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Re: Morning log
« Reply #30 on: November 10, 2014, 1126 UTC »
A is very weak on 2097 at 1125z. Nothing heard around 4096.
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Re: Morning log
« Reply #31 on: November 27, 2014, 1835 UTC »
Thanksgiving Morning

6700.5  Hexy 2K  decent signal

6626.3 Rainy  weak but clear

2097  "A" very weak
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Re: Morning log
« Reply #32 on: December 14, 2014, 1950 UTC »
I cannot believe how dead things have been when I have checked on the beacons. I finally heard Hexie 2K on 6700.5 just now
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Re: Morning log
« Reply #33 on: December 14, 2014, 2019 UTC »
Yes, 4 MHz has been dreadful here. Last winter I recall being able to hear four or five beacons at a time. Now, zip. I haven't even tried in a while. Maybe I'll give it a shot tomorrow morning.
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Re: Morning log
« Reply #34 on: December 16, 2014, 1311 UTC »
Once again, nothing at all on 4 MHz. Nor A on 2097. I did have L on 6917 around 0645-0800z.
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Re: Morning log
« Reply #35 on: December 22, 2014, 1842 UTC »
good signal on 6700.5 for Hexie2K right now
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Re: Morning log
« Reply #36 on: December 23, 2014, 1346 UTC »
decent signal from 2097 KHz "A" beacon
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Re: Morning log
« Reply #37 on: December 24, 2014, 1649 UTC »
4096.24 Hexie  is just poking up out of the morning noise floor

On 2097 I am hearing a strange mishmash of tones as if other far off signals are wandering in and out.
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Re: Morning log
« Reply #38 on: December 24, 2014, 1659 UTC »
also coming up out of the noise

6626.2  Rocky
6626.3  Rainy
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Re: Morning log
« Reply #39 on: December 25, 2014, 1421 UTC »
I was up early and stepped through some of the beacon frequencies. The radio has been sitting on 4094.5 for a few minutes and then the "X" beacon popped up out of the noise for maybe a minute before a mild fade then came back in maybe 10 seconds.
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Re: Morning log
« Reply #40 on: December 25, 2014, 1433 UTC »
2097 "A" beacon is sounding good with very slight fading
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Re: Morning log
« Reply #41 on: December 27, 2014, 1746 UTC »
the only beacon to be heard so far this morning is a pretty weak Hexie2K on 6700.5  with some light fading
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Re: Morning log
« Reply #42 on: January 01, 2015, 1841 UTC »
Hexie2K on 6700.5   is up for the New Year, a little weak but no fading
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Re: Morning log
« Reply #43 on: January 02, 2015, 1824 UTC »
I haven't tried to hear the "A" beacon on 2097 yet but have not been able to hear any of the 4 MHz beacons in central Illinois yet this winter. I'll keep listening, though. Best times in the past have been a couple hours before sunrise during the winter. I've heard most of them in past years.

Is the "CO" beacon on 3449 kHz defunct? I haven't heard it in a long time and see it's not on the list of current active beacons.
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Re: Morning log
« Reply #44 on: January 03, 2015, 0531 UTC »
I haven't tried to hear the "A" beacon on 2097 yet but have not been able to hear any of the 4 MHz beacons in central Illinois yet this winter. I'll keep listening, though. Best times in the past have been a couple hours before sunrise during the winter. I've heard most of them in past years.

Is the "CO" beacon on 3449 kHz defunct? I haven't heard it in a long time and see it's not on the list of current active beacons.

I was camping in Colorado in July and all that I heard was

2097  "A" beacon, weak but clear
4094.5 "X" beacon, clear and weak with slight fading
4096.24 Hexie with the 1 second dash
Jim
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