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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #690 on: January 07, 2019, 1449 UTC »
The cloudy weather is taking a toll on Windy's battery

4102.850 KHz  Windy. Faint breeze. Temp 55 degrees Battery 11.9 volts
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #691 on: January 08, 2019, 1421 UTC »
2097.285 KHz  "A" beacon. 15 - 25 dB over the noise

Am also attempting to hear any driftnet beacons in this frequency range
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #692 on: January 15, 2019, 1511 UTC »

2097.290 KHz  "A" beacon.  Weak but noise floor is much lower due to rain
4096.375  KHz  Haystack! Fair signal. Not heard in a while
4102.850 KHz   Windy is strong.  47 degrees 11.8 volts
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #693 on: January 16, 2019, 1409 UTC »
2097.280 KHz  "A" beacon.  About 15 dB over the noise floor
4096.370 KHz  Haystack! Weak signal.
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #694 on: January 18, 2019, 1418 UTC »
2097.285 KHz  "A" beacon.  Booming in up to +30 dB over the noise floor
4102.835 KHz   Windy is very weak. Can't read the Morse telemetry
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #695 on: January 18, 2019, 1524 UTC »
4102.845 KHz   Windy is coming up.  Hint of a breeze. 53 degrees 11.9 volts 

Battery is not in good shape. It needs a bigger solar panel sized for cloudy weather.
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #696 on: January 22, 2019, 1434 UTC »
2097.270 KHz  "A" beacon. + 20 dB over the noise floor. Low in frequency
4102.835 KHz   Windy is very weak. Good breeze going. Can't read the Morse telemetry
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #697 on: January 25, 2019, 1824 UTC »
4096.085 KHz  Coxie.  Good signal
4096.385 KHz  Haystack. Barely readable
4102.875 KHz  Windy. Signal 10 dB over the noise. Light breeze. Temp 62 Bat 13.3v Battery looks to be charging well.
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #698 on: January 27, 2019, 1433 UTC »
2097.290 KHz  "A" beacon. + 10 dB over the noise floor.
4102.850 KHz   Windy is very weak.
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #699 on: January 27, 2019, 1450 UTC »
4096.365 KHz  Haystack is coming up now
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #700 on: January 28, 2019, 1346 UTC »

2097.290 KHz  "A" beacon. Peaks are + 20 dB over the noise floor.
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #701 on: January 28, 2019, 1354 UTC »
4102.840 KHz   Windy popped up.  No breeze. 55 degrees 12.4 volts 
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #702 on: January 30, 2019, 1356 UTC »
2097.290 KHz  "A" beacon. Peaks are +25 to 30 dB over the noise floor.
4070.257 KHz   Just a short duration of carrier where I had hoped for Z or N beacons
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #703 on: January 30, 2019, 1413 UTC »
4097.620 KHz  unknown dasher about 2 sec on 1 sec off
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #704 on: February 01, 2019, 1421 UTC »
2097.295 KHz  "A" beacon. Peaks are + 30 dB over the noise floor.
4096.370 KHz   Haystack barely readable
4102.855 Khz   Windy. Very weak. No breeze.  temp 50?  Battery 12.3 volts?
« Last Edit: February 01, 2019, 1428 UTC by Teotwaki »
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