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Loggings => HF Beacons => Topic started by: Teotwaki on August 16, 2014, 2146 UTC

Title: Teotwaki's Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 16, 2014, 2146 UTC
currently receiving 6626.3 "Rainy"  and 6700.5 "Hexie 2K"
21:42 UTC
Using the NRD-525

Jim
Title: Re: Afternoon Beacons
Post by: Teotwaki on October 04, 2014, 2145 UTC
21:44 UTC

Weak with some fading but otherwise decent signal of "Hexy 2K" on 6700.5 KHz 
Weak but readable "Rainy" on 6626.3 KHz

Title: Re: Afternoon Beacons
Post by: Teotwaki on December 07, 2014, 2112 UTC
6700.5 Hexie 2K coming in well

6626.3 Rainy coming in well

Using the KX3/PX3 today
Title: Re: Afternoon Beacons
Post by: Teotwaki on December 29, 2014, 2349 UTC
I've go reception of Hexie on 4096.24 weak but with minimal fades
Title: Re: Afternoon Beacons
Post by: Teotwaki on January 10, 2015, 2123 UTC
A casual spin of the dial netted me just one beacon at this time

Hexie 2K on 6700.5
Title: Re: Afternoon Beacons
Post by: Teotwaki on March 07, 2015, 0114 UTC
I left work a little early today and took a spin of the dial and first thing I heard was "Rocky" on 6626.280 KHz
Title: Re: Afternoon Beacons
Post by: Teotwaki on March 15, 2015, 0012 UTC
the 13 MHz beacon that that Token pointed out is still sounding great at 13,559.86
Title: Re: Afternoon Beacons
Post by: Token on March 15, 2015, 1352 UTC
I left work a little early today and took a spin of the dial and first thing I heard was "Rocky" on 6626.280 KHz

Have you heard the 3rd beacon mixed in with Rocky/Rainy?

T!
Title: Re: Afternoon Beacons
Post by: Teotwaki on March 15, 2015, 2303 UTC
I left work a little early today and took a spin of the dial and first thing I heard was "Rocky" on 6626.280 KHz

Have you heard the 3rd beacon mixed in with Rocky/Rainy?

T!

I have not but I hope that I can catch it!
Title: Re: Afternoon Beacons
Post by: Teotwaki on March 20, 2015, 0018 UTC
I am pretty sure that I am hearing the 3rd beacon that Token alerted me to and it is distinctive. A fast dit that sounds as if it goes up in frequency a little and the PX3's display seems to show that. Maybe a 2 dit/sec rate?. Currently centered at 6626.420 KHz. Local time is 17:05 PST
Title: Re: Afternoon Beacons
Post by: Token on March 20, 2015, 1735 UTC
I am pretty sure that I am hearing the 3rd beacon that Token alerted me to and it is distinctive. A fast dit that sounds as if it goes up in frequency a little and the PX3's display seems to show that. Maybe a 2 dit/sec rate?. Currently centered at 6626.420 KHz. Local time is 17:05 PST

Many of these beacons move around a bit in freq, so the relative frequencies of this trio can be different at different times.

Here is a spectrum shot of Rocky, Rainy, and the Unknown ditter.  At the time of this image Rocky was centered on 6626.7, Rainy on 6626.4, and the Unknown at 6626.2.

(http://www.pbase.com/token/image/159489869/original.jpg)

I think this unknown has been there a while, just not reported.  I would have to look at old SDR recordings to try and come up with a time frame, unfortunately Rocky / Rainy is one I tune to often, but almost never record.

T!
Title: Re: Afternoon Beacons
Post by: Teotwaki on March 20, 2015, 1845 UTC

Many of these beacons move around a bit in freq, so the relative frequencies of this trio can be different at different times.

Here is a spectrum shot of Rocky, Rainy, and the Unknown ditter.  At the time of this image Rocky was centered on 6626.7, Rainy on 6626.4, and the Unknown at 6626.2.

I think this unknown has been there a while, just not reported.  I would have to look at old SDR recordings to try and come up with a time frame, unfortunately Rocky / Rainy is one I tune to often, but almost never record.

T!

After a little while I did recognize the crappy frequency stability of a lot of the pirate beacons. I've been inconsistent about reporting it here as I was more about just logging that it could be heard in my location at certain times of day. Now that I have the PX3 display it does not matter what mode the radio is in as I can rapidly spot signals without having to tune around. My monitoring location is urban-noisy so it takes days with great propagation to hear a lot of these.
Title: Re: Afternoon Beacons
Post by: Token on March 20, 2015, 2146 UTC
2143 and Rocky is gone, all that remains here is Rainy and the Unknown.

T!
Title: Re: Afternoon Beacons
Post by: Teotwaki on March 22, 2015, 2219 UTC
6700.536  Hexie2K with mild fading
Title: Re: Afternoon Beacons
Post by: Teotwaki on March 24, 2015, 0114 UTC
I am hearing the following right now at 18:10 PST local

6626.386  Rainy  weak with mild fading
Title: Re: Afternoon Beacons
Post by: Teotwaki on April 15, 2015, 0048 UTC
6626.410. I am hearing the unknown beacon that lurks above Rocky and Rainy
Title: Re: Afternoon Beacons
Post by: Teotwaki on May 17, 2015, 2333 UTC
lately Rocky (6626.2 KHz) and Rainy (6626.3 KHz) have been the most reliable for reception. I started hearing Rainy late this morning and an still hearing both of them with some fading right now at 16:32 PST here in Southern California.

