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22 Meter Band / Re: WAS 13564.85 1703 UTC 29 Jan 2019
« on: March 03, 2019, 2112 UTC »
Tnx Kirk for the video/audio report. Always neat to hear that pea-nut whistle.
73 de Bill K4JYS/WAS

22 Meter Band / K6FRC Into NC Again
« on: February 27, 2019, 1743 UTC »
Paul's beacon is making it's regular morning appearance. Between 1540-1555Z 2-27-19 K6FRC was running RST 229-339, and 439 on fade-ups. Fades took it down into the noise and than popped back up. I also heard a couple of CODAR bursts and a ditter a bit above the watering hole. No other beacons heard.

By the way, the receiving setup is a Ten Tec RX340 and a PA0RDT mini-whip active antenna.

73 de Bill K4JYS

22 Meter Band / K6FRC Into NC Again
« on: February 22, 2019, 1518 UTC »
Am hearing K6FRC again this AM, 1450-1510Z 2/22/2019. Sig mostly RST 229 to 339 but around 1508-1510 was maxing out at 439 on fade ups. Also hearing a few fairly strong CODAR bursts. As time permits, will try a few more listening periods later today.

73 de Bill K4JYS/WAS

22 Meter Band / Re: WAS 13564.85 1703 UTC 29 Jan 2019
« on: February 18, 2019, 1525 UTC »
Tnx Kirk for the report. Glad to see you are hearing WAS a bit better than last time. Can send a QSL for this new report if ya want. Has it warmed up enuf to work on your beacon project?
73 de Bill K4JYS

22 Meter Band / K6FRC Into NC Again
« on: February 16, 2019, 1626 UTC »
I am barely hearing K6FRC, 1611-1618Z, 2/16/19. Sigs are nil up to about RST 339 with the usual QSB. No others heard as of yet. WAS is down for a short listening period.
73 de Bill K4JYS

Longwave Loggings / SDR Receivers Useful For MW/LW
« on: February 12, 2019, 1711 UTC »
Here is a list of SDR's that may be useful to some for receiving on LW/MW frequencies. The list was compiled by Dave AB5S and was posted on the Boatanchor List. An explanation of his selection process also follows...73 de Bill K4JYS:

"List of SDRs in North America which are usable to monitor the 630 Meter (472-479 KC) MW Ham Band. Those which didn't "make the cut" were nearly all overwhelmed by Common Mode noise from using long wires or other such antennas unsuitable for Medium Wave. Others were mis-configured or incapable of reception below 500 KC. The receivers on this list were checked early Feburary 2019. Of course, their configurations, antennas or operation
can change without notice at any time.
73 Dave AB5S
P.S. What's up with Alberta?
They have an active Longwave club?"

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22 Meter Band / Re: WAS 13564.85 1703 UTC 29 Jan 2019
« on: January 29, 2019, 2213 UTC »
A Black Cat and dipole. See my QRZ.com for a few more details....Bill

22 Meter Band / Re: WAS 13564.85 1703 UTC 29 Jan 2019
« on: January 29, 2019, 2059 UTC »
Hi Kirk,
Tnx for the report on WAS....that's what ya call squeaking thru...hi. I will be sending a QSL in a few days to confirm your report. Hope you can do some more 22mtr listening and maybe hear more beacons. There are a goodly bunch on CW and some digital modes as well.
73 de Bill K4JYS
Smithfield, NC

Longwave Loggings / Re: Winter 2018 NDB Logs
« on: January 19, 2019, 1718 UTC »
Hi Joe,
RE. your logging of TWL-263...it is now at the Johnston County Airport
at Smithfield, NC. TWL was at Monroe, NC. It replaces JN. TWL was
well over S-9 this morning. I am probably about 15 miles from this
airport and beacon. Glad you logged it....73 de Bill K4JYS

22 Meter Band / Re: WAS heard in SE MN 1930Z
« on: January 16, 2019, 1930 UTC »
Dave, tnx for the report. Glad the lil pip-soueak is making it that far. Haven't seen a report from anywhere lately so good to know it is still getting out.
73 de Bill K4JYS

22 Meter Band / GNK Into NC
« on: December 30, 2018, 1636 UTC »
I gave WAS a short rest and tuned the band a bit.
Only heard GNK at 1601-1608Z ranging from an
RST 569 down into the noise. Also a bit of CODAR
73 de Bill K4JYS

22 Meter Band / Re: WAS heard in SE MN 1930Z
« on: October 26, 2018, 2309 UTC »
Glad ya got it, Dave.
GL with the Black Cat. I have been running mine for several months, mostly 24/7 with no issues. ...73 de Bill K4JYS

22 Meter Band / Re: WAS heard in SE MN 1930Z
« on: October 22, 2018, 2105 UTC »
Tnx Dave for the report. First one from MN.
I will be sending you a QSL to confirm your report.
73 de Bill K4JYS

22 Meter Band / GNK Being Heard---Barely In NC
« on: August 21, 2018, 1941 UTC »
GNK heard from 1902Z until 1909Z.
Ranging from in the noise up to about a RST 439 then
gradually fading back into the noise floor.
From 1903 to 1905 ranged from a 229 to a max of 439.
WAS down for a short listening session.
Nothing else heard as yet.
Bill K4JYS

PS: WAS back up 1940Z

22 Meter Band / Sunday Listening Summary
« on: August 05, 2018, 2301 UTC »
It was a good day here for 22 meter activity. The following stns were heard 8/5/2018:

GNK:  Heard GNK from about 1540 to about 1640Z...part of the time listening from     the dinner table. Sig generally maxing out at about RST 339 and down to barely preceptable or into the noise. Fade ups generally 3-4 ID heard and down for about  15sec or so then back up to the 339 for a few IDs. Interesting to hear the QSB cycle.

PLM:  Could just barely hear PLM from 1737-1755Z. Sigs were mostly at the noise threshold, but with a few IDs just above the noise floor to positively identify....mostly RST 229 or less up to 339 a few times. Long dash after ID.

WV:  Copied WV from 1725-1732Z. Sigs generally ranging from RST 229 to maybe pushing a 449, but with occasional fade-ups to 559 or about an S6 (ambient noise floor at about an S2). First time I have heard WV. His dit/dah marker good for attracting attention plus making S-meter readings.

To cap off the day, I received a email report of WAS from VA3SC, Steve, in Ont.

Excellent radio day...73 de Bill K4JYS/WAS

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