, 2018, 1355 UTC
7039.400 KHz  Russian M beacon? Barely readable signal
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 06, 2018, 1428 UTC
4102.827 KHz  Windy. Good signal. Trace of a breeze. Temp 70 Battery 11.9 volts
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 12, 2018, 1255 UTC
4102.830 KHz  Windy. Barely readable jumped to a good signal. No breeze. Temp 62 Battery 12.1 volts
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 12, 2018, 1259 UTC
2097.310 KHz  Letter A. Good signal
4096.350 KHz  Haystack.... maybe. Faint trace in the waterfall display
Title: Re: My Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 13, 2018, 1315 UTC
2097.300 KHz  Letter A. Good signal but with some deep fades
4102.850 KHz  Windy. Fair signal. Breezy winds. 53 deg  12.1 volts
7039.400 KHz  Russian M beacon. Weak signal with rapid fades
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 26, 2018, 1204 UTC
2097.310 KHz  Letter A. Weak but readable
4102.830 KHz  Windy. Very weak
7039.300 KHz  Russian K beacon. Weak signal
7039.400 KHz  Russian M beacon. Weak signal
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 06, 2018, 1412 UTC
4102.850 KHz  Windy. Fair signal. No wind. 83 deg  12.6 volts
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 07, 2018, 1258 UTC
4102.835 KHz  Windy. Strong signal. No wind. 75 deg  12.6 volts
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 08, 2018, 1316 UTC
4096.370 KHz  Haystack. Weak
4102.835 KHz  Windy. Weak. No wind.  83 deg 12.6 v
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on June 03, 2018, 1310 UTC
2097.310 KHz  Letter A. Barely noticeable in the waterfall dispaly. Huge local RFI signal
4097.365 KHz  Haystack. Very weak
4102.842 KHz  Windy. Barely readable. Made out 12.6 volts for battery reading
7039.400 KHz  Russian M.  Barely readable
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on June 07, 2018, 1440 UTC
4095.883 KHz  Coxie. Fair signal
4096.365 KHz.  Haystack. Very weak
4102.840 KHz  Windy. Light breeze.  Temp 8o   Battery 12.6
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on June 15, 2018, 1310 UTC
2097.310 KHz  Letter A. Barely noticeable in the waterfall dispaly. Huge local RFI signal
4097.365 KHz  Haystack. Good signal
4102.842 KHz  Windy. Barely readable.
7039.400 KHz  Russian M.  Weak with fades
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on June 17, 2018, 1258 UTC
4102.855KHz  Windy. Strong. Temp 69 Volts 12.6
7039.400 KHz  Russian M.  Weak
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 02, 2018, 1321 UTC
2097.310 KHz  Letter A. Very weak
4097.365 KHz  Haystack. Very weak
4102.840 KHz  Windy. Good signal. No breeze.  Temp 93 Volts 12.6
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 07, 2018, 1318 UTC
Good conditions towards Russia

7039.200 KHz  Russian letter Beacon F. Good signal
7039.400 KHz  Russian letter Beacon M. Weak signal
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 07, 2018, 1324 UTC
4097.365 KHz  Haystack. Very weak
4102.820 KHz  Windy. Fair signal. light breeze.  Temp 92 Volts 12.6
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 13, 2018, 1354 UTC
4096.370 KHz  Haystack. Fair signal with deep fades
4102.830 KHz  Windy. Good signal. 12.5 volts  temp 96
7039.200 KHz  Russian letter Beacon F. Weak but readable
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 13, 2018, 1458 UTC
4095.925 KHz  Viking starting to come in nicely, some fading
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 13, 2018, 1520 UTC
4096.000 KHz  Coxie's long 4.5 second dash is roughly 15 dB over the noise
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 19, 2018, 1308 UTC

7039.200 KHz  Russian letter Beacon F. Signal is pretty good
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 22, 2018, 1429 UTC
4095.820 KHz  Coxie? Signal is a little broken so unsure if it is 3.5 or 4.5 seconds duration
4097.360 KHz  Haystack. Fair signal
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 24, 2018, 1316 UTC
2097.305 KHz  Letter A. Very weak
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 29, 2018, 1703 UTC
4102.820 KHz  Windy. Signal varies. 12.9 volts  temp 93
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 31, 2018, 1235 UTC
2097.310 KHz  Letter A. Very strong, 20 dB over the noise, mild fades
7039.200 KHz  Russian F beacon. Weak but readable
7039.400 KHz  Rissian M beacon. Very weak.

Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 03, 2018, 1853 UTC
late morning signal popping up
6700.500 KHz Hexie2K  Good signal with mild fades
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 04, 2018, 1309 UTC
2097.310 KHz  Letter A. Very weak
7039.200 KHz  Russian F beacon. Weak but readable
7039.300 KHz  Russian K beacon. Weak
7039.325 KHz  beacon T. Fair signal
7039.400 KHz  Russian M beacon. Very weak.
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 04, 2018, 1321 UTC
4102.830 KHz  Windy. Strong signal. Temp is 90   Battery at 12.6
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 12, 2018, 1653 UTC
4102.830 KHz  Windy. Fair signal. Temp is 97   Battery at 12.8v
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 14, 2018, 1358 UTC
Huge 50 dB+ over the noise RTTY signal centered on 4095that is wiping out most of the low power beacons in 95-96 range.

4102.835 KHz  Windy. Readable signal.  Barely a breeze. Temp 90  - Volts 12.6
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 17, 2018, 1700 UTC
4102.825 KHz  Windy. Fair signal with fading.  Barely a breeze. Temp 100  - Volts 12.8
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 19, 2018, 1513 UTC
Interesting that Windy has such a high temp early in the morning but the battery does not appear to be charging. Wondering if there are clouds that are reducing sunlight to the panel?

4102.825 KHz  Windy. Fair signal with fading.  Barely a breeze. Temp 108  - Volts 12.6
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 31, 2018, 1309 UTC
2097.310 MHz  "A" beacon. 25 dB over the noise
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 31, 2018, 1443 UTC
4102.830 KHz  Windy. Good signal with fades. Temp is 89   Battery at 12.6v
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on September 06, 2018, 1308 UTC
only one beacon to catch so far....

2097.310 KHz  "A" beacon. 15 dB over the noise
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on September 10, 2018, 1340 UTC

2097.310 KHz  "A" beacon. 15 dB over the noise
4102.835 KHz  Windy. Signal 10 dB over the noise. Temp 77 Bat 12.6
4102.900 KHz  Unknown. Will watch to see if it is a beacon or just RFI
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on October 21, 2018, 1320 UTC
2097.310 KHz  "A" beacon. 10 dB over the noise
4096.370 KHz  Haystack. Weak but readable
4102.855 KHz  Windy. 20 Hz higher in freq than in the past. Signal 15 dB over the noise with fades. Temp 62 Bat 12.5v
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on November 05, 2018, 1442 UTC
4102.845 KHz  Windy.  No breeze. Temp 71 Bat 12.4 volts
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on November 06, 2018, 1400 UTC
2097.310 KHz  "A" beacon. 10 dB over the noise
4096.360 KHz  Haystack. Fair signal with fades
4102.855 KHz  Windy. Signal 15 dB over the noise. No breeze. Temp 62 Bat 12.5v
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on November 18, 2018, 1451 UTC

2097.310 KHz  "A" beacon. Barely readable
4102.850 KHz  Windy. Weak signal. Temp 55 Bat 12.4v
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on November 20, 2018, 1423 UTC
2097.300 KHz  "A" beacon. 15 dB over the noise
4096.360 KHz  Haystack. Barely readable
4102.855 KHz  Windy. Signal 10 dB over the noise. Light breeze. Temp 56 Bat 12.3v
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on November 21, 2018, 1432 UTC
2097.305 KHz  "A" beacon. Weak but readable
4102.855 KHz  Windy. Variable signal strength. Temp 55 Bat 12.4v
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on November 21, 2018, 1436 UTC
4096.375 KHz  Haystack has popped up with a fair signal. Might be sunlight on the solar panel now  :-)
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on November 30, 2018, 1209 UTC
2097.295 KHz  "A" beacon. Fair signal
4096.380 KHz.  Haystack. Weak but readable.
4102.860 KHz  Windy. Good signal. Slight breeze. Temp 48 Bat 12.3v
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on November 30, 2018, 1911 UTC
4095.940 KHz  Viking. Weak
4096.090 KHz  Coxie. Fair
4102.868 KHz  Windy. Fair signal. signal. Light breeze  Temp 66  Batt 13.4v
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 03, 2018, 1536 UTC
7039.400 KHz  Russian letter M beacon
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 03, 2018, 1546 UTC
2097.300 KHz  "A"beacon. Barely readable
4095.790 KHz  Coxie? 4.5 sec dash but low freq.  Weak but readable.
4096.380 KHz  Haystack. Fair signal
4102.860 KHz  Windy. Good signal. Light breeze  Temp 46 Batt 12.3v
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 04, 2018, 1531 UTC