The "A" beacon on 2097.3 KHz disappeared.
Title: Re: Afternoon Beacons
Post by: Teotwaki on May 19, 2015, 0011 UTC
right now at 17:10 PST in Southern California I am hearing the steady beat of Hexie 2K on 6700.5 KHz
Title: Re: Afternoon Beacons
Post by: Teotwaki on May 19, 2015, 0149 UTC
right now at 18:48 PST I am hearing Rocky fade in and out on 6626.2 KHz
Title: Re: Afternoon Beacons
Post by: Teotwaki on May 22, 2015, 0141 UTC
at 17:00 PST  on 5/21 local in SoCal

Hexie 2K on 6700.5 KHz weak but steady

6626.40 Rainy  with good signal

Rocky 6626.2 KHz doing pretty well

using the KX3, PX3 and 76' end fed

Southern California
Title: Re: Afternoon Beacons
Post by: Teotwaki on May 30, 2015, 2316 UTC
at 23:12Z  on 30May15  SoCal

Hexie 2K on 6700.5 KHz weak but steady, mild fading
Rainy on 6626.3 KHz
Title: Re: Afternoon Beacons
Post by: Teotwaki on July 19, 2015, 2255 UTC
all I am getting is a solid signal for  Rainy on 6626.3 KHz

3:55pm local
Title: Re: Afternoon Beacons
Post by: Teotwaki on July 25, 2015, 1920 UTC
Rainy on 6626.3 KHz
Hexie2K on 6700.5 KHz
Title: Re: Afternoon Beacons
Post by: Teotwaki on July 30, 2015, 2335 UTC
A bit weak but I am receiving Hexie on 6700.5 KHz at 16:35 PST
Title: Re: Afternoon Beacons
Post by: Teotwaki on August 08, 2015, 2225 UTC
I left the receiver parked on 6700.5 KHz and around 15:20 PST Hexie2k rose up out of the noise for 5-6 minutes
Title: Re: Afternoon Beacons
Post by: Teotwaki on August 10, 2015, 2353 UTC
Started listening at 16:30 PST finish about 16:55 PST

6700.500 for Hexie2K with a weak but steady signal
6626.398  Unknown beacon that I've previously logged on 6626.410KHz Too high to be Rocky from 6626.200
Title: Re: Afternoon Beacons
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on August 11, 2015, 0001 UTC
One of these days, I'd like to hear the 6 MHz beacons from out west. Maybe this winter.
Title: Re: Afternoon Beacons
Post by: Teotwaki on August 12, 2015, 2310 UTC
Got home early today!

6626.400 fast ditter
6626.300  Rainy
6700.500  Hexie2K

16:00 hours PST

Jim
Orange County, CA
Title: Re: Afternoon Beacons
Post by: Teotwaki on August 21, 2015, 2354 UTC


6626.400 the unknown fast ditter

16:55 hours PST

Jim
Orange County, CA
Title: Re: Afternoon Beacons
Post by: Teotwaki on September 07, 2015, 2146 UTC
6700.5 KHz hexie2K with a fair signal and little to no fading

14:45 PST
Title: Re: Afternoon Beacons
Post by: Teotwaki on September 13, 2015, 2246 UTC
I hired a guy to trim my trees and he also took out my receive only longwire. I just finished repairs and i can hear

Rainy on 6626.3 KHz
Hexie2k on 6700.5 KHz

At 15:45 PST
Title: Re: Afternoon Beacons
Post by: Teotwaki on September 19, 2015, 2216 UTC

Hexie2k on 6700.5 KHz

At 15:15PST
Title: Re: Afternoon Beacons
Post by: Teotwaki on October 20, 2015, 2013 UTC


Hexie2k on 6700.5 KHz with a strong signal hit by deep fading

Title: Re: Afternoon Beacons
Post by: Teotwaki on November 17, 2015, 0012 UTC
Just got home and Kelsie is coming up out of some long fades on 4096.365 KHz

Jim
Orange County, CA
Title: Re: Afternoon Beacons
Post by: Teotwaki on November 18, 2015, 0112 UTC
2097.31 KHz. Letter A beacon with deep fades and peaking 20dB above the noise
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on November 19, 2015, 0011 UTC
As the sun is setting I managed to get a few weak "whoops" on 4097.2 KHz, the Whooper beacon
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on November 19, 2015, 0028 UTC
beacon "A" is just starting to rise out of the noise on 2097.310 KHz
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: sat_dxer on November 24, 2015, 2330 UTC
16332.4    "M"     Magadan RU from 2315z 24 November 2015 (weak)
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on November 25, 2015, 0042 UTC
All I have found at this time of the day on a cool and cloudy afternoon is beacon "A" on 2097.310 KHz
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on November 25, 2015, 0042 UTC
16332.4    "M"     Magadan RU from 2315z 24 November 2015 (weak)

Nice catch! Where are you located?
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: sat_dxer on November 28, 2015, 0029 UTC
16332.2    "F"     Vladivostok RU from 0015z 28 November 2015
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: sat_dxer on December 05, 2015, 2046 UTC
16331.9    "S"    Severomorsk from 2030z 5 Dec 2015
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 06, 2015, 0103 UTC
started listening again around 3:30 and "A"A on 2097.310 has been very strong, over 20+ dB over the noise floor
Title: Letter beacon V
Post by: SV1XV on December 08, 2015, 0142 UTC
At 01:40 UTC I can hear letter beacon V on 3658 kHz, in the 80 m band, with fairly strong signal.

Title: Re: Letter beacon V
Post by: Teotwaki on December 09, 2015, 0047 UTC
At 01:40 UTC I can hear letter beacon V on 3658 kHz, in the 80 m band, with fairly strong signal

What is your general area of signal reception?
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 09, 2015, 0048 UTC
came home early but so far all I have is:

2097.310 KHz  "A" beacon, fairly weak
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 09, 2015, 0114 UTC
was surprised to have this pop up above the noise just now

4096.240 KHz  Hexie

I left the radio camped on the freq for a while and it paid off  :-)
Title: Frequency change for HG7BHB
Post by: SV1XV on December 13, 2015, 1659 UTC
(http://cdn.ipernity.com/200/03/60/40590360.b88eb361.240.jpg) (http://www.ipernity.com/doc/777361/40590360)
20151214-0318-5352 5-HG7BHB-0007 (http://www.ipernity.com/doc/777361/40590360) par SV1XV (http://www.ipernity.com/home/777361), on ipernity

Today at 1640 I noticed that CW beacon HG7BHB moved to a new frequency, 5352.5 kHz. Until now it was on 5357.0 kHz. The beacon is located in Rackeve, Hungary, JN97LE and transmits 50 W using a 6.5m longwire antenna @4m.


Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 18, 2015, 2101 UTC
Hexie2K running 25Hz low at 6700.475 KHz with good signal strength
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 24, 2015, 2111 UTC
6626.475 Rainy weak with fading
6700.496 Hexie2K weak with fading
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 25, 2015, 2134 UTC
prior to noon Rainy was very weak and fading heavily. It is now maintaining a more steady signal strength but the fading kicks in every so often and lasts for a while. At the moment this is the only beacon that I am receiving
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 28, 2015, 2013 UTC

6700.450 Hexie2K weak signal with mild fading
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: sat_dxer on December 31, 2015, 2310 UTC
16332.2    "F"     Vladivostok RU from 2308z 31 December 2015
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 07, 2016, 0131 UTC
Got home a little early today but the American beacons were quiet

8494.800 KHz Russian letter beacon P at Kaliningrad, very weak
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: sat_dxer on January 12, 2016, 2334 UTC
16332.4 "M" Magadan? from 2330z 12 January 2016
13528.4 "M" Magadan? from 2345z 12 January 2016
w/earlier
16332.3 "K" Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky? from 2315z 12 January 2016
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 13, 2016, 0040 UTC
12 Jan 14:37 PST local Jan 12

2097.3 KHz A beacon came up for a bit then faded right out
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 13, 2016, 0142 UTC
as the afternoon turns to evening I have seen one surprise

8494.800 KHz Russian beacon P weak but readable
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: sat_dxer on January 13, 2016, 2152 UTC
13528.4 "M" Magadan? fade in from 2145z 13 January 2016
16332.3 "K" Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky? from 2230z 13 January 2016
8494.8    "P"    Kaliningrad? from 2305z 13 Jan 2016
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 14, 2016, 0009 UTC

8494.800 KHz Russian beacon P back today, weak but readable
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: sat_dxer on January 16, 2016, 0049 UTC
8494.9    "S"    Severomorsk? from 0045z 16 Jan 2016
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: sat_dxer on January 17, 2016, 0037 UTC
8494.9    "S"    Severomorsk? from 0035z 17 Jan 2016

10871.9    "S"  Severomorsk? from 0040z 17 Jan 2016
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 17, 2016, 2233 UTC
been hearing Rainy fade in and out on 6626.3 KHz
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 18, 2016, 0101 UTC
2097.300 KHz  letter beacon A coming up out of the noise
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 05, 2016, 0128 UTC
got home at 4 pM local time and started listening

2097.315 KHz  CW letter beacon A coming up out of the noise after 40 minutes or so
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 05, 2016, 0139 UTC
Took a spin up to the 8 MHz range

8494.900 KHz  Russian CW beacon "S" just barely audible. Spotted it on the spectrum display
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 06, 2016, 0139 UTC

got home at 4 pM local time and started listening but absolutely nothing to hear until 5-ish

2097.315 KHz  CW letter beacon A
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: sat_dxer on February 09, 2016, 2125 UTC
10871.9    "S"  Severomorsk? from 2100z 9 Feb 2016
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 11, 2016, 0007 UTC
6626.430KHz   Unknown fast ditter
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 11, 2016, 0128 UTC
2097.315 KHz   CW beacon A  starting to come in but with long, deep fades and peaks about  10 dB above the noise floor
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 13, 2016, 0120 UTC

2097.305KHz   CW beacon A  about 15 dB above the noise floor
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 19, 2016, 0156 UTC
2097.310 KHz   CW beacon A  at10 dB above the noise floor
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 21, 2016, 0032 UTC

6626.400 KHz   Unknown fast ditter
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: sat_dxer on February 25, 2016, 2242 UTC
20048.2   "F"   Vladivostok  from 2235z 25 Feb 2016
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 26, 2016, 2250 UTC
Hexie2K high in frequency at 6700.545 KHz
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 28, 2016, 0112 UTC
This morning Rainy was on 6626.450 about 10 AM local and I've been watching it drop in frequency through the day. Now at 17:10 local it is at 6626.260 KHz
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: sat_dxer on March 04, 2016, 2230 UTC
20048.2   "F"   Vladivostok  from 2225z 4 March 2016

fade  in 20048.3 "K" Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky? from 2335z 4 March 2016
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 05, 2016, 0018 UTC
6626.350 KHz Rainy with deep slow fading
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 09, 2016, 0121 UTC
6626.400  Unknown fast ditter at the strongest that I have ever seen it. Fast fades with signal peaks 10 dB above the noise floor
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 09, 2016, 0150 UTC
10,872.300 KHz Russian Beacon K came up for about ten minutes then faded before I could finish typing.  😎
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: sat_dxer on March 09, 2016, 2305 UTC
20048.2   "F"   Vladivostok  fade in from 2301z 9 March 2016
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 11, 2016, 0144 UTC
4096.360 KHz Hexie weak but recognizable

4095.950 KHz. Viking slow dasher? Similar to Hexie with 3 second-ish dash. Weak.
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 12, 2016, 0103 UTC
4096.350 KHz Hexie pretty weak

4095.950 KHz. Viking slow dasher with 3 second dash. Weak with heavy fades
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: sat_dxer on March 13, 2016, 2339 UTC
16332.2   "F"   Vladivostok  from 2330z 13 March 2016

w/fade in of 16332.3 "K" Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky? from 2335z 13 March 2016
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 14, 2016, 0012 UTC
4096.368 KHz Hexie

4095.896 KHz. Viking slow dasher with 3 second dash

6626.400  KHz  Unknown fast ditter

Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 15, 2016, 0111 UTC
2097.310 KHZ  CW beacon A
4096.368 KHz  Hexie
4095.914 KHz  Viking
6626.390 KHz  Rainy
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: sat_dxer on March 15, 2016, 2116 UTC
20048.2   "F"   Vladivostok  fade in from 2115z 15 March 2016
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 16, 2016, 0008 UTC
4096.383 KHz  Hexie
4095.897 KHz  Viking
6626.416 KHz  Rainy
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 17, 2016, 0056 UTC
4096.380 KHz  Hexie about 10 dB above the noise
4095.903 KHz  Viking also about 10 dB up
6626.400 KHz  Rainy pretty strong with short shallow fades
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 17, 2016, 0102 UTC
2097.310 KHz CW beacon A with long deep fades then some peaks of 10 dB above the noise
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 18, 2016, 0016 UTC
4095.869KHz  Viking
4096.378 KHz  Hexie
6626.407 KHz  Rainy
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 18, 2016, 0020 UTC
7998.490 KHz  Hiker, a slow dasher, mild fading. First time I have picked it up
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: sat_dxer on March 18, 2016, 2358 UTC
20048.3 "K" Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky? from 2355z 18 March 2016

