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Title: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on March 21, 2009, 1226 UTC
All at around 1200z:

4096.6 2 second dasher
3449.82 OK
4078.23 W
4102.32 W, no dits so I guess no wind
5157.63 Dasher

Title: Sunday Morning 1150z
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on March 22, 2009, 1200 UTC
3449.83 OK
4078.22 W
4096.26 dasher
4096.61 2 second dasher
4097.42 KX
4102.33 W (Wind)
5157.64 Dasher

Title: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on March 22, 2009, 2354 UTC
5157.625 Blinky

Title: Morning beacon report
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on March 23, 2009, 1107 UTC
1040z 4102.35 W wind beacon, with a few dits after the W every now and then.
1044z 4097.43 KX - relatively strong signal this morning.
1046z 4096.63 2 second dasher.
1047z 4096.27 dasher.
1051z 3049.83 OK, nice signal as usual
1103z 4078.23 MO, good signal
1104z 4079.60 TMP very weak
1106z 5157.63 Blinky dasher, fading in and out




Title: Re: Morning beacon report
Post by: beaconman on March 23, 2009, 1357 UTC
The old HQ 180 is hearing SD at s6-s7 at 1352Utc...
Location Colorado
Title: Re: Morning beacon report
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on March 24, 2009, 1036 UTC
I've tried many times for SD, but never been able to hear it.

Hearing the usual suspects now in the 4096 range, conditions don't seem as good as yesterday morning.

Looks like the 6 dots and a dash beacon on 4096.0 might be coming in here, very faint on the waterfall.

Title: April 13 Loggings around 1000z
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on April 13, 2009, 1016 UTC
Most signals were very weak this morning, probably due to the higher K index (3):
2097.31 A
3449.83 OK
4079.62 TMP
4096.26 dasher
4096.6 dasher
4097.43 KX
4102.34 W typically with around 3 wind dits
Title: Re: April 13 Loggings around 1000z
Post by: cmradio on April 13, 2009, 1136 UTC
Nice haul given conditions :)
(bands were a total write-off tonight here)

Peace!
Title: April 15 loggings 0945z
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on April 15, 2009, 1000 UTC

3449.84 OK
4079.62 TMP
4096.27 dasher - weak, barely there
4096.63 dasher - very good signal this morning
4097.43 KX
4102.35 W plus lots of dots - windy this morning in the desert

Title: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on August 23, 2016, 1055 UTC
A on 2097 at 1030z with a good signal, fading out a bit by 1048 as it gets light.
Hiker? on 7998.3, also with a good signal.
Title: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on January 17, 2017, 1124 UTC
17 Jan 2017:

1120z 2097 kHz - A is fading in and out this morning. No other beacons yet heard.

1213z 4070.36 kHz - Now hearing ZN as well.

1218z 4070.42 kHz - GT popped up out of the noise for about a minute. And back at 1226z.

1228z 4174.87 kHz - Z, popping in and out of the noise, very weak.

1318z 7998.3 kHz - Shorty, fair to good signal.
Title: Re: Morning beacons 17 Jan 2017
Post by: tesla on January 17, 2017, 1254 UTC
Jan 17 time 1250 utc   Z Q5 copy but weak   ZN Q5

Title: Re: Morning beacons Jan 2017
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on January 18, 2017, 1218 UTC
18 Jan 2017:

1125z 2097 kHz - A is fading in and out this morning, a bit stronger than yesterday. No other beacons yet heard.

1216z 4070.35 kHz - Now ZN has faded in.

1221z 4174.87 kHz - Now hearing Z, varying quite a bit between extremely weak and fair, with the occasional peak to good.
Title: Re: Morning beacons Jan 2017
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on January 19, 2017, 1126 UTC
19 Jan 2017:

1110z 2097 kHz - A .

1126z 4070.36 kHz - Already hearing ZN, but quite weak.
Title: Re: Morning beacons Jan 2017
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on January 20, 2017, 1218 UTC
20 Jan 2017:
2097 A coming in well at 1110z
4070 ZN fading in and out around 1215z
Title: Re: Morning beacons Jan 2017
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on January 26, 2017, 1126 UTC
26 Jan 2017:
2097 A at 1105z
4070.3 ZN at 1123z
4175 Z at 1126z
4111.2 1213z The dasher I reported earlier in the month is back: https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,32072.0.html

Update: Still hearing the 4111 dasher at 1311z.
Title: Re: Morning beacons Jan 2017
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on January 30, 2017, 1228 UTC
30 Jan 2017:

2097 A around 1100 UTC
4070 GT at 1228 UTC.
Title: Re: Morning beacons Jan 2017
Post by: tesla on January 30, 2017, 1306 UTC
You have to love that GT beacon...makes it nicely into the Rockies also.
Title: Re: Morning beacons Jan 2017
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on January 30, 2017, 1326 UTC
Update, now hearing the new dasher on 4111 as well at 1325z. So far no one else has reported this?
Title: Re: Morning beacons Jan 2017
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on January 31, 2017, 1220 UTC
31 Jan 2017:

2097 A   1218 UTC
4070 GT 1220 UTC
Title: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on February 01, 2017, 1247 UTC
1 Feb 2017
A 2097 1100 UTC
ZN 4070 1246 UTC

I might have heard GT earlier, but it was quite weak.
Title: Re: Morning beacons Feb 2017
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on February 03, 2017, 1138 UTC
2 Feb 2017:
GT 4070 1105 UTC, only heard for a few minutes then it faded out.
A 2097 1137 UTC, very weak this morning.
Title: Re: Morning beacons Feb 2017
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on February 13, 2017, 1211 UTC
13 Feb 2017:
A 2097 1201 UTC

Nothing on 4070 or elsewhere this morning.
Title: Re: Morning beacons Feb 2017
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on February 22, 2017, 1128 UTC
22 Feb 2017:
A 2097 1126z A very good signal, the strongest A has been in a while.

