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Author Topic: CW on 475 khz 6:15 - 6:35 utc Nov 21 '13  (Read 2219 times)

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CW on 475 khz 6:15 - 6:35 utc Nov 21 '13
« on: November 22, 2013, 0801 UTC »
While logging NDB's I notice a signal in part of the LW amateur band. this is a first for me.

I listened and recorded from 6:15 to 6:35 utc.  It was a bit too fast for my less than novice ears but i got a few bits and pieces...
DE WD2XSH/10 , (grid) DM79GX, and QSL.  It did not sound like a QSO, but rather seemed to be repeating at regular intervals...
I looked up the call sign and see it is or was part of the LW experimental beacon network..  COOL BEANS!
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Re: CW on 475 khz 6:15 - 6:35 utc Nov 21 '13
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2013, 0802 UTC »
Experimental amateur beacons. More info can be found here

http://www.500kc.com/
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Re: CW on 475 khz 6:15 - 6:35 utc Nov 21 '13
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2013, 0457 UTC »

Logged two WD2XSH beacons:

/7 from Natchitoches, Louisiana and /31 in Virginia

0431u roughly 476kc

/7 sent that it was an experimental radio station...

/31 sent...  de WD2XSH/31/31/31 k

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Re: CW on 475 khz 6:15 - 6:35 utc Nov 21 '13
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2013, 0508 UTC »
Send reception reports to those respective stations, and they'll send you QSLs back. Or so I'm told just in case you're interested.
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Re: CW on 475 khz 6:15 - 6:35 utc Nov 21 '13
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2013, 2131 UTC »

Thanks Brian.

I asked for one from one of the stations, didn't get it, so I just gave up. Didn't feel like asking again.

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Re: CW on 475 khz 6:15 - 6:35 utc Nov 21 '13
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2013, 2202 UTC »
Hearing shifting tones (MFSK)? on 475kc @ 2145u.

After the tones, signing CW ID WG2XJM

Experimental license location... Saegertown, PA
« Last Edit: November 25, 2013, 2206 UTC by Capt. Radio »