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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #810 on: December 17, 2019, 1621 UTC »
4096.270 KHz  Hexie. Weak but readable signal.
4102.840 KHz  Windy. Fair signal. Still in the "Help" mode sending four dits 65 sec apart.

Satellite images show most of the Mojave desert to be clear skies. If Windy's panel is oriented due south with a 45 degree tilt it should have started charging the battery around 7:30 AM PST. If the battery cannot recover on a day like today then the panel is too small or the battery is probably damaged from being deeply discharged for too long.
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #811 on: December 17, 2019, 2039 UTC »
Just found it on at 2035 utc.  Up to 11.7 volts and its windy

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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #812 on: December 20, 2019, 1617 UTC »

4096.270 KHz  Hexie. Very weak signal with long fades.
4102.840 KHz  Windy. Fair signal. Sending "S" 65 sec apart.
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #813 on: December 21, 2019, 1555 UTC »
4096.270 KHz  Hexie. Barely readable signal
4102.840 KHz  Windy. Fair signal. Sending "S" 65 sec apart.
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #814 on: December 22, 2019, 1508 UTC »

4102.840 KHz  Windy. Great signal. Sending "S" 65 sec apart.
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #815 on: December 31, 2019, 1523 UTC »
I've been tuning around and camping on various freqs but so far only Windy is coming through for me.

4102.840 KHz  Windy. Great signal. Sending just a group of three dits 65 sec apart.
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #816 on: December 31, 2019, 1701 UTC »
Windy has transitioned to sending 4 Dits

Weather in the desert areas is sunny so am hoping for a good battery charge and a resumption of the telemetry
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #817 on: December 31, 2019, 1950 UTC »
6700.438 KHz  Hexie2k fading in and out
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #818 on: January 01, 2020, 1730 UTC »
4102.840 KHz  Windy. Fair signal with fades. Slight breeze.  Temp 62 and 11.5 Battery
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #819 on: January 01, 2020, 1825 UTC »
4096.311 KHz  Might be Haystack low in frequency. Barely readable. Dash sounds less than 3 seconds
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #820 on: January 03, 2020, 1738 UTC »
Sunny weather out in the desert so hopefully Windy's battery crawls back up out of the grave today

4102.840 KHz  Windy. Good signal. Sending a group of three dits about 65 sec apart at this time
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #821 on: January 06, 2020, 1437 UTC »
2097.300 KHz  "A" beacon at 20-30 dB over the noise
4102.840 KHz  Windy. Weak signal. Sending three dits about 65 sec apart
« Last Edit: January 06, 2020, 1444 UTC by Teotwaki »
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #822 on: January 07, 2020, 1450 UTC »
2097.310 KHz  "A" beacon at 20-30 dB over the noise

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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #823 on: January 07, 2020, 1743 UTC »
4102.840 KHz  Windy. Weak signal. Was sending three dits about 65 sec apart now has transitioned to four dits

Hopefully the battery will edge up past 11.5 volts and Windy will start sending telemetry today.
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #824 on: January 08, 2020, 1610 UTC »
2097.310 KHz  "A" beacon. Weak signal quickly being overshadowed by solar panel grid tie converters
4102.840 KHz  Windy. Weak signal. Sending three dits.
« Last Edit: January 09, 2020, 1505 UTC by Teotwaki »
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