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22 Meter Band HiFER Beacons / Re: What have I got myself into?
« on: March 11, 2023, 1301 UTC »
Tnx for the report, that is an interesting report for us being so close.  It's a fun band to kill time and experiment. 

22 Meter Band HiFER Beacons / Re: 22m Beacon Logs 28 Nov 2022
« on: November 30, 2022, 0150 UTC »
Thanks for the report, would appreciate more. 

22 Meter Band HiFER Beacons / Loggings today
« on: November 06, 2022, 2037 UTC »

via KX4AZ kiwi -

RF (true S9)

via KD2OM kiwi -

PCO (fading in/out)

via KB0FX kiwi -

PIE/B FL (weak and fading)

via K9MQ kiwi -


22 Meter Band HiFER Beacons / loggings today
« on: October 14, 2022, 1939 UTC »
1527 Z

Via KB0FX kiwi (Missouri) 

RF - 13564.99 (fading)
WAS - 13566.2 (weak)
RVA - 13566.40 (weak with fading)
AMA - 13566.77 (strong)

Via KD2OM kiwk (upstate NY)

RF - 13564.99 (strong)
WAS - 13566.2 (weak with fading)

Via KX4AT kiwk (Michigan)

Something too weak to ID around 13563.87
RF - 13564.99 (strong, s9+)
WAS - 13566.2
RVA - 13566.40

Lots of loud radar on the band as well. 

22 Meter Band HiFER Beacons / loggings tonight
« on: October 04, 2022, 0008 UTC »
Via KB0FX (Warrenton, Missouri) kiwi

PCO -13563.48
MRB - 13563.7
RF - 13564.97 - booming
KAH - 13566.04
WAS - 13566.2
RVA - 13566.4
AMA - 13566.76

2355 Z today - very nice conditions!

I'd love to hear from beacon ops who have a long dash and pause on their CW (i.e. PCO and RF) on what their hardware is. 

22 Meter Band HiFER Beacons / Re: KAH
« on: October 02, 2022, 1838 UTC »
Hearing KAH today via KB0FX (Missouri).  Also RVA (my beacon) and AMA heard nicely.  1837Z. 

Others heard by KX4AZ (Michigan) - RF (booming loud), unknown station on 13565.9 (very light), WAS, intermittently RVA. 

22 Meter Band HiFER Beacons / KAH
« on: August 12, 2022, 2136 UTC »
Heard today via KX3AZ/T (Tustin, MI)
2132 Z
559 with fading

22 Meter Band HiFER Beacons / PIEDNB FL on 13564.58
« on: May 10, 2022, 2032 UTC »

via KB0FX (Missouri) Kiwi SDR
First time heard

Lots of fading so it took and while and I could be off by a character or so. Anyone with Florida knowledge have any context clues ? 

Equipment / Re: Blackcat 22 meter build and modification
« on: March 09, 2022, 1952 UTC »
Appreciate your thoughts!  Would be curious to see more build outs from other beacon ops.  I think the Altoids tin will be retired soon and I can make some other improvements to the station. 

Equipment / Re: Blackcat 22 meter build and modification
« on: March 08, 2022, 1739 UTC »
Great ideas guys, thanks for sharing.  Having a better ground can only help.  I especially like the DC blocking cap.  Will see what enclosure I come up with next. 

22 Meter Band HiFER Beacons / 22m log 3/8/2022
« on: March 08, 2022, 1738 UTC »
Via KX4AZ/T (Michigan)

13564.96 RF - loud and proud
13565.8 MR. X (nice callsign, first time hearing it)
13566.22 WAS
13566.4 RVA

1736 UTC

Equipment / Blackcat 22 meter build and modification
« on: March 07, 2022, 1739 UTC »
Ok, so here is my first home for my 22m blackcat kit (callsign RVA).  Who hasn't built something in an altoids tin?  I have been running it from a 9v wall wart and the only issue that I have had is that I have to occasionally restart it by putting my finger on/near the crystal.  It looks like I've been creating RFI when I operate between ~ 3-7 MHz that causes it to stop.  Cycling the power usually would not make it restart. 


So the mod that I did after learning from another beacon op was to place a resistor in C4.  I used a 450meg that came from my junk box.  Then I added another cap to R18 to bring it as close as possible back to the frequency I started on.  After this mod, when transmitting on the same low end of HF the beacon continues to transmit (it gets chirpy but it is there) and starts right back up when the power is cycled.  Of course - your mileage may vary / try at your own risk! 


Feedback / comments appreciated.  This unit may go out in the wild soon so I am going to consider a new housing. 

PS mods - the img tag would not display my two pics. 

22 Meter Band HiFER Beacons / Re: 22m Beacons 24 FEB 2022
« on: February 24, 2022, 2044 UTC »
Mine for today:


13564.95 - RF (really strong)
13566.3 - RVA
13566.23 - WAS

Also via KB0FX SDR:

13563.53 - FJB with fades
13564.70 - ABBY with deep fades
13564.95 - RF
13565.99 - KAH
13566.23 - WAS
13566.3 - RVA
13566.49 - ODX 
13567.5 - DJI


13563.5 - YSO

2030 UTC

22 Meter Band HiFER Beacons / New one - DJI - 13569.83 khz
« on: January 31, 2022, 2202 UTC »

I don't see DJI on any lists.  Hearing on the KB0FX SDR (Missouri).  Freq is stable but there is fading. 

Also hearing: RVA, WAS, KAH, FJB, K6FRC.  I can see some other weak ones that aren't quite up to snuff. 

22 Meter Band HiFER Beacons / Re: Hearing KAH K6FRC WAS RVA
« on: January 23, 2022, 1825 UTC »
Today 1819Z:

Via KC9FFV (Texas)

YSO (loudest one)

Via KB0FX (Missouri)


Via KX4AZ/T (Michigan)

RF (note the long tone at end of TX cycle, easy to identify)

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