Title: Re: Morning beacons Feb 2017
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on February 23, 2017, 1219 UTC
23 Feb 2017:
A 2097 1100 UTC, good signal.
GT 4070 1219 UTC, weak, haven't heard this one in a while.
Title: Morning beacons Mar 2017
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on March 03, 2017, 1218 UTC
Mar 3:
A 2097 1100z - fair signal
GT 4070 1217z - very weak
Title: Re: Morning beacons Mar 2017
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on March 21, 2017, 1119 UTC
Mar 21:
A 2097 1110z - good signal
GT 4070 1116z - faded in for a minute or two, then gone
Title: Re: Morning beacons Mar 2017
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on March 24, 2017, 1120 UTC
Mar 24:
A  2097 1110z
ZN 4070 1120z
Dasher? 4110 1121z - Haven't noticed this one in a while, very weak, but there's something there.
Dasher? 4087 1123z - Might be closer to 4086.9, very weak, I think this has been logged by others once or twice?
Title: Re: Morning beacons Mar 2017
Post by: tesla on March 27, 2017, 1407 UTC
I see ZN was heard...I got an e mail the other day saying there was a cluster of three beacons on 4070.3...this is possible and each is located in different places.
ZN is the lowest power one around 500 Mw but, ZT about 700Mw and GT 1.0 watts...

I can't confirm the accuracy of this e mail...but was told I could pass it on.
Title: Re: Morning beacons Mar 2017
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on March 29, 2017, 1027 UTC
March 29:
A 2097 1125z


Thanks for the info about the three beacons on 4070.3, I will keep an ear out for ZT, which is the one I have not yet heard. Different locations would explain why I often only hear one at a time.
Title: Re: Morning beacons Mar 2017
Post by: Teotwaki on March 30, 2017, 1223 UTC
I see ZN was heard...I got an e mail the other day saying there was a cluster of three beacons on 4070.3...this is possible and each is located in different places.
ZN is the lowest power one around 500 Mw but, ZT about 700Mw and GT 1.0 watts...

I can't confirm the accuracy of this e mail...but was told I could pass it on.


Thanks for the info! I hope to set up some radios out in Nevada's desert area next month so hopefully I might hear these three.
Title: Re: Morning beacons Mar 2017
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on March 31, 2017, 1116 UTC
March 31, 2017:
A 2097 1020z
ZT 4070.3 1116z

I finally hear ZT.
Title: Re: Morning beacons Mar 2017
Post by: tesla on March 31, 2017, 1345 UTC
Chris good work...I heard ZT this morning early at 1000 utc...I was up so gave a listen..
Title: Morning beacons April 2017
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on April 03, 2017, 1123 UTC
April 3:
A 2097 1015z weak
I heard one of the 4070.3 beacons, but it was too weak and there was too much static to ID it.
Title: Re: Morning beacons April 2017
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on April 10, 2017, 1129 UTC
April 10:
A 2097 1015z

Nothing heard on 4070 this morning.
Title: Re: Morning beacons April 2017
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on April 11, 2017, 1118 UTC
April 11:
A 2097 1010z
GT and ZN 4070.3 1118z Sounds like both of them mixing together?
Title: Re: Morning beacons April 2017
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on April 25, 2017, 1123 UTC
April 25:
GT 4070.3 1121z
Title: Re: Morning beacons April 2017
Post by: tesla on April 25, 2017, 1324 UTC
I got up early this morning and had very nice copy on GT as well.
A was S 8 on my old Hammerlund Hq180 and that was with the inverted L tuned to 4 Mc not 2 mc so A was going very well.
Title: Morning beacons June 2017
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on June 02, 2017, 1032 UTC
June 2 2017:
1003z 2097 A
1005z 4102.7 Windy
1030z 4077.9 New dasher
1030z 4138.05 New dasher
Title: Re: Morning beacons June 2017
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on June 05, 2017, 1025 UTC
June 5:
1004z 2097 A
1013z 4102.7 Windy
Title: Re: Morning beacons June 2017
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on June 06, 2017, 1039 UTC
June 6:
1028z 4102.7 Windy
1058z 4077.9 New dasher
1058z 4138.05 New dasher

No sign of A on 2097 today, and I have not heard the Z beacons on 4070 lately.
Title: Re: Morning beacons June 2017
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on June 07, 2017, 1025 UTC
June 6:
1020z 4102.7 Windy
1021z 4077.9 New dasher
1021z 4138.05 New dasher

No sign of A on 2097 yet again. Maybe it is too late now for 2 MHz.
Title: Re: Morning beacons June 2017
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on June 08, 2017, 1018 UTC
June 7:
1005z 2097 A
1012z 4102.7 Windy
Title: Re: Morning beacons June 2017
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on June 09, 2017, 1016 UTC
June 9:
1004z 2097 A
1010z 4102.7 Windy
Title: Morning beacons September 2017
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on September 01, 2017, 1033 UTC
September 1:
A 2097 1030z Good signal this morning
Title: Re: Morning beacons September 2017
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on September 05, 2017, 1004 UTC
September 5:
A 2097 1002z Very weak signal this morning, fading in and out.
Title: Re: Morning beacons September 2017
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on September 07, 2017, 0943 UTC
September 7:
A 2097 0943z Good signal
Title: Re: Morning beacons September 2017
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on September 08, 2017, 0947 UTC
September 8:
A 2097 0947z Very weak signal
Title: Re: Morning beacons September 2017
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on September 12, 2017, 1002 UTC
September 12:
A 2097 1001z Good signal
Title: Re: Morning beacons September 2017
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on September 18, 2017, 1031 UTC
September 18:
A    2097 1025z Good signal this morning
ZN 4070.3 1114z Fading in and out of the noise. By 1120z it was actually quite strong at times. Faded out around 1128z.