& 20048.2   "F"   Vladivostok  from 0000z 19 March 2016
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 19, 2016, 0101 UTC
6626.360 KHz  Rainy
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 19, 2016, 0104 UTC
4096.368 KHz Hexie
4095.900 KHz  Viking
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 19, 2016, 2259 UTC
4096.063KHz  Viking high in frequency compared to morning and night time.
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 21, 2016, 2324 UTC
6626.420 KHz Rainy
6700.490 KHz  Hexie2K
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 22, 2016, 0012 UTC
4096.375 KHz  Hexie, very weak
4095.805 KHz  Viking, very weak
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 23, 2016, 0134 UTC
4096.375 KHz  Hexie,  weak
4095.805 KHz  Viking, weak
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 23, 2016, 2331 UTC
6626.450 KHz  Rainy

6700.507 KHz  Hexie2K
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 24, 2016, 2221 UTC
6700.540 KHz  Hexie2K weak signal
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 25, 2016, 0055 UTC
6626.400 KHz Rainy is readable
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 25, 2016, 0122 UTC
My first time to ever hear this one

4106.733 KHz Dasher (?)
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 26, 2016, 0027 UTC
4095. 844 KHz Viking weak but readable
4096.384 KHz  Hexie going through fades
4106.733 KHz  slow CW??
6626.400 KHz  Rainy
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 27, 2016, 0041 UTC
6626.428 KHz  Rainy
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 28, 2016, 0108 UTC
6626.390 KHz  Rainy with deep fades
4096.365 KHz  Hexie
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 28, 2016, 2332 UTC
6700.483 KHz  Hexie2K fair signal with fast fading
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 28, 2016, 2340 UTC
Watching Viking rapidly drop in frequency in mere minutes. Must be in the shadows and coolong off. Started at 4096.960 and it is already down to 4096.024. Some mild fading going on too, making it a little harder to track
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 31, 2016, 0056 UTC
6626.420 KHz Unknown fast dinner

4096.371 KHz Hexie
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 31, 2016, 1906 UTC
6700.500 KHz Hexie2K  weak but readable
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 05, 2016, 0018 UTC
4095.875 KHz  Viking
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 05, 2016, 2150 UTC
6700.550 KHz Hexie2K  with deep fades
6626.4    KHz Rainy with deep fades
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 07, 2016, 0111 UTC
6626.375 KHz beacon Rainy with a good signal but long deep fades making it disappear
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 08, 2016, 0125 UTC
4095.905 KHz  Viking
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 09, 2016, 2307 UTC
Cloudy weather today that may hamper solar powered beacons

6700.505 KHz Hexie2K
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 13, 2016, 0004 UTC
4095.985 KHz  Viking coming in strong
6626.422 KHz  Unknown fast ditter coming in strong
6700.505 KHz  Hexie2K with a decent signal and mild fading
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 13, 2016, 0012 UTC
7998.430 KHz Hiker, fair signal with deep fades

I have two receivers on two different antennas and sometimes I will hear it only on one radio, sometimes on both
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 17, 2016, 1907 UTC
6626.430 KHz  Rainy
6700.525 KHz  Hexie2k
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 19, 2016, 0053 UTC
7039.350 KHz

Right this moment I can actually hear what sounds like T but it is on 7039.350 KHz which seems far off frequency for the typical Russian beacon. Signal strength is 10 dB or so above the noise floor with periodic quick fading or interruptions in the signal. Also the time of day is wrong for receiving Russian beacons here. So maybe it is a hobbyist?

6626.400 KHz  unknown ditter, very weak
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 20, 2016, 0036 UTC
4095.300 KHz unknown dasher, very weak
4095.895 KHz  Viking
4096.370 KHz  Hexie
7039.345 KHz beacon T, maybe 10 dB peaks at best with fading
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 22, 2016, 0145 UTC

4095.305 KHz unknown dasher, weak but readable
4095.900 KHz  Viking, weak but readable
4096.365 KHz  Hexie, weak but readable
7039.360 KHz beacon T, maybe 10 dB peaks at best with fading


i heard the Russian M beacon this morning on 7039.400 so that answers the question of them not being related
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 23, 2016, 2102 UTC
4095.305 KHz unknown dasher, almost 10 dB peaks, no fading
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 27, 2016, 0053 UTC
6626.430 KHz  Rainy weak but clear. Not heard it in a while
4095.305 KHz. Unknown dasher with a good signal, maybe 10 dB above the noise
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 28, 2016, 0018 UTC
4095.308 KHz  unknown dasher with fair sig
4095.953 KHz  Viking fair sig
4096.362 KHz  Hexie barely readable
6626.380 KHz  Rainy barely readable
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 28, 2016, 1909 UTC
4095.30 KHz  unknown dasher with weak sig
6626.40 KHz  Rainy barely readable
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 01, 2016, 2121 UTC
6700.540 KHz  Hexie2K with a fair signal
4095.310 KHz  unknown dasher
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 02, 2016, 0201 UTC
4095.305 KHz  Unknown dasher
4096.365 KHz Hexie, weak but readable
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 03, 2016, 0157 UTC
4095.305 KHz  Unknown dasher, very weak
4095.890 KHz  Viking, very weak
4096.365 KHz Hexie, fairly readable
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 03, 2016, 2349 UTC
6700.530  KHz  Hexie2K about 15 dB above the noise, no fading
4097.343  KHz  was expecting the Whooper but this is more like a long dash. Maybe just local RFI
4095.992 KHz  Viking high in frequency. Very strong. Warmer temps out in that area.
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 08, 2016, 2130 UTC
4102.346 KHz good strong signal and on the waterfall I can now see it is very slow FSK and not Morse.
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 10, 2016, 2010 UTC
6700.965 KHz  Sort of a slow dasher, peaks about 20 dB above noise

I say "sort of" because there are points with brief pauses. I've not tried counting dashes or looking for a pattern just yet.
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 10, 2016, 2014 UTC
6700.535 KHz  Hexie2K weak but readable
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 11, 2016, 0016 UTC
been camping out and waiting for Rainy to make a showing today

6626.400 KHz  Rainy, good signal now
6700.965 KHz  Dasher with unknown pattern
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 12, 2016, 0108 UTC
4102.345 KHz  Windy? Great signal. Interesting pattern.
6626.400 KHz  Rainy back again, good signal
6700.940 KHz  "Dasher" with seemingly random pattern. Right now there are two seconds or more between dashes
7998.430 KHz slow dashes but not continuous. Maybe 6-7 in a row then a gap which could be fades. Good signal otherwise.
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 12, 2016, 2336 UTC
6700.524 KHz  Hexie2K with a decent signal
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 13, 2016, 1928 UTC
6700.530 KHz  Hexie2K with a faint signal, with fading
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 14, 2016, 2125 UTC

