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Loggings => 22 Meter Band HiFER Beacons => Topic started by: dogman on October 15, 2021, 2052 UTC

Title: FJB
Post by: dogman on October 15, 2021, 2052 UTC
Been coping FJB on KFS sdr the past couple of days...often qso quality.
frequency 13563.45 khz  the old id was single letter T.  Now upgraded to FJB.
Title: Re: FJB
Post by: Prairiedog on October 16, 2021, 1816 UTC
Is this our moderator's beacon T revised and upgraded, then?
Title: Re: FJB
Post by: Dave Richards on October 27, 2021, 0223 UTC
I've heard FJB a couple of times in the last few days, very clearly, with a handheld Belka DX receiver with the set-top whip antenna, in the Eastern California desert.

According to this page, it is operated by Bill Hensel AA0RQ, from his QTH in Colorado. He also talks about it on his QRZ page, for those who have a log-in for QRZ.

https://www.lwca.net/sitepage/part15/calllist.html

I'll put in a more detailed report in about a week, when I return home from my trip, but it was a thrill to hear it. It was the first Part 15 beacon I have heard, apart from my own.
Title: Re: FJB
Post by: Dave Richards on November 01, 2021, 0322 UTC
Here are my loggings of FJB, all from the Alabama Hills near Lone Pine, CA with a handheld Belka-DX receiver and the set-top whip.

10/25/2021 0045z 13563.47 KHz Deep QSB which took the signal from a very clear 2 or 3 S units in strength, to completely unreadable. It was magical to hear the signal rise so clearly out of the noise on a little handheld receiver and whip antenna. Pretty good for 588 miles as the crow flies, and a handful of milliwatts!

10/25/2021 2005z 13563.53 KHz An estimated S1, but low band noise, and very clear.

It's hard for me to zero beat on this receiver, so the above frequencies are my best estimates. I would like a small, portable receiver that can easily zero beat signals, as well as one which has a narrow bandpass filter, but I don't feel like shelling out for a KX2.
Title: Re: FJB
Post by: dogman on November 16, 2021, 2153 UTC
Dave,
Thanks for posting your report regarding FJB. 
As I type this FJB is transmitting on a sloping dipole. 
I'ts power source is a battery.
73 Bill  Colorado AA0RQ
Title: Re: FJB
Post by: Ed H on December 06, 2021, 2310 UTC
FJB was copied by ear on Dec 4th, on the S.F. Peninsula. Good clear signal, just above the noise
Title: Re: FJB
Post by: dogman on December 07, 2021, 2255 UTC
Dave thanks for the report..FJB seems to be getting out pretty well.
73 Bill Colorado
Title: Re: FJB
Post by: Sparx McGee on December 08, 2021, 1821 UTC
12/08/2022 1810Z Hearing FJB rise up out of the noise on 13563.53 here in MN.  Fairly strong at times.
Title: Re: FJB
Post by: dogman on December 09, 2021, 1431 UTC
Sparks,
Thanks for the report on FJB...yours is the first one out of the state of MN.


AA0RQ - Pine Colorado. 73 and good dxing on the 22m hifer band.
Title: Re: FJB
Post by: Sparx McGee on January 17, 2022, 2311 UTC
FJB is one of only three 22m beacons that I see regularly here in MN (the other two are KAH and ODX, both in Ontario).  So you are indeed getting out very well.  Amazing at this power level. 
Title: Re: FJB
Post by: Σ on January 18, 2022, 0223 UTC
Amazingly good signal here tonight around 2117. Deep fades but came up strong a few times.

- Rob
Title: Re: FJB
Post by: Σ on January 18, 2022, 1711 UTC
Hearing it again this morning right now. Better signal.