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Title: 4094 Beacon
Post by: KandiKlover on October 19, 2020, 1952 UTC
I was looking for this and stumbled across a 1 beep per second beacon on 4094 kHz. Does anyone know what this is? It seems strongest around colorado/utah border area. (Not breaking DF rule just general areas)
Title: Re: 4094 Beacon
Post by: DYGradio on October 25, 2020, 1814 UTC
I have caught the 4094 dasher several times the past couple of days, generally in the early evenings. Good signal last night 4094.0 KHz 01:20 UTC 25 OCT 2020.
Title: Re: 4094 Beacon
Post by: syfr on October 26, 2020, 1123 UTC
Sounding good right now (1122z) on the Sedona Kiwi
Title: Re: 4094 Beacon
Post by: DYGradio on October 27, 2020, 0143 UTC
4094 beacon just faded up here and seems to be settling in fairly solid. 01:42 UTC 27 OCT 2020
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Post by: DYGradio on October 29, 2020, 0158 UTC
Pretty good signal on it this evening with some fading. Hearing it on the vertical and also on the 60 ft horizontal long wire. A little stronger on the vertical at this point. 01:56 UTC 29 OCT 2020.
Title: Re: 4094 Beacon
Post by: DYGradio on October 31, 2020, 0247 UTC
Nice signal this evening on 4094, some fading but pretty solid overall. 02:45 UTC 31 OCT 2020
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Post by: DYGradio on November 07, 2020, 0004 UTC
4094 just faded up as as a new UTC day begins and evening falls across the Arizona farm country. 00:03 UTC 07 NOV 2020
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Post by: DYGradio on November 12, 2020, 0046 UTC
4094 fading in and out 00:45 UTC 12 NOV 2020
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Post by: ChrisSmolinski on November 12, 2020, 1119 UTC
I think this is my first reception of this beacon, dashes about once per second. 1115 UTC 12 Nov 2020.
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Post by: DYGradio on November 14, 2020, 0006 UTC
Some fading but a fair signal with its usual dashes roughly one per second. 00:05 UTC 14 NOV 2020
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Post by: DYGradio on November 18, 2020, 0345 UTC
Very nice signal, minimal fading at 03:45 UTC 18 NOV 2020
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Post by: DYGradio on November 27, 2020, 0137 UTC
Fading up and down just above the noise floor. 01:37 UTC 27 NOV 2020
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Post by: MDK2 on November 30, 2020, 2355 UTC
2354 UTC, 30 NOV 2020, very good rx here in Denver. I'm guessing from the reports that it's likely somewhere in the mountain west rather than the desert SW.
Title: Re: 4094 Beacon
Post by: Teotwaki on December 03, 2020, 0356 UTC
Weak but readable on KFS SE KiwiSDR
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Post by: ChrisSmolinski on December 07, 2020, 1131 UTC
4094 heard here in MD at 1131 UTC 7 Dec 2020 with a weak signal.
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Post by: ChrisSmolinski on December 10, 2020, 1153 UTC
Hearing the 4094 dasher again this morning, 1153 UTC 10 Dec 2020.
Title: Re: 4094 Beacon
Post by: Teotwaki on December 17, 2020, 0340 UTC
Right now I can hear it on the KFS SDR
Title: Re: 4094 Beacon
Post by: Teotwaki on December 18, 2020, 0001 UTC
I think this is my first reception of this beacon, dashes about once per second. 1115 UTC 12 Nov 2020.

Hey Chris,

In the list of beacons in the stickie it said "...dash rate is 60 per second when it speeds up to the 100 per min that is a signal that a CW message will soon follow...."

Any recollection of the timing between CW messages and the content of the CW message?
Title: Re: 4094 Beacon
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on December 18, 2020, 1305 UTC
I think this is my first reception of this beacon, dashes about once per second. 1115 UTC 12 Nov 2020.

Hey Chris,

In the list of beacons in the stickie it said "...dash rate is 60 per second when it speeds up to the 100 per min that is a signal that a CW message will soon follow...."

Any recollection of the timing between CW messages and the content of the CW message?