4102.335 KHz  Windy? Good signal.
6700.535 KHz. hexie2K, weak signal with fading
6700.9435 KHz  "Dasher" with a big signal peaking 25 dB above the noise floor
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 17, 2016, 0013 UTC
4102.340 KHz  Windy? Good signal.
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 17, 2016, 0020 UTC

4095.309 KHz  unknown dasher with fair sig
4095.945 KHz  Viking fair sig
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 19, 2016, 0123 UTC
4096.370 KHz  Hexie, just barely audible
6626.370 KHz  Rainy, decent signal
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 19, 2016, 2148 UTC
4096.370 KHz  Hexie, just barely audible
6626.340 KHz  Rainy, decent signal, mild fading, sometimes with signal peaks of 10 dB or more over the noise floor
6700.525 KHz  Hexie2K with peaks 12 dB or so above the noise floor
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 20, 2016, 2356 UTC
6700.505 KHz  Hexie2K with a good signal but also fast deep fades
6626.435 KHz  unknown ditter with a great signal and fast fades
6626.200 KHz  Rainy with a great signal and fast fades
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: tesla on May 21, 2016, 0002 UTC
Hexie   6700.5   time 0000 utc   weak but good copy , first time in years
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 21, 2016, 0118 UTC
Most excellent!
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 23, 2016, 2337 UTC
6626.425 KHz  Unknown dasher with a good signal
6626.235 KHz  Rainy with a good signal
6700.510 KHz  Hexie2K with a fair signal plus deep fades
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 26, 2016, 0110 UTC
6626.395 KHz  Rainy with a weak signal
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 26, 2016, 2023 UTC

6626.400 KHz  Rainy with a fair signal

Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 28, 2016, 1901 UTC
7039.350 KHz T beacon popped up for 20 seconds or so then faded out
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 31, 2016, 0036 UTC
4095.880 KHz  Viking weak sig
4096.370 KHz  Hexie very weak sig
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on June 01, 2016, 0114 UTC
7998.410 KHz  Hiker beacon, fair signal then fades down to barely readable.
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on June 04, 2016, 2320 UTC
6701.425 KHz  dasher? about 20 dB above the noise

Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on June 07, 2016, 0430 UTC
6701.425 KHz  dasher? Long dashes today, about 20 dB above the noise

Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on June 08, 2016, 0041 UTC
4095.900 KHZ  Viking with a readable signal, about 200 Hz higher than this morning
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on June 09, 2016, 0101 UTC
6701.425 KHz  dasher? about 10 dB above the noise


Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on June 10, 2016, 0014 UTC

6701.425 KHz  dasher? about 15 dB above the noise today
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on June 10, 2016, 2307 UTC
6626.395 KHz  Rainy, weak signals with long fades
6701.410 KHz  Unknown dasher, weak but readable
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on June 19, 2016, 0041 UTC
6626.390 KHz  Rainy, fair to strong signal, mild fading
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 02, 2016, 2350 UTC
6700.515 KHz  Hexie2K weak but readable
4096.019 KHz  Viking with a good signal
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 04, 2016, 2123 UTC

6700.500 KHz  Hexie2K weak but readable

Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 14, 2016, 0001 UTC
6626.360 KHz  Rainy with a fair signal
6700.500 KHz  Hexie2K fair signal with fading

Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 17, 2016, 1945 UTC
6700.510 KHz  Hexie2K, weak but steady
6626.400 KHz  Rainy, weak
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 22, 2016, 0024 UTC

4095.915 KHz  Viking with a good signal
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 27, 2016, 2354 UTC
6700.478 KHz  Hexie2k a little low in frequency, good signal with long deep fades
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on October 01, 2016, 2308 UTC

6700.537 KHz  Hexie2k a little high in frequency, good signal with quick fades
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on October 07, 2016, 2039 UTC
6700.540 KHz  Hexie2k a little high in frequency, fair signal with slow fades

Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on October 14, 2016, 0129 UTC
4096.365 KHz  Haystack weak but readable late in the day
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: sat_dxer on November 23, 2016, 2107 UTC
10871.9kHz    "S"  Severomorsk? from 2100z 23 Nov 2016
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: sat_dxer on December 17, 2016, 2342 UTC
10871.9kHz    "S"  Severomorsk? from 2340z 17 Dec 2016

also:
8494.9kHz     "S"  Severomorsk? from 0030z 18 Dec 2016
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 19, 2016, 2354 UTC
2097.320 KHz  Beacon "A", weak with fading
7998.520 KHz  Hiker. Weak
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: sat_dxer on December 22, 2016, 2241 UTC
13528.4 "M" Magadan? from 2230z 22 December 2016
also a weaker
10872.3 "K" Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy? from 2230z 22 December 2016

and finally fade in of
13528.2 "F"  Vladivostok? from 2330z 22 December 2016
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 23, 2016, 2357 UTC
4096.370 KHz  Haystack, very weak
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 03, 2017, 0103 UTC
4096.370 KHz  Haystack, good copy for the last few hours
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: sat_dxer on January 07, 2017, 2311 UTC
16332.4khz "M" Magadan? from 2300z 7 January 2017
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 20, 2017, 0049 UTC
7998.310 KHz  Shorty with big peaks and long deep fades
7998.520 KHz  Hiker maybe, really weak
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 20, 2017, 0052 UTC
2097.310 KHz  Letter beacon "A". Weak with deep fades
4096.375 KHz  Haystack. Fair signal
7039.400 KHz  Russian letter beacon M. Weak but readable. Some fading
7998.475 KHz  Hiker. Fair signal with deep fading
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: sat_dxer on January 30, 2017, 2034 UTC
10871.9kHz    "S"  Severomorsk? from 2032z 30 Jan 2017

Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 20, 2017, 2210 UTC
6700.510 KHz  Hexie2K. Weak, but fading in and out. Heard it two days ago in the late morning too.
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: sat_dxer on February 22, 2017, 0011 UTC
Weaker but still there on 10871.9kHz    "S"  Severomorsk? from 0010z 22 Feb 2017
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 23, 2017, 0009 UTC
4095.940 KHz  Viking. Weak but readable
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 05, 2017, 2337 UTC
Viking with weak but readable signal. About noon time it was at 4096.137 KHz and now (23:37Z 5Mar17)  it is at 4096.005 KHz and will probably drop further as the afternoon wanes.
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 05, 2017, 2339 UTC
4096.360 KHz  Haystack. Weak but readable
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 05, 2017, 2348 UTC
4102.315 KHz WINDY????  Or some sort of irregular patterned dasher? Fair signal
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 09, 2017, 0219 UTC