I have not heard any of the Z beacons in a while, I was hoping I would eventually catch one so I knew what the time of the current window of reception was - and now I do! ;D  So I will check 4070 around this time each morning.
Title: Re: Morning beacons September 2017
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on September 19, 2017, 1045 UTC
September 19:
A    2097 0955z Fair signal this morning, lots of static. Looks like some storms in Indiana.
ZN 4070.3 1040z Fading in and out of the noise.
Title: Re: Morning beacons September 2017
Post by: tesla on September 19, 2017, 1405 UTC
Static levels have been pretty high here...that said I had some good fade ups on ZN around 1200 utc...
Title: Re: Morning beacons September 2017
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on September 20, 2017, 1034 UTC
September 20:
A    2097 1034z Good signal this morning.
ZN 4070.3 1040z I was parked here, and it just started to fade in. Stronger by around 1050z.
Title: Morning beacons October 2017
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on October 04, 2017, 1046 UTC
October 4:
1044 2097.0  A
1046 4070.3 ZN
Title: Re: Morning beacons October 2017
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on October 09, 2017, 1101 UTC
2097    1059z A
4102.8 1056z Windy. CW "W" followed by dots for the wind. Then periodically a longer message with more status info.
Title: Re: Morning beacons October 2017
Post by: tesla on October 10, 2017, 0231 UTC
W was Q5 with big signal...ZN is now being heard on 4101 khz 
Title: Re: Morning beacons October 2017
Post by: Teotwaki on October 11, 2017, 0341 UTC
W was Q5 with big signal...ZN is now being heard on 4101 khz

NZ on 4070.4 KHz has moved up to 4101 KHz? Or NZ is new?
Title: Re: Morning beacons October 2017
Post by: tesla on October 12, 2017, 1210 UTC
Jim...ZN  it seems to be back at its hunting ground  4070khz...as of last night and this morning

Title: Re: Morning beacons October 2017
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on October 18, 2017, 1104 UTC
4103 1102z Windy, lots of QRM from a nearby CW station
2097 1103 z A
4070.3 1104z ZN, quite weak.
Title: Re: Morning beacons October 2017
Post by: tesla on October 18, 2017, 1346 UTC
There must not be many beacon listeners...only a hand full have heard ZN on the 4070.3 freq.
Do you think this beacon might be on the east coast?
Title: Re: Morning beacons October 2017
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on October 18, 2017, 2129 UTC
There must not be many beacon listeners...only a hand full have heard ZN on the 4070.3 freq.
Do you think this beacon might be on the east coast?

I don't think so, not based on propagation. I only have a window in the morning when I can hear it. There may be an evening window as well, but I don't tend to hunt for beacons then. My guess is it is from somewhere between the coasts?
Title: Re: Morning beacons October 2017
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on October 30, 2017, 1042 UTC
Nice signal from Windy on 4102.whatever at 1040z. Sounds like there is some wind  :)
A is very weak on 2097 at 1041z.
Title: Morning beacons November 2017
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on November 16, 2017, 1158 UTC
November 6:
2097 1055z A
4102.2 1155 Windy

Otherwise.. not hearing anything else. 4 MHz has become a beacon desert here.
Title: Re: Morning beacons November 2017
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on November 19, 2017, 1154 UTC
Nov 19:
2097 1102z A
4102.2 1141z Windy. Not super windy there, but it sure is windy here.
Title: Re: Morning beacons November 2017
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on November 20, 2017, 1138 UTC
Nov 20:
2097 1050z A
4102.2 1135 Windy
Title: Re: Morning beacons November 2017
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on November 21, 2017, 1224 UTC
Nov 21:
2097 1050z A
4101.3 1222z ZN
4102.85 1224 Windy

Title: Re: Morning beacons November 2017
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on November 22, 2017, 1142 UTC
Nov 22:
2097 1055z A
4102.85 1142z Windy
Title: Re: Morning beacons November 2017
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on November 27, 2017, 1150 UTC
Nov 27:
2097 A 1055z A
4102.8 1145z Windy, coming in well this morning
Title: Re: Morning beacons November 2017
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on November 28, 2017, 2135 UTC
Nov 28:
2097 1050z A
4102.8 1055z Windy
Title: Re: Morning beacons November 2017
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on November 29, 2017, 1144 UTC
Nov 29:
2097 1140z A
4102.8 1144z Windy, seems like there is some wind out there again this morning
Title: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on December 04, 2017, 1257 UTC
December 4, 2017:
ZN is on 4101 this morning, 1255z. Weak, but it's there.

Windy is a bit stronger at the same time.

I was hearing A on 4097 earlier, around 1100z, not very strong this morning.
Title: Re: Morning beacons December 2017
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on December 06, 2017, 1159 UTC
December 6, 2017:

2097 A, weak around 1055z, still there at 1159z

4100.84 ZN with a very good signal at 1158z

4102.88 Windy, also with a good signal, and a lot of wind
Title: Re: Morning beacons December 2017
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on December 11, 2017, 1303 UTC
December 11, 2017"
2097.3 A, fair signal around 1055z
4102.9 Windy, Good signal at various times between 1050z and 1300z, although now it is fading out.
Title: Re: Morning beacons December 2017
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on December 18, 2017, 1241 UTC
December 18, 2017:
4102.8 Windy, fair signal, 1205z
2097.3 A, rather weak this morning at 1213z

Title: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on January 01, 2018, 1138 UTC
January 1 2018:
4102.79 1135z Windy with a very good signal.
2097.33 1138z A, not quite as strong as windy.
Title: Re: January beacon loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on January 11, 2018, 1239 UTC
January 11 2018:
2097.33 1227z A, Weaker than usual.
4102.79 1238z Windy ... is this Windy? All I am hearing are three dots/dashes every minute or so. Not a W.
Title: Re: January beacon loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on January 19, 2018, 1152 UTC
January 19, 2018:
2097.3 A 1145z
4102.8 Windy 1151z - Does not seem very windy
Title: Re: January beacon loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on January 25, 2018, 1158 UTC
January 25:
2097.3 A 1152z
4102.8 Windy 1158z.
Title: February 2018 beacon loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on February 05, 2018, 1154 UTC
Feb 5:
A coming in well on 2097 around 1145z.
Windy also doing well on 4102.85 at 1150z.
Title: Re: February 2018 beacon loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on February 06, 2018, 1238 UTC
Feb 6:
A weak on 2097.3 at 1225z, a bit late to try for A.
Windy a little stronger on 4102.81 at the same time, but also starting to fade out. And now at 1228z Windy's signal just came up, quite strong (relative for beacons).

A saw a few traces around 4069.7 or so that might have been one of the Zebra beacons, but not enough to ID.

