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Messages - kc3gfz

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22 Meter Band Beacons / Re: ODX Heard in NC
« on: July 27, 2020, 0206 UTC »
I hear ODX and KAH quite a bit. Try listening to some Kiwi radios in Texas, Utah and Colorado. You signal may come in. I been tuning to these betweeen 9pm and 10 pm Est. I hear my beacon along with KAH and ODX. Iím quite surprised the propogation at night recently.

Chris

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22 Meter Band Beacons / Re: CW Beacons circa 1300 UTC 5 Jul 2020
« on: July 05, 2020, 1505 UTC »
Thanks for the reports Chris. Abby beacon tends to favor a path to the eastern PA, MD, and Virginia lately. Good to know itís getting out more.

Chris

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22 Meter Band Beacons / Re: WV vy strong 13553.48
« on: June 19, 2020, 1430 UTC »
Wv has a website with some details on the beacon.

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22 Meter Band Beacons / Re: WV vy strong 13553.48
« on: June 19, 2020, 1339 UTC »
Propogation has definitely improved over the past week or so. 22m is pretty active.

Chris

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I think i got you on the FCC in PA. Abby is broadcasting from PA.

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BTW  for got to ask... where are you hearing abby from geographically?

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Nice to see Abby is getting out today! I hear it on a k1ra on a Virgina SDR fading in and out.

Thanks for reporting my beacon.

Chris

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22 Meter Band Beacons / Re: 22m Beacons 15 Apr 2020
« on: April 30, 2020, 1353 UTC »
Hello,

Abby sits at about 13566.70 give or take a few depending on temperature and drift. It has been monitored for weeks in New foundland Island Canada by v01fog.

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22 Meter Band Beacons / Re: 22m Beacons 15 Apr 2020
« on: April 15, 2020, 0307 UTC »
Hello Boriken,

Thanks for reporting what your heard. My beacon "Abby" is gettin out! This is the first report of being heard in North Carolina. The beacon has been heard in the following locations to date:

Kansas
New Found land Island Canada
Texas

Chris

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22 Meter Band Beacons / Re: JUN smashes the 2000 miles distance !!
« on: March 03, 2020, 1947 UTC »
Hi Vic,

Congrats! It is awesome that you were heard from so far way. I myself got a record distance report from Larry too. He has a really good antenna setup and rig. Distance was about 1,400 miles for beacon "abby". Very impressive what low power can do in the SW band. I am running just a little over 3mw power currently.

Chris

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22 Meter Band Beacons / Re: YCPA 13567
« on: February 26, 2020, 2043 UTC »
Abby Frequency is at 13566.60

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22 Meter Band Beacons / Re: YCPA 13567
« on: February 18, 2020, 1408 UTC »
Sorry 13566.9

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22 Meter Band Beacons / Re: YCPA 13567
« on: February 17, 2020, 1623 UTC »
I forgot to say 450k to like 4meg ohm resistor should accomplish the job of you consider using solar or have Issues with having the beacon start back up after changing batteries.

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22 Meter Band Beacons / Re: YCPA 13567
« on: February 17, 2020, 1620 UTC »
I moved it back to battery power for now. Frequency 13.566.8/9. If you are considering running a solar panel with the black cat make sure you have something around 400kohm resister in C4, that will allow solar panel to wake up on its own the next day without covering the panel with hand to get it started back up. I was going to go 100% solar but find that probably a battery/solar combo would work better. Another thing would be to keep the 5v regulator chip in and get a 6-12v panel and try that without battery. I use 3aa 1.5v energizer lithium and they will run beacon for about 18 days 24/7. For the time being, expensive  I will buy 1.5v rechargeable lithium cells. This will be cost effective for me and Iíll only need to charge them twice a month.

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22 Meter Band Beacons / Re: YCPA 13567
« on: February 15, 2020, 1307 UTC »
Hello there,

Nice to see another beacon in Pennsylvania. Grid FN00 Allegheny County. My beacon Abby is running around 135564.9 frequency change from 13566.9 due to changes in components. Today try to run 100% solar.

Have fun.

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