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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #735 on: June 12, 2019, 1232 UTC »
2097.305 KHz  "A" beacon. As sunrise approaches signal strength is varying quite wildly
7039.400 KHz  Russian beacon "M". Weak signal.
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #736 on: June 20, 2019, 1442 UTC »
4102.840 KHz  Windy. Fair signal with rapid fades. No breeze. Temp 96 Battery 12.5 volts

The temp readings seem a little erratic. Possibly Windy's corner of the desert is without a breeze, cloudy and hot.   8)
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #737 on: June 21, 2019, 1214 UTC »
2097.310 KHz  "A" beacon. Big signal,  peaking at 30dB over the noise floor
7039.200 KHz  Russian beacon "F". Weak signal
7039.400 KHz  Russian beacon "M". Weak signal
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #738 on: June 21, 2019, 1753 UTC »
4102.830 KHz  Windy. Very weak signal.  Temp  96?  Battery 13.0 volts?
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #739 on: June 22, 2019, 1407 UTC »
4096.370 KHz  Haystack. Weak with long fades.
4102.830 KHz  Windy. Fair signal. Quick breeze.  Temp  85  Battery 12.4 volts
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #740 on: July 09, 2019, 1610 UTC »
4096.370 KHz   Haystack. Barely readable
4102.840 KHz  Windy. Very weak.
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #741 on: July 11, 2019, 1310 UTC »
2097.310 KHz  "A" beacon. Fair, about 10 dB over the noise floor.
4102.835 KHz  Windy. Fair signal.  Temp  89  Battery 12.6 volts
« Last Edit: July 12, 2019, 1355 UTC by Teotwaki »
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #742 on: July 12, 2019, 1354 UTC »

4096.365  KHz Haystack. Weak
4102.830 KHz  Windy. Fair signal.  No Breeze. Temp  91  Battery 12.5 volts
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #743 on: July 13, 2019, 1340 UTC »
2097.310 KHz  "A" beacon. Weak but readable
4102.835 KHz  Windy. Weak signal. Quick breeze. Temp  91  Battery 12.5 volts
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #744 on: July 14, 2019, 1317 UTC »
Tried and tried for the  "a" beacon with no joy when out in the central coast.
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #745 on: July 14, 2019, 1320 UTC »
2097.310 KHz  "A" beacon. Barely readable
4102.830 KHz  Windy. Variable strength signal. No breeze. Temp  81  Battery 12.5 volts
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #746 on: July 15, 2019, 0115 UTC »
Tried and tried for the  "a" beacon with no joy when out in the central coast.

For me it is best when well before sunrise and well after sunset
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #747 on: July 16, 2019, 1345 UTC »
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4102.840 KHz  Windy. Strong signal. Light breeze. Temp  91  Battery 12.5 volts
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #748 on: July 19, 2019, 1236 UTC »
2097.310 KHz  "A" beacon. Fair to weak
7039.400 KHz  Russian beacon "M". Very weak signal
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #749 on: July 20, 2019, 1301 UTC »
2097.310 KHz  "A" beacon. Fair signal
4102.840 KHz  Windy. Barely readable with long fades
7039.400 KHz  Russian beacon "M". Weak but readable
Jim
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Orange County, SoCal, The better half