I have a carrier almost exactly on 4096 kHz as well.
Title: Re: February 2018 beacon loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on February 08, 2018, 1145 UTC
Feb 8:

Same as always... A on 2097.3 and Windy on 4102.3, both around 1145z. Not hearing anything else.
Title: Re: February 2018 beacon loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on February 21, 2018, 1150 UTC
Feb 21:
The usual suspects, A on 2097.3 and Windy on 4102.3, both around 1150 UTC.
Title: Re: February 2018 beacon loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on February 27, 2018, 1059 UTC
Feb 27:
Both A (2097.3) and Windy (4102.8) this morning, seems like a lot of wind.
Title: Beacon logs September 2018
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on September 03, 2018, 1027 UTC
1022 UTC 3 Sep 2018:

Haven't tuned around the 4 MHz band since late Spring, hearing Windy this morning with a generally weak signal on 4102.8 kHz, but occasional fade ups.

Also reliable A on 2097 with the usual good signal.
Title: Re: Beacon logs September 2018
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on September 04, 2018, 1030 UTC
4 Sep 2018:

Windy 4102.8 around 1020 UTC, weak, fading in and out
A 2097 at 1028 UTC, also very weak.
Title: Re: Beacon logs September 2018
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on September 05, 2018, 1119 UTC
5 Sep 2018:
2097 A around 1000 UTC, fair signal
4102.8 Windy, fading in and out around 1020 UTC
Title: Re: Beacon logs September 2018
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on September 06, 2018, 1021 UTC
6 Sep 2018:
2097 A 1005 UTC with a surprisingly good signal
4102.8 Windy 1020 UTC with a weak signal
Title: Re: Beacon logs September 2018
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on September 07, 2018, 1114 UTC
7 Sep 2018:
2097 A 1000 UTC, usual fair to good signal strength.
4102.8 Windy 1030 UTC, again the usual signal, still noted at 1114 UTC, although getting weaker.
Title: Re: Beacon logs September 2018
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on September 14, 2018, 1227 UTC
14 Sep - using the NRD 545 and crossed parallel loop antenna:
2097 A - weak signal at 1027 UTC
4102.8 Windy - generally a weak signal, but some peaks. At 1015: TMP 81 B126
Title: Re: Beacon logs September 2018
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on September 17, 2018, 1202 UTC
17 Sep 2018:

2097 A 1010 UTC

4102.8 Windy 1105 UTC:  TMP 81 B12? - weak signal unfortunately.
Title: Re: Beacon logs September 2018
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on September 18, 2018, 1131 UTC
18 Sep 2018:

Nothing! I tried for Windy, but nothing heard. This may be the first time Windy has not been received, when I have looked for it. We're in a coronal stream again. Not only is propagation on 4 MHz poor, but my DGPS decoding from last night is looking sad as well.
Title: Re: Beacon logs September 2018
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on September 19, 2018, 1106 UTC
19 Sep 2018:
2102.8 Windy 1104 Fair signal
2097 A 1105 Weak signal, a bit late in the morning for 2 MHz
Title: Re: Beacon logs September 2018
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on September 20, 2018, 0941 UTC
20 Sep 2018:
2097 A 0920 UTC
4102.8 Windy 0940 UTC
Title: Re: Beacon logs September 2018
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on September 25, 2018, 1012 UTC
1011 UTC 25 Sep 2018:
Both A on 2097 and Windy on 4102.8 noted with weak signals.
Title: Re: Beacon logs September 2018
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on September 27, 2018, 0944 UTC
27 Sep 2018:
2097 A - 0942 UTC, weak to fair signal.
4102.8 Windy - 0943 UT, weak signal.
Title: Beacon Logs October 2018
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on October 01, 2018, 1007 UTC
October 1:
2097 A - 1006 UTC - Very weak
4102.8 Windy - 1007 UTC - Weak to fair signal
Title: Re: Beacon Logs October 2018
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on October 08, 2018, 1132 UTC
October 8:
4102.8 Windy - 1131 UTC Fading in and out
Title: Re: Beacon Logs October 2018
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on October 14, 2018, 1133 UTC
2097 A - 1115 Weak but getting fairly consistent reception, an hour ago there was nothing
4102.8 Windy - 1117 A nice signal, again an hour ago not much at all, 59F, 12.3 volts
Title: Re: Beacon Logs October 2018
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on October 23, 2018, 1015 UTC
October 23:
2097 A - 1013 UTC - Good signal, but gone on recheck at 1019.
4102.8 Windy - 1014 UTC - Weak signal
Title: March 2019 Beacons
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on March 04, 2019, 1155 UTC
March 4:
1050 UTC: A 2097.3, starting to fade out
1054 UTC: Windy 4102.8, fair to good signal
Title: Re: March 2019 Beacons
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on March 12, 2019, 1021 UTC
March 12:
1015 UTC: Very good signals from both A on 2097.3 and Windy on 4102.8, better than recent conditions.
Title: Re: March 2019 Beacons
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on March 22, 2019, 1023 UTC
March 22:
1022 Good signals from both A and Windy, which did not seem to be very wind this morning.
Title: Re: March 2019 Beacons
Post by: NJQA on March 22, 2019, 1109 UTC
A, 2097.28 kHz at 1107Z.  Weak but readable.  About 11 seconds between transmissions.

Rx: kiwiSDR in Midland, VA.  80M OCF dipole.
Title: Re: March 2019 Beacons
Post by: NJQA on March 22, 2019, 1115 UTC
W windy, 4102.85 kHz.  Weaker than A, but still readable.  1114Z.

Rx: kiwiSDR in Midland, VA.  80M OCF dipole.
Title: Re: March 2019 Beacons
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on March 26, 2019, 0947 UTC
March 26:
2097.3 Weak signal from A
4102.8 Good signal from Windy, with quite a few wind dits.
Title: Re: March 2019 Beacons
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on March 27, 2019, 1013 UTC
1012 UTC March 27:
2097.3 A Somewhat weaker than usual
4102.8 Windy Good/average signal, lots of wind.
Title: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on April 04, 2019, 1027 UTC
April 4:
1020 UTC A 2097.3 Very weak
1027 UTC WIndy 4102.8 Weak, lots of staic
Title: Re: April Beacon Logs
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on April 05, 2019, 0958 UTC
April 5 2019:
0955 A 2097.3 Weak signal
0957 Windy 4102.8 Fair signal, lots of wind dits
Title: Re: April Beacon Logs
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on April 29, 2019, 1027 UTC
April 29, 2019:
The usual suspects, A and Windy, around 1015 UTC.
Title: May Beacon Logs
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on May 30, 2019, 1028 UTC
Almost the end of May and I haven't posted a single log here all month. Poor conditions.

