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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #795 on: November 28, 2019, 1924 UTC »
Back on Nov 12th Windy was sending 4 dits (H) and nothing else

4102.840 KHz  Windy  Good signal. Only sending 3 dits (S) and nothing else
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #796 on: November 29, 2019, 1754 UTC »
This morning I was up early and heard Windy sending 3 dits (S) for a while and after a couple of hours I heard it start sending four dits (H). I am speculating that the slight rise in battery voltage correlates with a break in the clouds that have been over the deserts.
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #797 on: November 29, 2019, 1904 UTC »
Windy has regained enough battery charge to start sending normal telemetry

4102.840 KHz  Windy. Fair signal. Breezy conditions. Temperature  62 degrees. Battery at  12.4 volts
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #798 on: December 01, 2019, 1522 UTC »
4102.840 KHz  Windy  Good signal. Currently it is only sending 3 dits (S) about 65 seconds apart
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #799 on: December 01, 2019, 1756 UTC »

4102.840 KHz  Windy  Good signal. Currently it is sending 4 dits (H) about 65 seconds apart

I will try to listen and see if it resumes normal operation and what the reported voltage is
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #800 on: December 04, 2019, 1707 UTC »
Windy had a brief recovery when there was some sunshine but has since gone back to 3 dits with these winter storm cutting off the sunlight. If the owner of Windy wishes to contact me I might be able to help with improving the power situation. Bigger panel or battery or both could be brought out there. I have a 4x4 and can hike too.

It was bad enough we lost the 2097 "A" beacon. Don't let Windy die too!   ;D
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #801 on: December 05, 2019, 1624 UTC »
4096.276 KHz  Hexie. Weak but readable signal.
4102.860 KHz  Windy. Fair signal. Still in the "SOS" mode sending three dits 65 sec apart. Still cloudy in the desert.
« Last Edit: December 10, 2019, 1615 UTC by Teotwaki »
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #802 on: December 06, 2019, 1613 UTC »
Cloudy weather in SoCal today with 2 more days of rain coming

4096.276 KHz  Hexie. Very weak but readable signal.
4102.860 KHz  Windy. Fair signal. In the "HELP" mode sending four dits 65 sec apart.
« Last Edit: December 10, 2019, 1615 UTC by Teotwaki »
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #803 on: December 06, 2019, 1802 UTC »
Windy has regained enough battery charge to start sending normal telemetry. The desert is currently experiencing high clouds and the next two days will bring rain.

4102.840 KHz  Windy. Fair signal. Very slight breeze. Temperature  72 degrees. Battery at  12.5 volts
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #804 on: December 07, 2019, 1524 UTC »
4096.275 KHz  Hexie. Very weak signal.
4102.860 KHz  Windy. Signal peaking at +25dB over the noise floor. Light breeze. Temp 55 deg Battery 11.5 volts
« Last Edit: December 10, 2019, 1614 UTC by Teotwaki »
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #805 on: December 08, 2019, 1509 UTC »
4096.275 KHz  Hexie. Weak but readable signal.
4102.840 KHz  Windy. Good signal. Still in the "SOS" mode sending three dits 65 sec apart. Still cloudy in the desert.
« Last Edit: December 10, 2019, 1614 UTC by Teotwaki »
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #806 on: December 10, 2019, 1638 UTC »
4096.275 KHz  Hexie. Weak but readable signal.
4102.840 KHz  Windy. Weak but readable signal. Now in the "help" mode sending four dits 65 sec apart.
7039.400 KHz. Russian beacon "M", very strong at +20dBm over the noise floor. Occasional sharp fading
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #807 on: December 10, 2019, 1721 UTC »
Just woke up! The temperature seems incorrect

4102.840 KHz  Windy. Fair signal. Temp is  75? Battery is 12.4 volts
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #808 on: December 10, 2019, 1917 UTC »
4102.840 KHz  Windy. Fair signal. Slight breeze. Temp is  78?? Battery is 12.6 volts
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #809 on: December 11, 2019, 1414 UTC »
4102.840 KHz  Windy. Fading signal. Temp 45 deg  Battery 11.6 volts
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