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Re: My Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #525 on: September 28, 2017, 1053 UTC »
7034.560 KHz Dasher at + 15 dB above the noise floor
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Re: My Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #526 on: September 29, 2017, 1315 UTC »
2097.310 KHz  Letter beacon "A" is +15 dB over the noise
4096.365 KHz  Haystack. Weak but readable.
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Re: My Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #527 on: September 29, 2017, 1424 UTC »
7039.400 KHz  Russian letter beacon "M", very faint
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Re: My Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #528 on: October 03, 2017, 1339 UTC »
2097.310 KHz  Beacon A.  About 5 dB above the noise at best
4096.365 KHz  Haystack.  Also 5 dB above the noise.
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Re: My Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #529 on: October 04, 2017, 1255 UTC »
2097.310 KHz  Letter beacon A. Faint with fading
7039.400 KHz  Russian letter beacon "M", very faint with long fades
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Re: My Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #530 on: October 06, 2017, 1601 UTC »
For an hour or so I've been watching Viking "wake up" as it started at 4095.875 and has slowly drifted up to 4095.945 with a decent signal. Must be sunlight hitting the panel and the transmitter "warming" up.
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Re: My Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #531 on: October 07, 2017, 1433 UTC »
4102.841 KHz  WINDY!!  Great signal, about +15 dB over the noise. I think it was temp 81 deg battery 12.6 v
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Re: My Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #532 on: October 09, 2017, 1406 UTC »
4102.845 KHz  Windy. Good signal. Mild fading. TMP - 61 degrees   Battery - 12.6 volts
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Re: My Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #533 on: October 10, 2017, 1352 UTC »
2097.310  Letter A.  + 10 dB above the noise.
4096.360 KHz  Haystack. Good signal.
4102.850 KHz  Windy. Good signal. Light breeze. TMP - 60 degrees   Battery - 12.6 volts
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Re: My Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #534 on: October 10, 2017, 1354 UTC »
4102.850 KHz  Windy. Good signal. Light breeze. TMP - 60 degrees   Battery - 12.6 volts

Not bad battery usage, last night a bit after sundown the battery was at 12.8 V.  Have to see the usage a couple months from now, with the long nights and short days.

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Re: My Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #535 on: October 11, 2017, 0131 UTC »
Maybe the owner will share the battery's AH rating and the transmitter's AH consumption?  ;D
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Re: My Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #536 on: October 11, 2017, 1331 UTC »
2097.315 KHz  Letter A.  + 15 dB above the noise.
4096.360 KHz  Haystack. Fair signal.
4102.850 KHz  Windy. +15 above noise floor. No breeze. TMP - 64 degrees   Battery - 12.6 volts
7039.400 KHz  Russian M beacon. +20 over the noise wih fast, deep fades
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Re: My Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #537 on: October 12, 2017, 1433 UTC »
4096.345 KHz  Haystack. Weak signal. Morning must be cold
4102.855 KHz  Windy. +10 above noise floor. Slight breeze. TMP - 76 degrees   Battery - 12.6 volts
7039.400 KHz  Russian M beacon. Weak but readable
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Re: My Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #538 on: October 13, 2017, 1349 UTC »
2097.315 KHz  Letter A.  + 10 dB above the noise.
4102.850 KHz  Windy. +15 above noise floor. No breeze. TMP - 65 degrees   Battery - 12.6 volts
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Re: My Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #539 on: October 13, 2017, 1404 UTC »
4096.344 KHz  Haystack is low in freq, sounds funky... so maybe a low battery, cold temps, etc.
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