30 May 2019
Windy on the usual 4102.8 or so with a fair signal around 1000 UTC.
Title: Re: May Beacon Logs
Post by: Looking-Glass on June 01, 2019, 1314 UTC
Same on the east coast of Australia Chris, very little to report, even on lower end of HF, NDB band has suffered a hit this week as too DNB, haven't heard a fish net beacon for four nights/mornings now. Usually 8MHz is lively with some beacons but very little, Russian MX beacons few and far between. 12MHz beacons even worse.

Actually done a big check on the antenna today to see if there was a break, not the antenna, just conditions... :(
Title: June Beacon Logs
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on June 04, 2019, 0934 UTC
4 June 2019:
0933 UTC: Both A on 2097.3 and Windy on 4102.8 with very weak signals and lots of static. Summertime beacon DXing, yay. Or not.
Title: Re: June Beacon Logs
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on June 07, 2019, 0944 UTC
7 June 2019:
0940 UTC: Both A and Windy, Windy was slightly stronger, and it was fairly windy wherever Windy is located.
Title: Re: June Beacon Logs
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on June 11, 2019, 0942 UTC
11 June 2019:
0941 UTC: No sign of either A nor Windy. No, wait, Windy is there, but super weak.
Title: Re: June Beacon Logs
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on June 13, 2019, 0951 UTC
13 June 2019:
0950 UTC: Very weak signal from A on 2097, and only occasionally. Windy is somewhat stronger.
Title: Re: June Beacon Logs
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on June 14, 2019, 1158 UTC
14 Jun 2019:
0940 UTC both A and Windy heard.
Title: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on August 26, 2019, 1052 UTC
26 Aug 2019
1051 UTC WIndy 4102.8 Fading in and out
Title: September 2019 Beacons
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on September 16, 2019, 0927 UTC
September 16 2019:

A 2097.3 CW 0926 UTC , good signal for a few cycles then faded out
Windy 4102.8 CW 0927 UTC, a good signal this morning
Title: Re: September 2019 Beacons
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on September 17, 2019, 1022 UTC
September 17 2019:

The usual suspects:

A 2097.3 CW 1020 UTC , a good signal
Windy 4102.8 CW 1021 UTC, also a good signal this morning

I've been watching 4100 +/- for a while looking for any other beacons, but nothing observed.
Title: Re: September 2019 Beacons
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on September 23, 2019, 1121 UTC
September 23 2019:

Good reception from the usual suspects of A and Windy around dawn. Sounds like lots of wind wherever Windy is located, lots of dits.
Title: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on March 26, 2021, 1035 UTC
Rather than scatter my loggings in various threads I decided I'll consolidate them into one. Here is the inaugural post.

26 March 2021:
Both 4095.6 Whooper and Windy coming in this morning circa 1000-1030 UTC with weak signals. Normal telemetry from Windy.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on March 29, 2021, 1032 UTC
29 Mar 2021: Good reception from both the 4095.6 Whooper and Windy circa 1030 UTC.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: Teotwaki on March 29, 2021, 1456 UTC
29 Mar 2021: Good reception from both the 4095.6 Whooper and Windy circa 1030 UTC.

Chris,

Which of your antennas gives you the best signal?

Jim
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on March 31, 2021, 1058 UTC
31 Mar 2021:
A fair signal from the Whooper this morning circa 1045 UTC, Windy is coming in as well, but weaker.

29 Mar 2021: Good reception from both the 4095.6 Whooper and Windy circa 1030 UTC.

Chris,

Which of your antennas gives you the best signal?

Jim

Generally the sky loop. Although the 58 ft T2FD does surprisingly well also (better than the 120 ft T2FD for these beacons) I think because it is mounted nearly vertically.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on April 01, 2021, 1021 UTC
1 Apr 2021:

Good signals this morning from both the Whooper and Windy circa 1015 UTC.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on April 06, 2021, 1024 UTC
6 April 2021:
1024 UTC: Weak signals from the Whooper and Windy.


1342: Finally, I am hearing the new Hiker beacon! I parked the netSDR & 900 ft horizontal sky loop on 8005 all morning, hoping to find the time slot when there is propagation between there and here.

(https://i.imgur.com/nrtXVOF.png)
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on April 08, 2021, 1016 UTC
8 Apr 2021:
1012 UTC: A good signal from the Whooper, Windy is weaker, sending normal telemetry

1209 UTC: Hiker on 8005, fading in and out.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on April 12, 2021, 1014 UTC
12 April 2021:
1013 DW wil a weak signal. Windy as well, even weaker.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on April 13, 2021, 1045 UTC
13 April 2021:
1000 UTC: Good signals from both the DW and Windy (slightly weaker), still going circa 1045 UTC.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on April 14, 2021, 1028 UTC
14 April 2021:
1028 UTC: Weak signals from Windy and the DW.
1156 UTC: Hiker 8005 fading in and out.
1230 UTC: Somewhat better signal from Hiker.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on April 15, 2021, 1118 UTC
15 April 2021:
1117 UTC: Somewhat late but still hearing the DW.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on April 16, 2021, 1018 UTC
16 April 2021:
1009 UTC: Windy sending "S"
1018 UTC: Weak signal from the DW
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on April 19, 2021, 1022 UTC
19 April 2021:
1015 UTC: Fair signals from both the DW and Windy.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on April 20, 2021, 1010 UTC
20 April 2021:
0955 Weak signals from both the DW and Windy. foF2 is quite low, only 2 MHz.

(https://i.imgur.com/8pfuriZ.png)
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on April 26, 2021, 1018 UTC
26 April 2021:
1015 UTC: Weak signals from both the Desert Whooper and Windy.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on April 27, 2021, 1024 UTC
27 April 2021:
1020 UTC: A good signal from the DW, Windy is weaker.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: Teotwaki on April 27, 2021, 1404 UTC
27 April 2021:
1020 UTC: A good signal from the DW, Windy is weaker.

Do you use the same antenna every time for each reception report?
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on April 28, 2021, 1015 UTC
27 April 2021:
1020 UTC: A good signal from the DW, Windy is weaker.

Do you use the same antenna every time for each reception report?

