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Author Topic: New desert beacon, "MOJAVE DES" 4096.54 kHz, 09 Jan, 2014, 0215 UTC  (Read 1463 times)

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There appears to be a new south west beacon in operation around the 4096 kHz range.  I have not been checking these freqs very often, the last time was probably a couple weeks ago, but tonight this one is very clear.  There is enough fading on it that I am not ground wave to it, but a nice signal all the same.

4096.54 kHz, Jan 09. 2014, 0215 UTC.  Sends three long dashes, each about 1.3 seconds long, the third is slightly longer than the rest.  The three dashes are followed by MOJAVE DES in CW.  The cycle then repeats, each cycle is about 18.9 seconds long.

Go to it guys, lets see where else this one is heard.

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Re: New desert beacon, "MOJAVE DES" 4096.54 kHz, 09 Jan, 2014, 0215 UTC
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2014, 1539 UTC »
Caught it this morning about 1520 utc on 4096.55.  There was a dasher on the same freq back just before xmas.  Suspect it was also the one I caught at about 4094.87 a few days before that.  Will have to pay attention and see if this one stays on or disappears. 

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Re: New desert beacon, "MOJAVE DES" 4096.54 kHz, 09 Jan, 2014, 0215 UTC
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2014, 1951 UTC »
In the last 3 months  I have caught 3 different signals on this freq within a few 10's Hz.  On Nov 24 2013 I had something that was sending two dashes, basicaly forming a long M, but the second dash was a bit longer than the first.  WOuld repeat every ~6.5 seconds.  On Dec 3 I had a 2 second dasher here, 2 seconds on and 2 seconds off.  And then last night the MOJAVE DES CW beacon, which is here this mornign also.  No idea if they are related or not, maybe the earlier was someone setting the transmitter up?

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