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22 Meter Band Beacons / Re: HiFER "AN" 13563.0
« on: October 22, 2018, 0545 UTC »
Copied it again tonight, around 0200 UTC this time. I'm guessing it's probably from California.

I don't think the CW is Farnsworth spaced after all, after having clearer copy with less QRM and QRN tonight.  The frequency did jump around a bit, though, enough to hear sometimes.

22 Meter Band Beacons / HiFER "AN" 13563.0
« on: October 20, 2018, 1551 UTC »
Heard last night a few Hz above 13563.0 just before 0100 Z sending "AN" with Farnsworth spacing. Anyone know who it is?

22 Meter Band Beacons / Re: Signals to Correlate with 22m beacons.
« on: September 01, 2018, 1718 UTC »
I don't really think broadcasters make very good indicators. Their schedules are not that consistent at the times of day when the band is open domestically, plus with power levels 70-80 dB greater than the target signals, well, they'll make it through 99 out of 100 times when a HiFER won't.

Having said that, RNZ may at least be some indicator of when trans-Pacific paths are open.  But otherwise, the ham 20 meter beacons are a more reasonable indicator IMO.

22 Meter Band Beacons / Re: Sunday Morning Hifers
« on: June 17, 2018, 1820 UTC »
Before 11 AM Central, I was hearing P, WV, sometimes MTI, and seeing EH, USC, and sometimes TON on Argo.  Almost could heard TON, too, but it was broken up by codar pulses.  Just after I tuned to the top half of the band, I was able to hear GNK for a little while, but then SWBC sidebands began wiping out everything at that end.

22 Meter Band Beacons / Re: New HIFER Beacon "RF" is on the air!!
« on: April 04, 2018, 2009 UTC »
It does seem a bit touchy trying to adjust the trimmer pot. It's easy to go from a couple of milliwatts to 30 in no time flat. A lower value in the 220 ohm range might be better, and is well within the drive capabilities of the three paralleled NAND gates.

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