No idea, sorry. Not even sure if this is the same beacon  ;D
Title: Re: 4094 Beacon
Post by: Teotwaki on December 18, 2020, 1905 UTC
Thanks! I will update the list
Title: Re: 4094 Beacon
Post by: Dave Richards on December 22, 2020, 2217 UTC
Interesting. I am hearing it on the KFS SDR now, sending the letter "S" every 65 seconds.
Title: Re: 4094 Beacon
Post by: Teotwaki on December 22, 2020, 2232 UTC
Interesting. I am hearing it on the KFS SDR now, sending the letter "S" every 65 seconds.

Are you posting about Windy on 4102.85 or are you saying that the dasher format beacon on 4094 is now sending CW??
Title: Re: 4094 Beacon
Post by: Sparx McGee on December 28, 2020, 1451 UTC
1048 UTC 28 NOV 2020:  Heard a (The?) dasher here on 4094.065 kHz just above the noise on a quiet morning.
Title: Re: 4094 Beacon
Post by: DYGradio on December 29, 2020, 0152 UTC
4094 dasher quite strong here this evening. 01:50 UTC 29 DEC 2020
Title: Re: 4094 Beacon
Post by: Teotwaki on January 05, 2021, 2208 UTC
Syfyr is longing  ;)  for  a formal name for this beacon

Iíll throw out the following and you can add in your own suggestions:

Desert Dasher
Happy Dasher
Daring Dasher
Distant Dasher
Deliberate Dasher
Title: Re: 4094 Beacon
Post by: syfr on January 05, 2021, 2319 UTC
We need a name for the 4097 job too! :-)
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Post by: DYGradio on January 10, 2021, 0115 UTC
4094 weak but just now fading in 01:15 UTC 10 JAN 2021
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Post by: ChrisSmolinski on January 11, 2021, 1249 UTC
Weak copy, but hearing it circa 1249 UTC 11 Jan 2021.. and then gone. Fading back in at 1253.
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Post by: DYGradio on January 12, 2021, 0222 UTC
4094 faded up with a nice signal this evening. 02:20 UTC 12 JAN 2021
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Post by: DYGradio on January 13, 2021, 0018 UTC
Faded up earlier than usual this evening. In and out at this point but making its presence known. 00:18 UTC 13 JAN 2021
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Post by: ChrisSmolinski on January 13, 2021, 1237 UTC
Started fading in at 1237 UTC 13 Jan 2021.
Title: Re: 4094 Beacon
Post by: cwguy on January 22, 2021, 0242 UTC
Have it good on the Northern Utah SDR at 0239Z.  Often see it there and on the CA SDRs.  I'm in CO and have heard it only once here locally in late fall....

Seems to be a regular.  Also see DW nicely there as well.  Saw DW fade deeply on the SDR while the 4094 beacon was good and steady....both likely not located in the same area, I'd think.
Title: Re: 4094 Beacon
Post by: Teotwaki on January 27, 2021, 0413 UTC
Beacon was showing up well on the KFS SE and Omni Kiwi SDRs but it is showing a little high in frequency at 4094.06 KHz
Title: Re: 4094 Beacon
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on February 03, 2021, 1225 UTC
1224 UTC 3 Feb 2021 - Weak signal, it's been quite a while since I have heard this beacon.
Title: Re: 4094 Beacon
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on February 04, 2021, 1222 UTC
Briefly heard circa 1212 UTC 4 Feb 2021
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Post by: Teotwaki on February 23, 2021, 1408 UTC
Found a good signal on the Northern Utah kiwi SDR
Title: Re: 4094 Beacon
Post by: Teotwaki on April 19, 2021, 0343 UTC
I just came back from 11 days of camping and exploring in Utah. I brought along my KX3 and the 20/40 meter Par End Fed. There was a very low noise floor and I did hear a good signal on 4094 at roughly 5 AM but it did not last long.
Title: Re: 4094 Beacon
Post by: dogman on May 01, 2021, 0244 UTC
got 4094 this evening...it seems to be at a slower rate then before
time now is 0240 utc  ...
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Post by: dogman on May 26, 2021, 0303 UTC
Got it tonight...lots of QRN though...
Title: Re: 4094 Beacon
Post by: dogman on May 26, 2021, 1215 UTC
Very nice copy this morning both in the shack and on the NUT sdr S4...