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Scanning for Firedrake 00:30z - 01:00z
« on: March 29, 2013, 0117 UTC »
Scanning for Firedrake 00:30z - 01:00z
I was searching for firedrake over the past half hour and here are my results:

13850
14400
14980
16360
16920
17250
17300
17370 (The loudest and most clear of them all)

and for s&g I found this one non firedrake 9575 - Learn Chinese (Unknown name)

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Re: Scanning for Firedrake 00:30z - 01:00z
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2013, 2214 UTC »
I barely heard 13920 around 12:30Z this morning.

Checked on Wed & Thrs around the same time and didn't hear them on 13920.

Also was checking 13970, 13820 & 13870. Couldn't do a lot of searching as was driving.



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Re: Scanning for Firedrake 00:30z - 01:00z
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2013, 1515 UTC »
Linked are a couple of images of typical Firedrake starts on different dates, the second is this morning (March 30, 2013), there is a time scale on the right side of each image.  Each image has multiple Firdrakess coming online.  The two images are pretty big, around 3 MB each, so I am only linking them, not embedding them.  If you zoom in you can see some detail of each.

http://www.pbase.com/token/image/147909476/original.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/token/image/149434279/original.jpg

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Re: Scanning for Firedrake 00:30z - 01:00z
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2013, 1747 UTC »
Thanks Token, those are great images, especially the one from today which I also logged and compared to yours. You heard a couple that I didn't.

Have noticed the audio being synchronized (when listening on multiple receivers), but never was able to catch them as they started. Also reinforces the point to keep searching even after several have come on.

What did you use to record that wide of a spectrum?



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Re: Scanning for Firedrake 00:30z - 01:00z
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2013, 2117 UTC »
Thanks Token, those are great images, especially the one from today which I also logged and compared to yours. You heard a couple that I didn't.

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What did you use to record that wide of a spectrum?


There may have been more Firedrakes on, I frankly only grabbed the obvious ones just to make a quick image.  I have seen up to 16 up at one time, and have been told they can do over 20.

That shot is from the wideband display on the Excalibur Pro (Excalibur has the same display).  The full image was 30 MHz wide, 0 to 30 MHz (it can also do 0 to 50 MHz width if desired), but I just trimmed out the segment I wanted after the fact.

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