4096.370 KHz  Haystack, very solid 10 dB over the noise with fades once in a while
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 10, 2017, 0131 UTC
4096.370 KHz  Haystack, about 5 dB over the noise with some fading
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 10, 2017, 0156 UTC
6699.610 KHz  Unknown slow dasher. It's very weak and I don't think it is Hexi2K
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 11, 2017, 2226 UTC
6700.545 KHz  Hexie2K. Very weak but have not heard it in a very long time
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 15, 2017, 0110 UTC
4086.810 KHz  First time to hear this 1.8 second dasher! Weak but readable. Cool!!
4096.370 KHz  Haystack, weak but readable
7039.379 KHz  T ? weak but readable
7039.580 KHz  Unknown but may be a Ham radio CW beacon
7508.985 KHz  Unknown fast dasher?
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 17, 2017, 1914 UTC
6700.550 KHz  Hexie2K. Very weak
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 17, 2017, 1955 UTC
6626.4-ish KHz   Rainy and Ditter, very weak so hard to dial in exact frequencies for each.
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 17, 2017, 2034 UTC
4102.330 KHz Windy? Good signal. Appears to be sending single Morse letters with long spaces inbetween, unsure of pattern.

Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 22, 2017, 0037 UTC
4095.825 KHz  Coxie. Weak but readable
4096.370 KHz  Haystack, fair signal
4102.325 KHz  Windy. Weak but readable
7508.990 KHz  Unknown fast dasher?
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: mudpuppy on March 24, 2017, 0025 UTC

0010Z    6626.46  fast ditter (>10dits/sec)  Rocky? steady but weak
0018Z    4096.38  Haystack   extremely weak, long fades
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 29, 2017, 0033 UTC
all times are as of this posting

4095.840 KHz  Viking. Very weak
4096.385 KHz  Haystack. Weak but readable
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 31, 2017, 2018 UTC
6700.505 KHz  Hexie2K. Good signal, about 10 dB above the noise floor
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 01, 2017, 0130 UTC
6626.400 KHz   Ditter, pretty fair signal. Do not hear Rainy at all
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 12, 2017, 0158 UTC
Last week I spent five days camping in the Nevada desert.

This log is from 4/5/17 at 14:30 PST

13527.9 KHz  Russian letter S. Weak but readable
6700.5   KHz  Hexie2k
6626.4   KHz  Ditter
6626.3   KHz  Rainy
6626.2   KHz  Rocky
4096.37 KHz  Haystack
4096.05 KHz  Hexie
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 15, 2017, 2142 UTC
6700.540 KHz  Hexie2k with a fair signal
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 18, 2017, 0032 UTC
4095.876 KHz Coxie. Barely readable
4096.370 KHz Haystack. Barely readable
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 18, 2017, 0035 UTC
7039.390 KHz  T beacon. Readable but with deep fades.
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 18, 2017, 0045 UTC
7508.985 KHz  Unknown dasher.  Weak but readable
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 18, 2017, 0053 UTC
6626.385 KHz  Fast ditter. Very weak
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 20, 2017, 0058 UTC
4096.370 KHz Haystack. Weak, readable with fading
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 28, 2017, 2312 UTC
4096.085 KHz Coxie. weak with fading
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 28, 2017, 2316 UTC
6700.525 KHz  Hexie2k. Weak with fading
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 30, 2017, 2157 UTC
6700.545 KHz  Hexie2k. Weak with fading and occasional peaks about 10 dB above the noise
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 30, 2017, 2209 UTC
6626.416 KHz  Fast Ditter is popping up out of the noise
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 30, 2017, 2215 UTC
6626.280 KHz  Rainy popping up with a decent signal, a little hard to find the exact center freq but I'm glad to hear so many 6 MHz beacons
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 07, 2017, 2239 UTC
6700.580 KHz  Hexie2k. Weak with fading
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 07, 2017, 2241 UTC
6700.450 KHz  Rainy. Good signal.
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 12, 2017, 1905 UTC
6700.540 KHz  Rainy. Fair signal.
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 12, 2017, 2107 UTC
6626.200 KHz  Rainy seems to be low in frequency. Good signal enabled me to center on the spectrum of the waterfall.
6626.400 KHz  Ditter. Weak but readable.
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 12, 2017, 2135 UTC
4096.100 KHz  Coxie, based on duration of the dash. Fair signal but with deep fades
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 13, 2017, 2254 UTC
4096.110 KHz  Coxie, based on duration of the dash. Fair signal. Been watching it since this morning as it drifted up from 4095.940
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 23, 2017, 0046 UTC
6626.370 KHz  Hexie2K is popping up out of the noise for a bit then slowly fades out, then back up
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 23, 2017, 0100 UTC
4095.760 KHz  Coxie. Weak but readable.
4096.375 KHz  Haystack. Weak but readable
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on May 24, 2017, 0023 UTC
4102.720 KHz  Windy. Frequency wanders up and down a bit. Some fading can make  the data hard to copy but generally a good signal
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: sat_dxer on June 20, 2017, 2015 UTC
13528.4kHz    "M"  from 1930z 20 Jun 2017

10872.2kHz (Spurious frequency?)  (Marker?) "D" from 2010z 20 Jun 2017

fade in
13528.2kHz "F" from 2315z 20 Jun 2017
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 11, 2017, 0149 UTC
4102.720 KHz  Windy. About +15 dB over the noise. Sounds like a good breeze is blowing

Morse sounded like 103 degrees temp and 13.4 Volts for the battery
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 13, 2017, 0036 UTC
4095.905 KHz  Viking. Fair signal with some fades
4096.370 KHz  Haystack. Barely readable
4102.725 KHz  Windy. Strong. Temp 109 degrees. Battery 13.6 volts. Decent breeze


Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 15, 2017, 0053 UTC
4095.805 KHz  Viking. Weak but readable
4096.375 KHz  Haystack. Weak but readable
4102.725 KHz  Windy. Strong. Temp 113 degrees! Battery 13.8 volts. Light breeze
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 15, 2017, 1918 UTC
6626.370 KHz  Rainy is rising up out of the noise then fades of for 10 - 15 seconds
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 18, 2017, 2247 UTC
4102.720 KHz  Windy. very weak
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 19, 2017, 2142 UTC
4102.7 KHz  Windy. Barely readable

Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 22, 2017, 2245 UTC
6700.515 KHz  Hexie2K is weak and barely readable

Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 27, 2017, 2152 UTC
4102.715 KHz Windy. Weak signal. Transmitter sag, maybe due to high temps?. Light breeze. Temp 113 deg. Battery 13.6 volts
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 10, 2017, 0046 UTC
4096.370 KHz  Viking, weak but readable.

