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Title: PCO 13563.5 CW 2200 UTC 25 MAR 2022
Post by: Sparx McGee on March 28, 2022, 2255 UTC
PCO (formerly FJB?) fading in and out, hitting 579 at times here in MN.  Nice signal for a HiFER!
Title: Re: PCO 13563.5 CW 2200 UTC 25 MAR 2022
Post by: MojaveBeaconeer on April 16, 2022, 1242 UTC
I was wondering what this (PCO) DAID beacon after 3 idents was a couple of weeks ago as I was slow-offroading and hiking in the Talc City area near Darwin, CA (Inyo Co.) - Q3-5 (but weak) reception easily achieved just the whip on my ICF-SW7600GR out in the wide open spaces. OK cool and thanks for the update...  Thanks Bill also!

RR-daid has now a helically loaded "wooden-pole vertical" atop the shop bldg. in-lieu of former 1/4 wave horizontal-wire broadside east/west.  Now 13562.88 +/- A1A drift.  It is xmtr #1 employing a CB-14 in 3x overtone osc., etc.

I also occ. hear a ditter of about 75 DPM near PCO and exhibiting similar propagation--might be friend Mike's in NM, possibly, per his info. 1/2 a year ago.

22-m has very differing propagation daily - now better due to higher MUF and Es season coming.

73-MB
Title: Re: PCO 13563.5 CW 2200 UTC 25 MAR 2022
Post by: MojaveBeaconeer on May 10, 2022, 0223 UTC
PCO bombed in here moving the S-meter to S2 to 3 on Saturday 07 April during the mid-day period (in and out) along with a ditter near 13562. 

RR-dash (about 13562.8 kHz) was off and still is off for listening purposes.  good job again and TNX for the nice QSL card for April reception! 73MB
Title: Re: PCO 13563.5 CW 2200 UTC 25 MAR 2022
Post by: MojaveBeaconeer on May 10, 2022, 0226 UTC
PS - an unfortunate posting of mine months ago re. LWCA still exists in the 22m listing section, and this opinion is null and void today, as I re-joined LWCA in the winter and I find all  of the DXing efforts; waterfall and spectraldisplays; and various writings and chit-chat about 22m stuff is FASCINATING!

For the record, MB.
Title: Re: PCO 13563.5 CW 2200 UTC 25 MAR 2022
Post by: Dave Richards on August 18, 2022, 0226 UTC
PCO coming into the KFS SDR in Half Moon Bay, CA on 8-18-2022 at 0224z (7:24pm PDT). Noise is S3-S4. PCO is about an S unit above the noise, but perfectly copyable. According to the KFS SDR, it is on 13563.48. I'm not sure how accurately these Kiwi SDR's are calibrated, but it seems to be within a few 10's of Hz. My second HiFER copy (TON was the first). Encouraging!

Also being received on the KPH SDR with about the same report.
Title: Re: PCO 13563.5 CW 2200 UTC 25 MAR 2022
Post by: Dave Richards on August 31, 2022, 2335 UTC
PCO coming into the KPH SDR, barely copyable above an S3 band noise level RST 239, with wideband QRM/QRN across the whole HiFER band. 2330z (1630 PDT) on 8-31-2022. No other HiFERs copyable on the band though. PCO is a regular signal here.