7039.400 KHz  Russian letter M beacon coming in pretty well. A nice surprise at this time of the morning
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 07, 2018, 1820 UTC
4096.370 KHz  Haystack. Very weak
4102.855 KHz  Windy. Weak signal. Light breeze  Temp 54 Batt 12.8v
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 12, 2018, 1502 UTC

2097.310 KHz  "A" beacon. Fading in and out
4095.290 KHz  Unknown beacon? Super weak. Sounds like Morse but who knows, could be RFI
4096.380 KHz  Haystack. Fair signal
4102.855 KHz  Windy. Modest breeze. Signal 10-15 dB over the noise. Temp 50 Bat 12.0v
7039.400 KHz  Russian M beacon. Barely readable.
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 12, 2018, 1512 UTC
7509.000 KHz  Russian C beacon? Barely readable.
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 14, 2018, 1719 UTC
4095.915 KHz  Coxie. 6 sec dash
4096.385 KHz  Haystack. Fair signal
4102.865 KHz  Windy. Modest breeze. Signal 10-15 dB over the noise. Temp 53 Bat 12.7v

Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 19, 2018, 1502 UTC
2097.295 KHz  "A" beacon. Weak signal
4096.375 KHz  Haystack. Weak signal
4102.855 KHz  Windy. Modest breeze. Signal 10 dB over the noise. Temp 58 Bat 12.3v
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 25, 2018, 1429 UTC
2097.295 KHz  "A" beacon. Peaking at +25 dB over the noise
4102.840 KHz  Windy. Modest breeze. Signal super weak. Temp 50-something Battery 12-something
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 07, 2019, 1433 UTC

2097.280  KHz  "A" beacon. Peaking at +20 dB over the noise
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 07, 2019, 1449 UTC
The cloudy weather is taking a toll on Windy's battery

4102.850 KHz  Windy. Faint breeze. Temp 55 degrees Battery 11.9 volts
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 08, 2019, 1421 UTC
2097.285 KHz  "A" beacon. 15 - 25 dB over the noise

Am also attempting to hear any driftnet beacons in this frequency range
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 15, 2019, 1511 UTC

2097.290 KHz  "A" beacon.  Weak but noise floor is much lower due to rain
4096.375  KHz  Haystack! Fair signal. Not heard in a while
4102.850 KHz   Windy is strong.  47 degrees 11.8 volts
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 16, 2019, 1409 UTC
2097.280 KHz  "A" beacon.  About 15 dB over the noise floor
4096.370 KHz  Haystack! Weak signal.
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 18, 2019, 1418 UTC
2097.285 KHz  "A" beacon.  Booming in up to +30 dB over the noise floor
4102.835 KHz   Windy is very weak. Can't read the Morse telemetry
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 18, 2019, 1524 UTC
4102.845 KHz   Windy is coming up.  Hint of a breeze. 53 degrees 11.9 volts 

Battery is not in good shape. It needs a bigger solar panel sized for cloudy weather.
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 22, 2019, 1434 UTC
2097.270 KHz  "A" beacon. + 20 dB over the noise floor. Low in frequency
4102.835 KHz   Windy is very weak. Good breeze going. Can't read the Morse telemetry
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 25, 2019, 1824 UTC
4096.085 KHz  Coxie.  Good signal
4096.385 KHz  Haystack. Barely readable
4102.875 KHz  Windy. Signal 10 dB over the noise. Light breeze. Temp 62 Bat 13.3v Battery looks to be charging well.
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 27, 2019, 1433 UTC
2097.290 KHz  "A" beacon. + 10 dB over the noise floor.
4102.850 KHz   Windy is very weak.
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 27, 2019, 1450 UTC
4096.365 KHz  Haystack is coming up now
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 28, 2019, 1346 UTC