Yes, the 900 ft sky loop. It seems to work best for these beacons.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on April 28, 2021, 1018 UTC
28 April 2021:
0955 Weak signals this morning from Windy and the DW.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on April 29, 2021, 1041 UTC
29 April 2021:
1015 UTC: Weak signals from the DW and Windy.
1040 UTC: Somewhat stronger peaks now
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on April 30, 2021, 1031 UTC
30 April 2021:
1005 UTC: Weak signals noted from Windy and the DW.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on May 03, 2021, 1011 UTC
3 May 2021:
1010 UTC: Good signals from Windy and the DW this morning, no sign of L yet here.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on May 04, 2021, 1016 UTC
4 May 2021:

Lots of static from departing storms, propagation may also be poor, no beacons heard.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on May 05, 2021, 1018 UTC
5 May 2021:
0955 UTC: Very weak signal from the Desert Whooper
1153 UTC: Hiker 8005
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on May 06, 2021, 1120 UTC
6 May 2021:
1018 UTC: Windy and the DW with fair signals.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on May 07, 2021, 1036 UTC
7 May 2021: 
1019 UTC: Better conditions this morning, Windy and DW both heard with somewhat stronger signals than yesterday. Still going at 1035 UTC. No sign of any other 4 MHz beacons. I check for A on 2097 now and then as well, to see if it has returned.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on May 10, 2021, 1036 UTC
10 May 2021:
1020 UTC: Weak signals from Windy and the DW.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on May 11, 2021, 1012 UTC
11 May 2021:
1003 UTC: Nothing heard.
1018 UTC: Faint whoops from the DW.
1145 UTC: Long dasher beacon, 7998.9 kHz, reminds me of this logging from a few years ago: https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,30208.msg112917.html#msg112917 - gone by 1149 UTC.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on May 12, 2021, 1048 UTC
12 May 2021:
1024 UTC: Weak signal from the DW, Windy not heard.
1119 UTC: Weak signal from Windy for a minute or so, then gone.
1127 UTC: Long dasher beacon, 7998.9 kHz
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on May 13, 2021, 1013 UTC
13 May 2021:
0954 UTC: Windy and the DW, weak signals, still going 1012.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on May 14, 2021, 1057 UTC
14 May 2021:
1013 UTC: Good signals from both Windy and the DW. This was using my newly built (but not yet finished) 10 ft diameter resonant loop antenna. Better reception than the sky loop. So we're moving in the right direction.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: Teotwaki on May 14, 2021, 1631 UTC
14 May 2021:
1013 UTC: Good signals from both Windy and the DW. This was using my newly built (but not yet finished) 10 ft diameter resonant loop antenna. Better reception than the sky loop. So we're moving in the right direction.

Is the loop outdoors or indoors? Polarized vertically or horizontally? In the future, attached to a public SDR? Are you able to copy beacon Morse code telemetry or just the main carrier?
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on May 14, 2021, 1716 UTC
14 May 2021:
1013 UTC: Good signals from both Windy and the DW. This was using my newly built (but not yet finished) 10 ft diameter resonant loop antenna. Better reception than the sky loop. So we're moving in the right direction.

Is the loop outdoors or indoors? Polarized vertically or horizontally? In the future, attached to a public SDR? Are you able to copy beacon Morse code telemetry or just the main carrier?

Outdoors, the ceilings in my house aren't that tall, and indoor antennas are a bad idea anyway  :)

It's oriented in the vertical plane, probably somewhat directional, I have it aimed east/west as west is the great circle path to the SW USA.

The antenna is resonant over a small portion of the spectrum (about 20 kHz now, working on raising the Q and reducing the bandwidth further) so it would not be a good choice for a public SDR.

Yes, I was getting a pretty good signal from the CW telemetry.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on May 17, 2021, 1012 UTC
17 May 2021:
1008 UTC: The DW and Windy, both with signals on the weak side, lots of static. Welcome to summer on the 4 MHz band.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: syfr on May 17, 2021, 1149 UTC
14 May 2021:
1013 UTC: Good signals from both Windy and the DW. This was using my newly built (but not yet finished) 10 ft diameter resonant loop antenna. Better reception than the sky loop. So we're moving in the right direction.

Details man, DETAILS! :-)

Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on May 18, 2021, 1008 UTC
18 May 2021:
1008 UTC: Fair signals from both the Desert Whooper and Windy.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on May 19, 2021, 1007 UTC
19 May 2021:
0956 UTC: Weak signals from Windy and the Desert Whooper
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on May 20, 2021, 1016 UTC
20 May 2021:
0954 UTC: Fair signals from Windy and the DW
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on May 21, 2021, 1033 UTC
21 May 2021:

1033 UTC: Weak signals from Windy and the DW
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on May 24, 2021, 1014 UTC
24 May 2021:
1011 UTC: Weak signal from the Desert Whooper
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on May 26, 2021, 1018 UTC
26 May 2021:
1018 UTC: Very weak signal from Windy
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on May 27, 2021, 0950 UTC
27 May 2021:
0950 UTC: A weak signal from Windy
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on May 30, 2021, 1437 UTC
2017 UTC 29 May 2021: New beacon V5 on 8006.6 kHz
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on May 30, 2021, 1437 UTC
30 May 2021:

1436 UTC: V5 just faded in, fair signal. 8006.57 or so.
1830 UTC: Solid signal from V5
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on May 31, 2021, 1522 UTC
31 May 2021:

1521 UTC: V5,  fair signal. 8006.63 or so.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on June 01, 2021, 1038 UTC
1 June 2021:
0959 UTC: Weak signal from Windy, nothing from the DW once again.
1142 UTC: V5 8006.6 kHz
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on June 02, 2021, 1355 UTC
2 JUN 2021:
1355 UTC: Good signal from V5 on 8006.6 kHz.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on June 05, 2021, 1256 UTC
4 JUN 2021:
1303 UTC   New dasher beacon? 8000.5 CW once per second or so dashes, good signal for about a minute then gone.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on June 05, 2021, 1257 UTC
5 JUN 2021:
1256 UTC: V5 8006.6
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on June 07, 2021, 1214 UTC
7 Jun 2021:
1214 UTC: Hiker 8005.0 - About one dit per second
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on June 08, 2021, 1219 UTC
8 Jun 2021:
1218 UTC: V5 8006.6, good signal
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on June 09, 2021, 1205 UTC
9 JUN 2021:

