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Loggings => 22 Meter Band Beacons => Topic started by: Dag on May 25, 2017, 2351 UTC

Title: FL beacon 13555.520 KHz CW
Post by: Dag on May 25, 2017, 2351 UTC
I have activated a very low power milliwatt beacon on 13555.520 KHz sending  "FL" in slow speed CW (QRSS3) where each dit is 3 seconds long.

The antenna is a dipole in my attic and the sunspot minimum is nearly upon us, so it's not a great time to launch QRP signals, but there's still some good propagation occurring on 22 meters.

I also have a FSKCW beacon "FL" on 13555.465 KHz which will be temporarily deactivated while I test the CW circuit on 13555.520 KHz.

Dag
Title: Re: FL beacon 13555.520 KHz CW
Post by: Ed H on May 26, 2017, 1817 UTC
Thanks for the info Dag. Nice to see another beacon pop up - I'll listen out.

Do also check the HiFER page at LWCA.org as there are several members that listen and would have a good chance of catching your FL.

FYI there is another operator listed on 13,555.465 kHz using FL.

Cheers

Ed
Title: Re: FL beacon 13555.520 KHz CW
Post by: Dag on May 26, 2017, 2305 UTC
Thanks Ed.  The other "FL" as listed on lwca.org in FSKCW3  mode is also my hifer beacon.  I am putting the FSKCW3 beacon to bed for awhile and cultivating the QRSS3 CW beacon as described above.

A report from John on LWCA shows that NC is on the same frequency my FL.  If there's going to  be collision between NC and FL, I'll move FL to a new frequency. I am using EPSON programmable oscillators , one of which is 13555.520 KHz-- the other is about 40 Hz lower I think.

Thanks for comment Ed.

Regards

Dag

Title: Re: FL beacon 13555.520 KHz CW
Post by: Ed H on May 27, 2017, 1450 UTC
Thanks Dag...

I realised it must be you shortly after posting. Hopefully will get some listening time soon.

NC reaches California regularly, I am sure FL has a chance.

Best regards,

Ed