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22 Meter Band Beacons / New Beacon: MN 13562.8
« on: April 23, 2019, 1700 UTC »
Hello Everyone, the snow has finally melted and I was able to get my antenna up today so the beacon is on the air. Here are the details.

Frequency: 13562.8
Call: MN (13 WPM CW)
Grid Locator: EN34fw
Location: Shorewood, MN
Antenna: Dipole at 40 feet. Radiating mostly North and South
Schedule: Should be on 24/7 unless I decide to use the antenna for a listening session.

Details: Beacon is a Black Cat Systems kit.

Reports welcome!

22 Meter Band Beacons / WAS 13564.85 1703 UTC 29 Jan 2019
« on: January 29, 2019, 1709 UTC »
My second beacon found...


It was extremely difficult if not impossible to hear and ID by ear. I was able to see it on the waterfall once in a while and eventually confirm the ID with at least one clear visual when it faded in just long enough for a few rounds ID's in a row. Looks to be about 1200 miles away from my QTH.

22 Meter Band Beacons / K6FRC 13565 1640 UTC 29 Jan 2019
« on: January 29, 2019, 1652 UTC »
Hello all,

I finally logged my first 22 meter beacon today. It was K6FRC in California. I am located in Minnesota. I had to really dig it out of the mud. It would fade in and out but I was eventually able to copy the full ID a number of times. About 1,800 miles.

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