1205 V5 just faded in, I had been sitting on the frequency for some time with no reception before now.
1231 Still a good signal, sent this telemetry: 1178V - I assume 11.78 volts?
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on June 10, 2021, 1320 UTC
10 JUN 2021:

1315 V5 just faded in, very good signal.
1318 1166V
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on June 11, 2021, 1332 UTC
11 JUN 2021:

1332 V5 8006.6
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on June 25, 2021, 1149 UTC
25 Jun 2021:

1148 UTC: Hiker 8005, it's been a while since I have heard this one.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on June 27, 2021, 1836 UTC
27 June 2021 1834 UTC:
13566.48 ODX
13566.06 KAH
13566.20 WAS

1847 UTC:
13564.71 ABBY
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on July 06, 2021, 1231 UTC
6 July 2021:
1228 UTC: V5 8006.6 kHz
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on August 03, 2021, 0934 UTC
3 August 2021:
0933 UTC: Windy 4102.8 kHz
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: Teotwaki on August 04, 2021, 0440 UTC
I am hearing faint whoops on the 900 foot Horizontal Sky Loop antenna

I noticed across the SDR's GUIs that the little "flag" markers denoting beacon frequencies are not up to date.

Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on September 08, 2021, 0938 UTC
8 September 2021:
0937 UTC: Both the Desert Whooper and Windy coming in.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: Teotwaki on September 09, 2021, 0517 UTC
That's great. Maybe 4 MHz propagation is starting to improve in that direction.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on September 14, 2021, 1038 UTC
14 September 2021:
1036 UTC: Both the Desert Whooper and Windy coming in.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on September 15, 2021, 1049 UTC
15 September 2021:
1048: Weak signals from both Windy and the Desert Whooper, but I'm listening a little later this morning.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on September 16, 2021, 1101 UTC
16 September 2021:
1057: Weak signals from both Windy and the Desert Whooper, but again I'm listening a little later this morning.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on September 17, 2021, 1055 UTC
17 September 2021:
1040: Good signals from both Windy and the Desert Whooper.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on September 20, 2021, 1027 UTC
20 September 2021:
1025: Good signals from both Windy and the Desert Whooper.

Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on September 21, 2021, 1106 UTC
21 September 2021:
1105: A good signal from the Desert Whooper, but starting to fade out for the day
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on September 22, 2021, 1119 UTC
22 September 2021:
1045: Good signals from the Desert Whooper and Windy, also something weak around 4094, perhaps UFO?
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on September 23, 2021, 0949 UTC
23 September 2021:
0930: Good signals from the Desert Whooper and Windy. At the radio a bit earlier this morning, let's see if anyone else turns up.

Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: syfr on September 23, 2021, 2301 UTC
What antennas are you using Chris? Did you make up a special rig like you were considering earlier this year?

About time to hook up my loop again, now that most of the lightning is gonzo.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on September 24, 2021, 1033 UTC
23 September 2021:
1030: Good signals as usual from the Desert Whooper and Windy.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on September 24, 2021, 1034 UTC
What antennas are you using Chris? Did you make up a special rig like you were considering earlier this year?

About time to hook up my loop again, now that most of the lightning is gonzo.

Usually I am listening with the 900 ft sky loop antenna. I did make a large (7 ft x 7 ft) loop from 1 ft wide screening, an attempt at a very low inductance large loop, but was not really happy with the performance.  I think a long beverage aimed to the desert southwest might be useful, it's been on my to-do list for a while.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on September 27, 2021, 1057 UTC
27 September 2021:
1055: Good signals as usual from the Desert Whooper and Windy.

Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on September 29, 2021, 1107 UTC
29 September 2021:
SFI suddenly appeared at 1103 UTC. Windy and the Desert Whooper are weak this morning.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on September 30, 2021, 1103 UTC
30 September 2021:
SFI appeared here suddenly at 1101 UTC, I was already receiving the Desert Whooper for some time.

----

I also had a very weak signal just around 4094.1 kHz around 1100 UTC.

Now (1215 UTC) checking the WO7I KiwiSDR in NV, I noticed it is present there, though weak (I could not find it on a bunch of other SW USA KiwiSDRs I tried). This KiwiSDR also has a good signal from SFI. 
 
It's sending a series of dots. Now some sort of ID at 1220 UTC.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on October 01, 2021, 1048 UTC
1 October 2021:
1030 UTC:
Good signals from Windy and the Desert Whooper this morning.
No sign of SFI yet.
I do have weak intermittent dits circa 4094.1 kHz

1055 UTC Update: 4094.1 is much stronger on the WO7I KiwiSDR in NV vs here (big surprise!) and it is clearly sending Q.

1152 UTC Update: 4094.1 now sending a series of dots / short dashes... and now back to Q.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on October 04, 2021, 1123 UTC
4 October 2021:
1100 Good signals from Wind and the Desert Whooper, and I think a weak one from Q.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on October 05, 2021, 1053 UTC
5 October 2021:
1050 A good signal from the Desert Whooper, Windy somewhat weaker. I have occasional bleeps and such on 4094 where Q would be, but no obvious Qs yet.
1118 Now clearly hearing Q
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on October 06, 2021, 1107 UTC
6 October 2021:
1050 A good signal from the Desert Whooper, still going at 1106 UTC.  No sign of Windy.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on October 07, 2021, 1123 UTC
7 October 20201:
1116: Fair copy from the Desert Whooper, no sign of Windy but I understand it has been cloudy. No sign of Q either.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on October 08, 2021, 1037 UTC
8 OCT 2021:
1036 Windy and the Desert Whooper
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on October 11, 2021, 1036 UTC
11 OCT 2021:
1035 Fair signals from Windy and the Desert Whooper, they were a little stronger earlier
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on October 12, 2021, 1053 UTC
12 OCT 2021
1052 A fair signal from the Desert Whooper. I could not hear Windy, but there was a Pesky on frequency.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on October 13, 2021, 1049 UTC
13 OCT 2021:
1048 Zilch
1056 Weak signal from the Desert Whooper now.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on October 14, 2021, 1051 UTC
14 OCT 2021:
1040 UTC Good signals from the Desert Whooper, no sign of Windy or Q.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on October 15, 2021, 1149 UTC
15 OCT 2021
1120 UTC Good signal from the Desert Whooper, no sign of Windy.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on October 18, 2021, 1057 UTC
18 OCT 2021:

