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Re: Morning log
« Reply #75 on: May 24, 2015, 1412 UTC »
I sat on the Whooper's frequency for about 20 minutes and finally started to hear it coming upon 4097.250 at 06:50 PST local, May 24th.

Will keep checking other frequencies as the morning progresses.
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Re: Morning log
« Reply #76 on: May 24, 2015, 1601 UTC »
Hexie 2K is coming up nicely out of the noise as the morning goes on. Overall signal is getting stronger but still has deep fades. Measured frequency of 6700.480 KHz

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Re: Morning log
« Reply #77 on: May 24, 2015, 1700 UTC »
09:55 PST on 5/24

I have Rainy coming up in signal strength on 6626.480 KHz center frequency based on the PX3's waterfall display. Deep fading on the signal.
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Re: Morning log
« Reply #78 on: May 25, 2015, 1353 UTC »
I am pretty excited to report I have clear copy on the "K" beacon on 10,872.309 KHz with mild fading at 06:50 PST 5/25/15

There was nothing on the usual frequencies that I check so I tried this freq for the C, D, P & S cluster of beacons and got lucky to hear K.

(EDIT: earlier when the signal was weaker it sounded like "D" but now it easily reads as "K" and matches the Wiki list)
« Last Edit: May 25, 2015, 1449 UTC by Teotwaki »
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Re: Morning log
« Reply #79 on: May 25, 2015, 1411 UTC »
am now hearing "M" on 10,872.409 with a bit of fading   07:09 PST 5/25/15

"M" was listed at this Wiki:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letter_beacon which shows the following letters each 0.1 KHz apart

D, P, S, C, A, F, K, M
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Re: Morning log
« Reply #80 on: May 26, 2015, 1459 UTC »
07:45 PST 5/26/15

"K" is very strong on 10,782.300 KHz
"M" is fair with slow fading on 10,782.4 KHz

Locations are supposed to be:
K    Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia
M    Magadan, Russia

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Re: Morning log
« Reply #81 on: May 26, 2015, 1509 UTC »
Rainy is coming up out of the noise with deep fading on 6626.3 KHz although right now it is hard to tell the exact center frequency

08:03  PST 5/26/15
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Re: Morning log
« Reply #82 on: May 28, 2015, 1343 UTC »
13:25Z 06:25 PST Local

"K" is weak with fading on 10,782.300 KHz

Nothing else to be found at this time on the other frequencies I usually check
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Re: Morning log
« Reply #83 on: May 29, 2015, 1052 UTC »
For this edition of the very early morning, pre-dawn log at 10:50Z 29May15

"A" Beacon loud and clear on 2097.304 KHz

and faint but readable Russians:

Russian "K" beacon on 10,287.300 KHz

and "M" beacon on 10,287.400 KHz
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Re: Morning log
« Reply #84 on: May 30, 2015, 1333 UTC »
I was up early and going through my library to rearrange some of my references so I parked the receiver on the Rssian beacon cluster. Sure enough by 06:30 PST local I heard

"K" rising up out of the noise on 10,872.3 KHz
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Re: Morning log
« Reply #85 on: May 31, 2015, 1237 UTC »
12:36Z 31may

K on 10,872.3 KHz

A on 2097.3 KHz
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Re: Morning log
« Reply #86 on: May 31, 2015, 1718 UTC »
13:50Z I hurriedly tuned through some of the other Russian Beacons and scribbled some notes

K on 13,528.3 KHz
K on 5154.3 KHz
F on 5154.3 KHz

Right now at 17:19Z

Hexie2k on 6700.5 KHz
M on 13,528.4 KHz
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Re: Morning log
« Reply #87 on: June 01, 2015, 0158 UTC »
Beacon "P" coming in strong on 3593.8 kHz at 01:50 UTC (04:50 my local summer time).


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Re: Morning log
« Reply #88 on: June 01, 2015, 0246 UTC »
16331.9    "S"    Severomorsk from 0215z 1 June 2015
« Last Edit: June 01, 2015, 0337 UTC by sat_dxer »
Most times & frequencies posted are only an approximation.
Due to adulteration of the E.N.I.G.M.A. "designators" they're never posted nor ever used.
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Re: Morning log
« Reply #89 on: June 01, 2015, 0343 UTC »
it would help if you posted your location
Jim
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