2097.290 KHz  "A" beacon. Peaks are + 20 dB over the noise floor.
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 28, 2019, 1354 UTC
4102.840 KHz   Windy popped up.  No breeze. 55 degrees 12.4 volts 
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 30, 2019, 1356 UTC
2097.290 KHz  "A" beacon. Peaks are +25 to 30 dB over the noise floor.
4070.257 KHz   Just a short duration of carrier where I had hoped for Z or N beacons
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 30, 2019, 1413 UTC
4097.620 KHz  unknown dasher about 2 sec on 1 sec off
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 01, 2019, 1421 UTC
2097.295 KHz  "A" beacon. Peaks are + 30 dB over the noise floor.
4096.370 KHz   Haystack barely readable
4102.855 Khz   Windy. Very weak. No breeze.  temp 50?  Battery 12.3 volts?
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 04, 2019, 1356 UTC
2097.290 KHz  "A" beacon. Peaks are + 15 dB over the noise floor.
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: zackers on February 04, 2019, 2227 UTC
I haven't been following these beacons for a couple years, since I moved to a new location. I cannot yet find a way to put up an antenna here that will receive well in the 4000 kHz range.

Meanwhile, I finally started playing around with KiwiSDR stations on line. Selecting the Mojave Desert station, I can hear the various beacons close by wherever the receiver is. Also the W beacon on 4102.7 kHz.

At my old location a few years ago I could hear the TMP beacon around 4079.6 kHz. Apparently that one is defunct now? Also the beacon on 6668 kHz no longer seems to be there.

Gotta do more playing around with the Web SDR for now ...

Zack
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 05, 2019, 1430 UTC
Welcome back Zackers!

The sticky post at the top of this forum is pretty up to date on active beacons. TMP has been gone for a while. I have not personally heard L  on 6668 for a long time.
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 05, 2019, 1434 UTC

2097.285 KHz  "A" beacon. Peaks are + 15 dB over the noise floor.
4102.855 KHz  Windy. Barely readable. Seems to be a light breeze
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 06, 2019, 1502 UTC
Cold out in the desert.... Beacons are low in freq and Windy says 41 deg

2097.270 KHz  "A" beacon. Peaks are + 15 dB over the noise floor but big fades to barely readable
4096.360 KHz  Haystack. Fair signal. Low in frequency
4102.855 KHz  Windy. Good signal. Slight breeze  Temp 41 bat 12.2v
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 08, 2019, 1436 UTC
2097.280 KHz  "A" beacon. Peaks are + 15 dB over the noise floor
4102.855 KHz  Windy. Barely readable. Slight breeze  Temp 38 bat 11.8v
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 08, 2019, 1659 UTC
4096.390 KHz  Haystack. Fair signal strength. Was low in frequency early in the morning and has drifted upwards.
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 09, 2019, 1624 UTC
Heavy clouds and rain local to me, cloudy out to Vegas and points south.

4096.390 KHz  Haystack. Barely readable
4102.880 KHz  Windy. Very weak. Light breeze
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 11, 2019, 1432 UTC
The noise floor is about 10 dB lower today, a benefit of the recent rains.

2097.280 KHz  "A" beacon. Peaks are 15 dB over the noise floor
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 11, 2019, 1456 UTC
Been a while since I heard a Russian beacon!

7039.200 KHz  "F" with a fair signal
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 14, 2019, 1344 UTC
2097.290 KHz  "A" beacon. Peaks are 30 dB over the noise floor
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 16, 2019, 1502 UTC
4102.840 KHz  Windy. Good signal. No breeze  Temp 55 bat 11.9v
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 16, 2019, 1526 UTC
4096.380 KHz  Haystack. Weak but readable
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 16, 2019, 1658 UTC

4096.030 KHz  Coxie.  Fair signal
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 21, 2019, 1421 UTC

2097.280 KHz  "A" beacon. Peaks are 20 dB over the noise floor
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 02, 2019, 1600 UTC
4096.365 KHz  Haystack. Weak but readable
4102.845 KHz Windy. Light breeze. Fair signal.  Temp 63  Battery 12.6
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 03, 2019, 1430 UTC
2097.290 KHz  "A" beacon. Peaks are + 10 dB over the noise floor
4096.375 KHz  Haystack. Fair signal
4102.855 KHz  Windy. . A very slight breeze  60 deg 12.4v
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 11, 2019, 1639 UTC
4096.092 KHz  Coxie's 4.5 second dash, good signasl
4096.365 KHz  Haystack. Weak
4102.878 KHz  Windy.  Fair signal. Quick breeze. Temp  72   Battery 13.3v