1055 UTC: A good signal from the Desert Whooper, no sign of Windy or Q.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on October 19, 2021, 1020 UTC
19 OCT 2021:

1019: Hearing Windy for the first time in a while. Also a weak signal from the Desert Whooper.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on October 25, 2021, 1107 UTC
25 OCT 2021
1045 UTC: Both Windy and the Desert Whooper heard.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on October 26, 2021, 1112 UTC
26 OCT 2021:
1110 UTC: Both Windy and the Desert Whooper heard.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on October 27, 2021, 1041 UTC
27 OCT 2021:
1040 UTC: A weak signal from the Desert Whooper, no sign of Windy.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on October 28, 2021, 1125 UTC
28 OCT 2021:
1125 UTC: Weak signal from he Desert Whooper, about the same as when I checked an hour earlier. No sign of Windy.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on October 29, 2021, 1035 UTC
29 OCT 2021:
1034 UTC: Good signals from Windy and the Desert Whooper.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on November 01, 2021, 1055 UTC
1 Nov 2021:
1050 UTC: Good signal from the Desert Whooper, occasional CW from Windy, sounds like "S" ?
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on November 03, 2021, 1040 UTC
2 Nov 2921:
1000 UTC: Fair to good signals from Windy and the Desert Whooper.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on November 04, 2021, 1051 UTC
4 Nov 2021:
1000 UTC: Weak signals from the Desert Whooper, K index 7.  No sign of Windy.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on November 05, 2021, 1052 UTC
5 Nov 2021
1052 UTC: Weak signals from the Desert Whooper, no sign of Windy
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on November 08, 2021, 1113 UTC
8 Nov 2021:
1113 UTC: Fair signals from Windy and the Desert Whooper.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on November 09, 2021, 1111 UTC
9 NOV 2021:
1111 UTC: Weak signals from the Desert Whooper, no sign of Windy.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on November 10, 2021, 1158 UTC
10 NOV 2021:
1157 UTC: Weak signal from the Desert Whooper, oh and there's Windy.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on November 11, 2021, 1134 UTC
11 Nov 2021:
1121 UTC: Weak signal from the Desert Whooper.
1133 UTC: S from Windy.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on November 12, 2021, 1119 UTC
12 Nov 2021:
1118 UTC: Fair signals from Windy and the Desert Whooper.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on November 17, 2021, 1139 UTC
17 Nov 2021:
1135 UTC: Both Windy and the Desert Whooper heard with weak to fair signals.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on November 19, 2021, 1134 UTC
19 Nov 2021:
1133 UTC: A fair signal from the Desert Whooper, Windy is weak.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on November 22, 2021, 1130 UTC
22 NOV 2021:
1130 UTC: A very weak signal from the Desert Whooper, nothing from Windy.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on November 23, 2021, 1159 UTC
23 NOV 2021:
1157 UTC: A weak signal from the Desert Whooper, no sign of Windy.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on November 29, 2021, 1122 UTC
29 NOV 2021:
1122 UTC: Windy sending S
1125 UTC: "A" back on 2097 !
1206 UTC: Weak signal from the Desert Whooper.

Great to see the band back together again  ;D
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: Teotwaki on November 29, 2021, 1714 UTC
29 NOV 2021:
1122 UTC: Windy sending S
1125 UTC: "A" back on 2097 !
1206 UTC: Weak signal from the Desert Whooper.

Great to see the band back together again  ;D

It is great!
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on November 30, 2021, 1157 UTC
30 NOV 2021:
1154 UTC: Fair signal from the Desert Whooper, no sign of A or Windy.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on December 01, 2021, 1157 UTC
1 DEC 2021:
1130 UTC: Very weak signal from A
1155 UTC: Very weak "S" from Windy, also a weak signal from the Desert Whooper.  Non-quiet geomagnetic field conditions, the K index was 5 earlier. Poor results on 2 MHz GMDSS as well overnight.
1209 UTC: Hearing H !  A new one for me I think!
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on December 03, 2021, 1204 UTC
3 DEC 2021:
1202 UTC: A with a good signal on 2097, fair signal from the Desert Whooper.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on December 07, 2021, 1120 UTC
7 DEC 2021:
1119 The Desert Whooper faded in with a weak signal, I had been monitoring the frequency for about half an hour with nothing previously heard.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on January 10, 2022, 1206 UTC
10 JAN 2022:
1203 UTC: A with a weak signal
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on January 13, 2022, 1132 UTC
13 JAN 2022:
1131 UTC: Fair signal from the Desert Whooper on 4095.7
1132 Now hearing A as well on 2097.3
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on January 14, 2022, 1140 UTC
14 JAN 2022:
1138 UTC: Fair signal from the Desert Whooper on 4095.7
1140 Also hearing A as well on 2097.3
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on February 15, 2022, 1213 UTC
15 FEB 2022:
1127 UTC: A and The Desert Whooper both heard. I tried for the new Coast Slider, but no reception.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on February 18, 2022, 1027 UTC
18 Feb 2022:

1025 The Desert Whooper 4095.5 +/-
1028 A 2097.3
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on February 20, 2022, 1157 UTC
20 FEB 2022:
1155 The Desert Whooper 4095.5 +/-
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on March 15, 2022, 1114 UTC
15 MAR 2022:
1112 UTC: A with a weak signal on 2097.3
1113 UTC: Desert Whooper with a fair signal 4095.5
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on March 21, 2022, 1123 UTC
21 MAR 2022:
1118 The Desert Whooper
1120 UTC Weak copy of L on 4095.1 - My first reception?
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on March 29, 2022, 1136 UTC
29 MAR 2022:

Interesting propagation this morning, a good signal from A on 2097.3 from about 1030 to past 1100 UTC, but none of the 4 MHz beacons heard.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on April 01, 2022, 1130 UTC
1 APR 2022:

1130 UTC Weak copy from L on 4095
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on April 12, 2022, 1158 UTC
12 APR 2022:

1015 UTC A on 2097.3 with a fair signal, no sign of any 4 MHz beacons.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on April 27, 2022, 1128 UTC
27 April 2027, circa 1025 UTC:

Both A on 2097.3 and the Desert Whooper 4095.5 coming in with good signals.