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Loggings => Longwave Loggings => Topic started by: Shortwave_listener on July 25, 2022, 0418 UTC

Title: LW Longwave beacon Kelowna and others
Post by: Shortwave_listener on July 25, 2022, 0418 UTC
Hearing weak Morse code using USB with my Sony ICF-2010 on 257 kHz with the internal antenna. I do not know Morse code but “LW” in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada is the nearest beacon on 257 kHz and also higher powered than most stations on the frequency according to this list: https://www.dxinfocentre.com/ndb.htm Identication is Morse code followed by a tone then identification again.

Also hearing what is probably “DC” on 326 kHz USB from Princeton, British Columbia, Canada. Same pattern of a Morse code identification followed by a tone then identification again.

Also hearing what is probably “SX” on 368 kHz USB from Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada. Same pattern of a Morse code identification followed by a tone then identification again.

Also hearing what is probably “YWB” on 389 kHz USB from Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. Same pattern of a Morse code identification followed by a tone then identification again.
Title: Re: LW Longwave beacon Kelowna and others
Post by: pinto vortando on July 26, 2022, 2156 UTC
Nice going on just the internal antenna.
Don't hear beacons from BC too often here in Michigan and it is becoming even less often
as many of these beacons are being decommissioned... so enjoy logging them while you can.
The Morse identifier is sent slowly enough so that you really don't have to know how to copy
Morse in your head.  Just write down the dots and dashes and decode it latter.  Of course,
learning Morse (or CW, as the hams call it) makes it more enjoyable.
The long tone you hear after the ID is the signature of a Canadian beacon (US beacons do not
send this tone).  It is known as a long Dash After ID or DAID.
Enjoy your beacon hunting... an external antenna would be a big help.