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Re: Morning log
« Reply #45 on: January 18, 2015, 1715 UTC »
Just now I heard Hexie 2K on 6700.5 fade in briefly and weakly and that is about all I have heard so far. Overall conditions are terrible.
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Re: Morning log
« Reply #46 on: January 24, 2015, 1919 UTC »
Rainy!   ;D

6626.3 KHz right now, pretty steady
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Re: Morning log
« Reply #47 on: January 25, 2015, 1727 UTC »
decent signal for Hexie2K on 6700.4 KHz
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Re: Morning log
« Reply #48 on: January 31, 2015, 1833 UTC »
6700.518 KHz for Hexie2K, fairly strong today

I checked the receiver against WWV at 5 & 10 to check for tuning accuracy.

Jim

« Last Edit: February 07, 2015, 1817 UTC by Teotwaki »
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Re: Morning log
« Reply #49 on: February 07, 2015, 1823 UTC »
Hexie2k is showing at 6700.524 today, a little higher than my last post

Rainy is pretty good on 6626.300 to where I can get a good trace on the PX3 waterfall

Rocky may be down in the noise on 6626.2 with heavy fading

« Last Edit: March 08, 2015, 1712 UTC by Teotwaki »
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Re: Morning log
« Reply #50 on: February 14, 2015, 1631 UTC »
Rainy's signal strength has been slowly increasing on 6626.300 t

Rocky appears to have drifted up to  6626.4 KHz
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Re: Morning log
« Reply #51 on: March 08, 2015, 1712 UTC »
Hexie2K is showing at 6700.500 KHz today, some light fading
Rainy doing okay at 6626.3 KHz
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Re: Morning log
« Reply #52 on: March 14, 2015, 1542 UTC »
good copy on Rainy on 6626.300 with Rocky sometimes rising up strongly in signal strength
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Re: Morning log
« Reply #53 on: March 14, 2015, 1634 UTC »
Hexie 2K on 6700.500
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Re: Morning log
« Reply #54 on: March 14, 2015, 1733 UTC »
Just logging the beacon that Token pointed out today. He suspects that the "dit" might even be a very fas CW letter "D". I am hearing it pretty clearly on 13,559.863 with good copy on my KX3/PX3 combo. Somewhere between 50 to 60 dits it performs an odd but quick double dit. Roughly at 60 seconds
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Re: Morning log
« Reply #55 on: March 16, 2015, 0517 UTC »
update as of tonight

13,558.855 unknown beacon 

Here is what I am hearing in Southern California on a video. There is a double PIP in the first second or two of video then 57 PIPs and at 1:02 a double PIP

Video/Audio at https://youtu.be/DLMZOSGsSv8
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Re: Morning log
« Reply #56 on: March 16, 2015, 1349 UTC »
5205.3 KHz  SALLY
13,559.86 unknown PIP with 60 second cycle
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Re: Morning log
« Reply #57 on: March 17, 2015, 1334 UTC »

from 06:30 to 06:35 local

13,559.86 unknown PIP with 60 second cycle and solid signal
5205.3  Sally with good signal
2097.3  "A" in CW about 10 secs apart, very strong
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Re: Morning log
« Reply #58 on: March 21, 2015, 1617 UTC »
I've been listening for about 3 hours and now (finally!) some beacons can be heard.

Rocky, Rainy and the unknown ditter in the 6626.2 to 6626.6 range

I have a local bursty wideband noise that is making it a pain in the butt to tune for center frequencies

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Re: Morning log
« Reply #59 on: March 22, 2015, 1716 UTC »
same this morning, a few hours of patience and letting the radio sit with the volume up has let me hear Rainy and the unknown beacon rise up in signal strength.

A little less noise today so the unknown ditter seems to be at 6626.450 today. Rainy is a little harder to spot in the noise but may be around 6626.430
Jim
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