Good to see Windy's battery keeping to the 13 volt range
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 16, 2019, 1342 UTC
2097.305 KHz  "A" beacon. Weak with fading
4096.375 KHz  Haystack. Fair signal
4102.845 KHz  Windy.  A very slight breeze  69 deg 12.3v
7039.300 KHz  Russian beacon "K". Very strong
7039.400 KHz  Russian beacon "M". Weak but readable
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 24, 2019, 1303 UTC

2097.310 KHz  "A" beacon. Weak signal with fading
4096.370 KHz  Haystack. Weak signal
4102.845 KHz  Windy. Fair signal with fades. No breeze.  71 deg and battery reading is 12.5 volts
7039.400 KHz  Russian beacon "M". Weak but readable underneath all of the amateur radio "noise"
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 26, 2019, 1346 UTC
2097.310 KHz  "A" beacon. Weak signal with fading
4096.370 KHz  Haystack. Weak signal
4102.845 KHz  Windy. Fair signal. No breeze.  85 deg (that hot already?) and battery reading is 12.5 volts
7039.200 KHz  Russian beacon "F". Fair
7039.400 KHz  Russian beacon "M". Weak but readable
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 30, 2019, 1254 UTC
2097.305 KHz  "A" beacon. +20 dB over the noise
4096.370 KHz  Haystack. Weak signal
4102.845 KHz  Windy. Weak signal. Slow breeze.  56 deg  Low battery 12.3v
7039.200 KHz  Russian beacon "F". Very weak
7039.400 KHz  Russian beacon "M". Weak but readable
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 08, 2019, 1250 UTC
 
2097.305 KHz  "A" beacon. +25 dB over the noise
7039.200 KHz  Russian beacon "F". Weak but readable
7039.400 KHz  Russian beacon "M". Weak but readable
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 08, 2019, 1543 UTC
Windy says it is sunny and warm   :D  May be some clouds overhead as I have seen some slight variation in the temperature

4102.850 KHz  Windy. Fair signal. Light breeze.  80 deg  and battery reading is 13.0 volts
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 12, 2019, 1349 UTC
4096.370 KHz  Haystack. Weak signal
4102.845 KHz  Windy. Good signal. Quick breeze.  69 deg  Low battery 12.4v
7039.400 KHz  Russian beacon "M". Barely readable
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 12, 2019, 1600 UTC
4095.960 KHz  Viking barely readable
4096.055 KHz  Coxie. Weak but readable
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 20, 2019, 1254 UTC
2097.305 KHz  "A" beacon. Weak but readable.
4102.845 KHz  Windy. Barely readable.
7039.400 KHz  Russian beacon "M". Barely readable
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 22, 2019, 1423 UTC
4095.864 KHz  Coxie, weak signal
4102.845 KHz  Windy. Weak with deep fades. Partial breeze. 71 deg 12.4 volts
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on June 03, 2019, 1305 UTC
2097.305 KHz  "A" beacon. Very faint.
4102.845 KHz  Windy. Barely readable. Partial breeze. Battery 12.5v
7039.400 KHz  Russian beacon "M". Fair signal.
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on June 07, 2019, 1242 UTC

2097.305 KHz  "A" beacon. About 15 dB above the noise.
4102.845 KHz  Windy. Fair signal. Partial breeze. Temp 68 Battery 12.5v
7039.400 KHz  Russian beacon "M". Weak signal.
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on June 12, 2019, 1232 UTC
2097.305 KHz  "A" beacon. As sunrise approaches signal strength is varying quite wildly
7039.400 KHz  Russian beacon "M". Weak signal.
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on June 20, 2019, 1442 UTC
4102.840 KHz  Windy. Fair signal with rapid fades. No breeze. Temp 96 Battery 12.5 volts

The temp readings seem a little erratic. Possibly Windy's corner of the desert is without a breeze, cloudy and hot.   8)
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on June 21, 2019, 1214 UTC
2097.310 KHz  "A" beacon. Big signal,  peaking at 30dB over the noise floor
7039.200 KHz  Russian beacon "F". Weak signal
7039.400 KHz  Russian beacon "M". Weak signal
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on June 21, 2019, 1753 UTC
4102.830 KHz  Windy. Very weak signal.  Temp  96?  Battery 13.0 volts?
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on June 22, 2019, 1407 UTC
4096.370 KHz  Haystack. Weak with long fades.
4102.830 KHz  Windy. Fair signal. Quick breeze.  Temp  85  Battery 12.4 volts
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 09, 2019, 1610 UTC
4096.370 KHz   Haystack. Barely readable
4102.840 KHz  Windy. Very weak.
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 11, 2019, 1310 UTC
2097.310 KHz  "A" beacon. Fair, about 10 dB over the noise floor.
4102.835 KHz  Windy. Fair signal.  Temp  89  Battery 12.6 volts
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 12, 2019, 1354 UTC

