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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #780 on: October 16, 2019, 1346 UTC »

4096.324 KHz  Haystack. Good signal just popped up
4102.840 KHz  Windy. Very weak. Possibly a light breeze. Too weak to figure out the telemetry
7039.200 KHz  Russian beacon "F", Vladivostok. Good signal despite Ham interference.
7039.400 KHz  Russian beacon "F", Magadan. Very weak
« Last Edit: October 16, 2019, 1347 UTC by Teotwaki »
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #781 on: October 16, 2019, 1358 UTC »

4096.324 KHz  Haystack. Seems to have battery issues. The "dash" signal looks like a series of dots on the PX3's waterfall display
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #782 on: October 21, 2019, 1427 UTC »
4096.324 KHz  Haystack. Weak but readable
4102.840 KHz  Windy. Very weak. No wind.  Temp 73 and 12.4 Battery
7039.200 KHz  Russian beacon "F", Vladivostok. Good signal overall; highly variable but readable

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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #783 on: October 21, 2019, 1708 UTC »
6700.525 KHz  Hexie2K is coming in with a decent signal and some deep fades
« Last Edit: October 21, 2019, 1711 UTC by Teotwaki »
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #784 on: October 22, 2019, 1709 UTC »
4102.846 KHz  Windy. Very weak. Light wind.  Temp 87 and 13.2v for the battery
6700.530 KHz  Hexie2K is Weak but readable

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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #785 on: October 23, 2019, 1418 UTC »
4096.325 KHz  Haystack. Weak but readable
4102.840 KHz  Windy. Fair signal with fades. No wind.  Temp 75 and 12.5 Battery
7039.200 KHz  Russian beacon "F", Vladivostok. Good signal
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #786 on: October 26, 2019, 1442 UTC »
4096.325 KHz  Haystack. Weak but readable
4102.840 KHz  Windy. Fair signal with fades. Small breeze.  Temp 71 and 12.4 Battery
7039.200 KHz  Russian beacon "F", Vladivostok. Weak signal with a little variability
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #787 on: October 28, 2019, 1503 UTC »
4096.335 KHz  Haystack. Weak but readable
4102.855 KHz  Windy. Fair signal with fades. Fast breeze.  Temp 61 and 12.3 Battery
7039.200 KHz  Russian beacon "F", Vladivostok. Barely readable
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #788 on: October 29, 2019, 1159 UTC »
4102.855 KHz  Windy. Too weak to read the telemetry
7039.200 KHz  Russian beacon "F", Vladivostok. Peaks at 10 dB over the noise then fades.
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #789 on: October 29, 2019, 1225 UTC »
4102.855 KHz  Windy. Good signal. Light breeze. Temp 48 deg  Battery 12.3 volts
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #790 on: October 31, 2019, 1439 UTC »
4096.335 KHz  Haystack. Very weak
4102.860 KHz  Windy. Fair signal. Okay breeze.  Temp 49 and 12.1 volts. Needs more volts
7039.200 KHz  Russian beacon "F", Vladivostok. Variable signal with good peaks making it very readable
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #791 on: November 12, 2019, 1635 UTC »
I was out camping for most of last week and was only able to listen on Tuesday. The noise level was so low I could hear the Russian "M" on 7039 KHz almost all morning long. That was also when I last heard Windy operating normally but with a very low voltage. If I knew where it was I'd bring out a new battery!

4096.330 KHz  Haystack. Weak
4102.840 KHz  Windy Good signal, no telemetry. Just 4 beeps, maybe an "H" for help, roughly every 65 seconds
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #792 on: November 12, 2019, 1640 UTC »
Based on Mark-n-NUT's recent North Utah report I tried listening for the dasher on 4097.2 KHz and can hear something faint but will check it more often.
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #793 on: November 13, 2019, 1437 UTC »
4096.330 KHz  Haystack. Fair signal.
4097.210 KHz  Dasher. Weak but readable
4102.840 KHz  Windy. Fair signal. Sending telemetry now with 68 deg temp and only 11.7 volts on the battery
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #794 on: November 19, 2019, 1809 UTC »
4096.325 KHz  Haystack. Weak but readable signal.
4102.840 KHz  Windy. Fair signal. Quick breeze twirling the anemometer.  78 deg temp and 11.9 low volts on the battery
6700.539 KHz  Hexie2K with a good signal
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