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Re: My Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #540 on: October 23, 2017, 1329 UTC »
2097.315 KHz  Letter "A" with big peaks of +25 dB over the noise floor and fades down to +5 over the noise floor
4096.370 KHz  Haystack with a fair signal and slow fades
4102.865 KHz  Windy is varying from weak to fair. Light Breeze. Temp is  73 deg   Battery is  12.6 volts
7039.400 KHz  Russian "M" beacon. Weak but readable
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Re: My Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #541 on: November 07, 2017, 1432 UTC »
2097.310 KHz  Letter "A" very weak
4096.355 hKHz  Haystack weak
4102.850 KHz  W.  Windy is fairly readable. No Breeze. Temp is  62 deg   Battery is  12.6 volts
7039.400 KHz  Russian "M" beacon. Good signal
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Re: My Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #542 on: November 08, 2017, 1618 UTC »
4096.355 KHz  Haystack weak but readable
4102.865 KHz  W.  Windy is strong. No breeze. Temp is  77 deg   Battery is  13.2 volts

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Re: My Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #543 on: November 22, 2017, 1416 UTC »
2097.310 KHz  Letter "A" is fair
4096.348 hKHz  Haystack weak
4102.850 KHz  W.  Windy is fairly readable. Brisk breeze. Temp is  62 deg   Battery is  12.6 volts
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Re: My Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #544 on: November 22, 2017, 1456 UTC »
Just came up

7039.400 KHz  Russian letter beacon "M". Fair signal
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Re: My Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #545 on: November 23, 2017, 1712 UTC »
4102.860 KHz  W.  Windy is fairly readable. Slight breeze. Temp  73 deg   Battery   13.3 volts
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Re: My Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #546 on: November 23, 2017, 1802 UTC »
4096.035 KHz Viking. Weak. Been watching it drift slowly upwards in frequency, starting a little below 4096KHz
6700.525 KHz Hexie2K, weak but readable
« Last Edit: December 03, 2017, 1647 UTC by Teotwaki »
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Re: My Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #547 on: November 27, 2017, 1409 UTC »
2097.310 KHz  Letter "A" is +20 dB above the noise floor


Locally it is raining around here and satellite maps show clouds stretching North and East. Possibly solar powered beacons will be affected in Southern California and Southern Nevada.
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Re: My Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #548 on: December 01, 2017, 1407 UTC »
2097.310 KHz  Letter "A" peaking at +30 dB over the noise
7039.400 KHz  Russian "M" beacon. Very weak with deep fades
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Re: My Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #549 on: December 03, 2017, 1558 UTC »
7039.400 KHz  Russian "M" beacon. Very weak with deep fades
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Re: My Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #550 on: December 03, 2017, 1647 UTC »
4096.350 KHz Haystack low in frequency? Very weak.
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Re: My Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #551 on: December 03, 2017, 1720 UTC »
6700.460 KHz  Hexie2k. Weak but readable
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Re: My Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #552 on: December 03, 2017, 1943 UTC »
4102.860 KHz  Windy, finally with a good signal but with fading. Light, variable breezes.  Temp  81  Battery 14.4

Pretty sure I am reading the Morse code correctly but 81 degrees seems to high for any of the desert areas. Maybe the temp sensor needs repositioning.

EDIT: Also wanted to add that the higher battery voltages show that there is plenty of sunshine for the panel and solar controller to supply 14+ volts
« Last Edit: December 03, 2017, 2027 UTC by Teotwaki »
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Re: My Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #553 on: December 05, 2017, 1433 UTC »
2097.295 KHz  Letter A beacon. +15 dB peaks. Must be cold temps
4096.380 KHz  Haystack, barely readable
4102.870 KHz  Windy, fair signal. Breezy winds. Temp 45 Battery 12.5
7039.400 KHz  Russian beacon M. Weak but readable
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Re: My Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #554 on: December 06, 2017, 1435 UTC »
2097.295 KHz  Letter A beacon. +15 dB peaks. Low in frequency again. cold?
4096.380 KHz  Haystack, barely readable
4102.870 KHz  Windy, fair signal, mild fades. Breezy conditions. Temp 45 Batt 12.5
7039.400 KHz  Russian beacon M. Weak with short fades
Jim
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Orange County, SoCal, The better half

 


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