I have not heard Windy in a while and am wondering if it is off the air.
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 18, 2017, 0059 UTC
4096.365 KHz  Haystack. Very weak with fades
4102.715 KHz Windy??  Good signal, about 15 dB over the noise. Pattern of dashes.
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 20, 2017, 2057 UTC
Hooray!! I've not heard it in a while

6700.525 KHz  Hexie2K!!! Good signal but with fades.
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 29, 2017, 2342 UTC
4095.970 KHz  Viking. About 10 dB above the noise floor. Some fades.
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on September 03, 2017, 1857 UTC
6700.515 KHz  Hexie2K with a decent signal, maybe +10 dB above the noise with slow fades
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on September 03, 2017, 1905 UTC
6626.360 KHz  Rainy popped up briefly and clearly then dropped out of sight
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on September 21, 2017, 0058 UTC
4096.370 KHz  Haystack. Good signal with some fades
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on September 21, 2017, 2215 UTC
6626.360 KHz  Rainy with a good signal but also some long fades
6700.500 KHz  Hexie2K with a fair signal

Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on September 22, 2017, 0115 UTC
2097.305 KHz  A letter beacon. Weak
4095.940 KHz  Viking. Weak
4096.370 KHz  Haystack. Weak
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on September 23, 2017, 2114 UTC
6 MHz beacons are becoming audible again

6626.280 KHz  Rainy. Good signal with fast, short fades
6700.520 KHz  Hexie2k. Fair signal with mild fades
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on September 24, 2017, 2115 UTC
6626.200 KHz  Rainy. Good signal with fast, short fades
6700.530 KHz  Hexie2k. Fair signal with sharp fades
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on September 27, 2017, 2334 UTC

4095.900 KHz  Viking popping up but super weak
4096.380 KHz  Haystack weak but readable.
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on September 30, 2017, 0021 UTC
4095.770 KHz  Viking is super weak
4096.375 KHz  Haystack weak but readable.
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on October 06, 2017, 2026 UTC
6700.535 KHz  Hexie2k. Weak but readable
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on October 06, 2017, 2034 UTC
6626.100 KHz  Rainy popped up with a decent signal
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on October 06, 2017, 2047 UTC
Rainy is malfunctioning. I can see it suddenly jump about 50 Hz higher in frequency to 6626.150 and the "drip" rate will also jump higher in speed.

EDIT: Maybe it is due to a shift in voltage due to the solar charging?
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on October 11, 2017, 0113 UTC
4102.830 KHz  Windy.  Peaks of 15 dB over the noise with fades making the Morse hard to copy

Been watching the temp go down over the last hour crom 82 to 76 degrees. Battery voltage ran from 12.8 to 13.0 then down to 12.9 now
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on November 21, 2017, 0019 UTC
2097.315 KHz  A letter beacon. Weak
4096.370 KHz  Haystack. Weak
4102.847 KHz  Windy. +20 dB over the noise. Slight breeze. Temp - 67  Battery - 12.9 volts
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on November 21, 2017, 2309 UTC
4102.847 KHz  Windy. +10 dB over the noise. Slight breeze. Temp - 87  Battery - 13.6 volts
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on November 22, 2017, 2330 UTC
4096.370 KHz  Haystack. Very weak with fading
4102.855 KHz  Windy. +15 dB over the noise. Very little wind. Temp - 88  Battery - 14.3 volts
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 01, 2017, 0054 UTC
4096.370 KHz  Haystack. Very
4102.855 KHz  Windy. +15 dB over the noise. Light wind. Temp - 64  Battery - 12.7  volts
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 02, 2017, 2155 UTC
4095.982 KHz  Viking. Fair signal, drifting in frequency
4096.380 KHz  Haystack. Weak with long fades.
4102.850 KHz. Light breeze. Temp 82 and battery 14.2 volts
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 07, 2017, 0028 UTC
2097.315 KHz  Letter beacon A. Weak with fades
4096.370 KHz  Haystack. Fair signal with sharp fades
4102.850 KHz. Windy. Quick breeze. Temp 62 and battery 12.9 volts
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 09, 2017, 2022 UTC
6700.510 KHz  Hexie2k. Weak but clearly readable
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 10, 2017, 2347 UTC
2097.315 KHz Letter beacon A. Weak but readable
4096.365 KHz  Haystack. Weak signal
4102.850 KHz. Windy. Fair signal with fades. Slight breeze. Temp 75 and battery 13.3 volts
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 15, 2017, 0030 UTC
2097.315 KHz Letter beacon A. Good signal with mild fades
4096.370 KHz  Haystack. Weak signal
4102.850 KHz. Windy. Good signal. Brisk breeze. Temp 67 and battery 12.9 volts
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on December 26, 2017, 0016 UTC
2097.315 KHz Letter beacon A. Barely readable
4102.850 KHz. Windy. Good signal. Light breeze. Temp 51 and battery 12.4 volts (low voltage, must be cloudy?)
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 03, 2018, 0106 UTC
4102.812 KHz. Windy. Good signal. High wind/steady tone?. Temp 68 and battery 11.8 volts
4096.360 KHz  Haystack. Weak but readable signal
2097.315 KHz  Letter beacon "A". About 20 dB over the noisel
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 07, 2018, 2340 UTC
4096.365 KHz  Haystack. Weak but readable
4102.820 KHz  Windy is dying. The signal is barely readable. It only sends a Morse letter S once every 50 - 60 seconds.
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 27, 2018, 2056 UTC
6700.490 KHz  Hexie2k. Barely readable
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 27, 2018, 2059 UTC
6626.323 KHz  Rainy. Fair signal
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 27, 2018, 2136 UTC
4096.093 KHz  Coxie's 4.5-ish seconds long dash. Fair signal
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on January 31, 2018, 0036 UTC
2097.315 KHz  A letter beacon. 15 dB over th noise
4096.370 KHz  Haystack. Weak withdep fades
4102.820 KHz  Windy. +10 dB over the noise. Slight breeze. Tmp 72 - 12.2 volts
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 11, 2018, 2159 UTC
4096.095 KHz  Coxie's 4.5-ish seconds long dash. Fair signal.
4102.835 KHz  Windy. Fair signal. 73 degrees 12.4v
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on February 20, 2018, 0108 UTC
2097.330 KHz  A letter beacon. 5 - 10 dB over the noise with deep fades
4096.380 KHz  Haystack. Weak but readable
4102.830 KHz  Windy. +10 dB over the noise. Quick breeze. Tmp 52 Battery 11.9 volts
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 05, 2018, 0127 UTC
4096.360 KHz  Haystack. Weak but readable, some long fades too.
4102.840 KHz  Windy. Weak but readable. Quick breeze. Tmp 57 Battery 12.0 volts Firs time in a while I've seen it at 12 volts
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 15, 2018, 0028 UTC
4102.845 KHz  Windy. Broken again. Sending 4 dots. Last night it was down to 11.5 volts when it went off the air.
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 15, 2018, 0050 UTC
4095.785 KHz  Viking. Very weak with long fades
4096.380 KHz  Haystack. Fair signal.
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 22, 2018, 0106 UTC
4096.365 KHz  Haystack. Barely readable
4102.820 KHz  Windy. +10 dB over the noise. Slight breeze. Tmp 79 - 12.2 volts
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 24, 2018, 2013 UTC
6700.510 KHz  Hexie2k. Weak but readable, with fading
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 24, 2018, 2221 UTC
4096.105 KHz  Coxie Barely readable
4102.830 KHz  Windy. Weak signal. Slight breeze. Tmp 75 - 12.5 volts
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 29, 2018, 0028 UTC
4095.845 KHz  Viking. Very weak
4096.370 KHz  Haystack. Very weak
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 30, 2018, 2108 UTC
4102.820 KHz  Windy. Weak. Sounds like a light breeze with some bursts of wind. Temp ?  Sounds like 12.8 volts being sent. Pretty decent battery voltage
6700.542 KHz  Hexie. Strong and clear
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on March 31, 2018, 2239 UTC
4102.835 KHz  Windy. Fair. Light breeze, variable. Temp  89  and 12.6 volts

Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 04, 2018, 0043 UTC
4095.810 KHz  Coxie. Barely readable
4096.370 KHz  Haystack. Barely readable
4102.802 KHz  Windy. +10 dB over the noise. Variable breeze. Tmp 86 - 12.5  volts
Title: Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 13, 2018, 2340 UTC
4096.035 KHz  Coxie. Weak but readable
4102.802 KHz  Windy. Weak but readable. No breeze. Temp 75  Battery 12.4  volts

EDIT

6700.505 KHz  Hexie 2K. Weak but readable 
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on April 14, 2018, 2148 UTC
4102.830 KHz  Windy. Barely readable
6700.525 KHz  Hexie 2K. Weak but readable
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on June 01, 2018, 2319 UTC
4096.075 KHz  Coxie's 4.5-ish seconds long dash. Fair signal.
4102.835 KHz  Windy beacon. Light breeze. Fair signal. 102 degrees 13.8v
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on June 05, 2018, 2328 UTC
4102.830 KHz  Windy beacon. Light breeze. Fair signal. 104 degrees 13.8v
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on June 06, 2018, 2318 UTC
4102.832 KHz  Windy beacon. Light breeze. Fair signal. 102 degrees 13.7v
6626.512 KHz  Hexie2K. Weak but readable
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on June 07, 2018, 0015 UTC
4095.948 KHz  Coxie. Weak
6626.378 KHz  Ditter. Fair to weak signal
6700.505 KHz  Hexie2K with a good signal
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on June 16, 2018, 2357 UTC
4102.840 KHz  Windy beacon. Light breeze with gusts. Fair signal. 92 degrees 13.4v

Title: Re: Teotwaki's Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 02, 2018, 2323 UTC
4096.055 kHz  Coxie. Fair signal
4102.840 KHz  Windy beacon. Light breeze with gusts. Fair signal. 107 degrees 13.8v
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 12, 2018, 0029 UTC
4096.370 KHz  Haystack, Readable
4102.835 KHz  "Windy" beacon. Little to no breeze. Fair signal with fades. 87 degrees 12.9v  I believe the temps and voltage level are due to some clouds over the area.
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 19, 2018, 2352 UTC
4096.031 KHz   Coxie popped up then fadd out
4102.814 KHz  "Windy" beacon. Little breeze. Fair with fades. 103 degrees 13.2 volts
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 21, 2018, 2130 UTC
6700.517 KHz  Hexie2K is very strong with mild fades
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 22, 2018, 2150 UTC
6700.506 KHz  Hexie2K is sending a very good signal but there are some long and deep fades
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 25, 2018, 2333 UTC
4102.810 KHz  "Windy" 104 degrees 13.4 volts
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 28, 2018, 0041 UTC
4095.865 KHz  Coxie? A bit weak but the dash is about 4.5 seconds
4102.814 KHz  Windy. Fair signal with fades. Brisk breeze. Tmp 111  Bat 13.7
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on July 28, 2018, 1854 UTC
4102.820 KHz  Windy. Very weak
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 02, 2018, 0124 UTC
4095.288 KHz  Dasher? Slow rate, maybe 2 seconds. Weak but readable
4102.805 KHz  Windy. Very weak. Decent breeze. Temp 102 and battery 12.9
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 13, 2018, 2248 UTC
4096.065 KHz  Coxie's 4.5 second dash is ocoming in above the noise
4095.280 KHz  Unknown Dasher. It is a very weak signal but fairly clear on the waterfall display
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 13, 2018, 2256 UTC
4102.817 KHz  Windy. Signal varies a lt. Slightly breezy day.  Temp 100+  Battery 13.6
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on August 21, 2018, 0002 UTC

4095.975 KHz  Coxie's 4.5 second dash is of fair strength. Drifting rapidly down in frequency

4096.380 KHz  Haystack. Weak but readable

4102.828 KHz  Windy. steady breeze  Temp 106  Battery 13.6
Title: Re: Teotwaki's Afternoon Beacon Log
Post by: Teotwaki on September 17, 2018, 1943 UTC
4096.080 KHz  Coxie? Very weak
4102.830 KHz  Windy. Very weak signal. Hint of a breeze, variable at times.  Temp is 104   Battery at 13.7v