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Offline Signal Hunter

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AMA 13566.780 1629 10-SEP-2022
« on: September 10, 2022, 1631 UTC »
Very weak signal in Central Missouri but came up a couple of times to get the call sign "AMA".

Also a very weak trace on the waterfall.

1636z - much better copy at the moment and the waterfall is very clear.

Does anyone know the location of this beacon?

« Last Edit: September 10, 2022, 1640 UTC by Signal Hunter »
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Re: AMA 13566.780 1629 10-SEP-2022
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2022, 0124 UTC »
Been a long time since anyone reported this one!  If it's the same beacon as a few years ago, it's in Hamilton, ON.

Unfortunately, the operator chose to remain anonymous back then, so we have no contact info.

The beacon was originally announced on the LW & Part 15 Message Board ( https://lwca.net/mb/ ). On the odd chance that the op may still visit there from time to time, you could try posting a report there and see if he or she responds.

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Re: AMA 13566.780 1629 10-SEP-2022
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2022, 0142 UTC »
Prairiedog, thanks for the info.  I'll try those links to see if it is the same one.

Not sure why someone would go to the trouble to put a beacon on the air and not provide any information about it.

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Re: AMA 13566.780 1629 10-SEP-2022
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2022, 1717 UTC »
Not sure why someone would go to the trouble to put a beacon on the air and not provide any information about it.

Does kind of seem to defeat the point, doesn't it? Or at least, removes a lot of incentive for those of us monitoring; especially in those cases where no one even knows the town or state where the beacon is located. At least we have a city and province for this one, so we've got a rough idea of the DX involved.

I'm thinking this probably is the same AMA that I heard here in EM27 back in early 2020, except about 800 Hz higher this time.

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Re: AMA 13566.780 1629 10-SEP-2022
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2022, 2347 UTC »
Not sure why someone would go to the trouble to put a beacon on the air and not provide any information about it.

Does kind of seem to defeat the point, doesn't it?

Oh, I don't know about that. I can see the appeal in putting a QRPp HiFER beacon on the air, with no publicity or fanfare at all, sitting back, and seeing whether anyone ever finds it. Sounds like fun, to be honest!
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