4096.365  KHz Haystack. Weak
4102.830 KHz  Windy. Fair signal.  No Breeze. Temp  91  Battery 12.5 volts
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 13, 2019, 1340 UTC
2097.310 KHz  "A" beacon. Weak but readable
4102.835 KHz  Windy. Weak signal. Quick breeze. Temp  91  Battery 12.5 volts
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: syfr on July 14, 2019, 1317 UTC
Tried and tried for the  "a" beacon with no joy when out in the central coast.
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 14, 2019, 1320 UTC
2097.310 KHz  "A" beacon. Barely readable
4102.830 KHz  Windy. Variable strength signal. No breeze. Temp  81  Battery 12.5 volts
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 15, 2019, 0115 UTC
Tried and tried for the  "a" beacon with no joy when out in the central coast.

For me it is best when well before sunrise and well after sunset
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 16, 2019, 1345 UTC
slim pickin's

4102.840 KHz  Windy. Strong signal. Light breeze. Temp  91  Battery 12.5 volts
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 19, 2019, 1236 UTC
2097.310 KHz  "A" beacon. Fair to weak
7039.400 KHz  Russian beacon "M". Very weak signal
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 20, 2019, 1301 UTC
2097.310 KHz  "A" beacon. Fair signal
4102.840 KHz  Windy. Barely readable with long fades
7039.400 KHz  Russian beacon "M". Weak but readable
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 20, 2019, 1333 UTC
Suddenly jumped up in signal strength to be easily readable CW

4102.840 KHz  Windy. Strong signal. No breeze. Temp  89  Battery 12.5 volts
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 22, 2019, 1237 UTC
2097.310 KHz  "A" beacon.
7039.400 KHz  Russian beacon "M"
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 23, 2019, 1304 UTC
2097.310 KHz  "A" beacon.  10 -20 dB over the noise
7039.400 KHz  Russian beacon "M". Barely readable
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 25, 2019, 1340 UTC
2097.310 KHz  Very faint signal.
4096.370 KHz  Haystack. Weak but readable
4102.830 KHz  Windy. Fair signal.  Temp  90  Battery 12.4 volts
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 31, 2019, 1308 UTC
2097.310 KHz  Weak but readable
4096.365 KHz  Haystack. Fair signal
4102.830 KHz  Windy. Very weak signal.
7039.400 KHz  Russian beacon "M". Very weak
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 02, 2019, 1416 UTC
2097.310 KHz  Very weak
4096.365 KHz  Haystack. Faint
4102.830 KHz  Windy. Readable. Light breeze. Tmp 98 Battery 12.5v
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: syfr on August 03, 2019, 0056 UTC
Windy surely is the benchmark!
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 03, 2019, 0151 UTC
Windy surely is the benchmark!

Hopefully the creator will replace the battery when needed and keep it going. Apparently some of the older beacons used to operate at night but the batteries died so only daytime operation is possible.
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 04, 2019, 1419 UTC
4096.365 KHz  Haystack. Faint but clear
4102.830 KHz  Windy. Readable. Quick breeze. Tmp 95 Battery 12.5v
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 05, 2019, 1234 UTC
2097.310 KHz  Beacon "A". About 15 dB over the noise floor

Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 09, 2019, 1301 UTC
2097.310 KHz  Beacon "A". Barely readable through local RFI (I think from grid-tie solar systems)
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 09, 2019, 1318 UTC
4096.365 KHz  Haystack. Started popping up just now, faint but clear
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 15, 2019, 1411 UTC
4096.365 KHz  Haystack. Very faint with fading
4102.830 KHz  Windy. Fair signal. No wind indicated. Temp 104!! Battery 12.5v
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 17, 2019, 1253 UTC
2097.310 KHz  "A" beacon.  25 dB over the noise

Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 17, 2019, 1635 UTC
4102.840 KHz  Windy. Fair signal. Light wind indicated. Temp 103 Battery 13.2v
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 17, 2019, 1822 UTC
4096.010 KHz  Coxie popping up now and then
4096.370 KHz  Haystack is barely readable
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 18, 2019, 1415 UTC
4102.810 KHz  Windy. Fair signal with fading. Barely any breeze. Temp 98 Batt 12.3v
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on September 16, 2019, 1613 UTC
4095.915 KHz  Coxie is getting stronger but also drifting up in frequency
4096.370 KHz  Haystack is weak but readable
4102.840 KHz  Windy with a good signal. Light breeze. Temp 95 deg Battery  12.9 volts
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on September 20, 2019, 1427 UTC
cooler temps and low battery

4102.840 KHz  Windy. Modest breeze. Signal is very good.Temp 75 Battery 12.4v
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on September 23, 2019, 1316 UTC
2097.305 KHz  Signal 20-30 dB over the noise.
4102.840 KHz  Windy. Very faint.
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on September 27, 2019, 1341 UTC
Windy owner/creator: Time for a new battery and bigger solar panels? Winter is approaching.  ;)

4102.840 KHz  Windy. Good signal. No breeze. Tmp 66 Battery a low 12.1 volts
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on September 27, 2019, 1356 UTC
4096.308 KHz  Haystack? Just popped up with a fair signal. Maybe sunlight on the solar panel...
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on September 27, 2019, 1654 UTC

4096.360 KHz  Haystack. Weak signal but has gradually drifted up in frequency from 4096.308 KHz
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on October 01, 2019, 1547 UTC
4096.356 KHz  Haystack. Weak signal with fading
4102.858 KHz  Windy. Fair signal. Light breeze.  Temp  71  Battery  12.7
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on October 05, 2019, 1406 UTC
7039.300 KHz  Russian "K" beacon! Variable signal, from barely readable to fair.
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on October 05, 2019, 1410 UTC
No "A" beacon on 2097

4096.326 KHz  Haystack. Weak with fading
4102.840 KHz  Windy. Good signal. Slow breeze. Temp  72 Battery 12.4 volts
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on October 06, 2019, 1427 UTC
4102.840 KHz  Windy. Good signal with some fades. Little to no breeze. Temp 78 Battery 12.4 volts
7039.300 KHz  Russian "K" beacon! Weak to barely readable
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on October 07, 2019, 1507 UTC
4096.335 KHz  Haystack. Weak but readable
4102.840 KHz  Windy. Strong signal with deep fades. Slow breeze. Temp 81  Battery 12.5 volts
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on October 12, 2019, 1314 UTC
4102.850 KHz  Windy. Strong signal with slow fading. Very slow breeze. Cool at 57 deg  Low Battery 12.3 volts
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on October 12, 2019, 1358 UTC
4096.345 KHz  Haystack. Weak but readable, starting low in frequency
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on October 16, 2019, 1346 UTC

4096.324 KHz  Haystack. Good signal just popped up
4102.840 KHz  Windy. Very weak. Possibly a light breeze. Too weak to figure out the telemetry
7039.200 KHz  Russian beacon "F", Vladivostok. Good signal despite Ham interference.
7039.400 KHz  Russian beacon "F", Magadan. Very weak
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on October 16, 2019, 1358 UTC

4096.324 KHz  Haystack. Seems to have battery issues. The "dash" signal looks like a series of dots on the PX3's waterfall display
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on October 21, 2019, 1427 UTC
4096.324 KHz  Haystack. Weak but readable
4102.840 KHz  Windy. Very weak. No wind.  Temp 73 and 12.4 Battery
7039.200 KHz  Russian beacon "F", Vladivostok. Good signal overall; highly variable but readable

Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on October 21, 2019, 1708 UTC
6700.525 KHz  Hexie2K is coming in with a decent signal and some deep fades
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on October 22, 2019, 1709 UTC
4102.846 KHz  Windy. Very weak. Light wind.  Temp 87 and 13.2v for the battery
6700.530 KHz  Hexie2K is Weak but readable

Title: Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on October 23, 2019, 1418 UTC
4096.325 KHz  Haystack. Weak but readable
4102.840 KHz  Windy. Fair signal with fades. No wind.  Temp 75 and 12.5 Battery
7039.200 KHz  Russian beacon "F", Vladivostok. Good signal