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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #705 on: February 04, 2019, 1356 UTC »
2097.290 KHz  "A" beacon. Peaks are + 15 dB over the noise floor.
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #706 on: February 04, 2019, 2227 UTC »
I haven't been following these beacons for a couple years, since I moved to a new location. I cannot yet find a way to put up an antenna here that will receive well in the 4000 kHz range.

Meanwhile, I finally started playing around with KiwiSDR stations on line. Selecting the Mojave Desert station, I can hear the various beacons close by wherever the receiver is. Also the W beacon on 4102.7 kHz.

At my old location a few years ago I could hear the TMP beacon around 4079.6 kHz. Apparently that one is defunct now? Also the beacon on 6668 kHz no longer seems to be there.

Gotta do more playing around with the Web SDR for now ...

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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #707 on: February 05, 2019, 1430 UTC »
Welcome back Zackers!

The sticky post at the top of this forum is pretty up to date on active beacons. TMP has been gone for a while. I have not personally heard L  on 6668 for a long time.
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #708 on: February 05, 2019, 1434 UTC »

2097.285 KHz  "A" beacon. Peaks are + 15 dB over the noise floor.
4102.855 KHz  Windy. Barely readable. Seems to be a light breeze
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #709 on: February 06, 2019, 1502 UTC »
Cold out in the desert.... Beacons are low in freq and Windy says 41 deg

2097.270 KHz  "A" beacon. Peaks are + 15 dB over the noise floor but big fades to barely readable
4096.360 KHz  Haystack. Fair signal. Low in frequency
4102.855 KHz  Windy. Good signal. Slight breeze  Temp 41 bat 12.2v
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #710 on: February 08, 2019, 1436 UTC »
2097.280 KHz  "A" beacon. Peaks are + 15 dB over the noise floor
4102.855 KHz  Windy. Barely readable. Slight breeze  Temp 38 bat 11.8v
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #711 on: February 08, 2019, 1659 UTC »
4096.390 KHz  Haystack. Fair signal strength. Was low in frequency early in the morning and has drifted upwards.
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #712 on: February 09, 2019, 1624 UTC »
Heavy clouds and rain local to me, cloudy out to Vegas and points south.

4096.390 KHz  Haystack. Barely readable
4102.880 KHz  Windy. Very weak. Light breeze
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #713 on: February 11, 2019, 1432 UTC »
The noise floor is about 10 dB lower today, a benefit of the recent rains.

2097.280 KHz  "A" beacon. Peaks are 15 dB over the noise floor
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #714 on: February 11, 2019, 1456 UTC »
Been a while since I heard a Russian beacon!

7039.200 KHz  "F" with a fair signal
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #715 on: February 14, 2019, 1344 UTC »
2097.290 KHz  "A" beacon. Peaks are 30 dB over the noise floor
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #716 on: February 16, 2019, 1502 UTC »
4102.840 KHz  Windy. Good signal. No breeze  Temp 55 bat 11.9v
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #717 on: February 16, 2019, 1526 UTC »
4096.380 KHz  Haystack. Weak but readable
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #718 on: February 16, 2019, 1658 UTC »

4096.030 KHz  Coxie.  Fair signal
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #719 on: February 21, 2019, 1421 UTC »

2097.280 KHz  "A" beacon. Peaks are 20 dB over the noise floor
Jim
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