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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #750 on: July 20, 2019, 1333 UTC »
Suddenly jumped up in signal strength to be easily readable CW

4102.840 KHz  Windy. Strong signal. No breeze. Temp  89  Battery 12.5 volts
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #751 on: July 22, 2019, 1237 UTC »
2097.310 KHz  "A" beacon.
7039.400 KHz  Russian beacon "M"
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #752 on: July 23, 2019, 1304 UTC »
2097.310 KHz  "A" beacon.  10 -20 dB over the noise
7039.400 KHz  Russian beacon "M". Barely readable
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #753 on: July 25, 2019, 1340 UTC »
2097.310 KHz  Very faint signal.
4096.370 KHz  Haystack. Weak but readable
4102.830 KHz  Windy. Fair signal.  Temp  90  Battery 12.4 volts
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #754 on: July 31, 2019, 1308 UTC »
2097.310 KHz  Weak but readable
4096.365 KHz  Haystack. Fair signal
4102.830 KHz  Windy. Very weak signal.
7039.400 KHz  Russian beacon "M". Very weak
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #755 on: August 02, 2019, 1416 UTC »
2097.310 KHz  Very weak
4096.365 KHz  Haystack. Faint
4102.830 KHz  Windy. Readable. Light breeze. Tmp 98 Battery 12.5v
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #756 on: August 03, 2019, 0056 UTC »
Windy surely is the benchmark!
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #757 on: August 03, 2019, 0151 UTC »
Windy surely is the benchmark!

Hopefully the creator will replace the battery when needed and keep it going. Apparently some of the older beacons used to operate at night but the batteries died so only daytime operation is possible.
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #758 on: August 04, 2019, 1419 UTC »
4096.365 KHz  Haystack. Faint but clear
4102.830 KHz  Windy. Readable. Quick breeze. Tmp 95 Battery 12.5v
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #759 on: August 05, 2019, 1234 UTC »
2097.310 KHz  Beacon "A". About 15 dB over the noise floor

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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #760 on: August 09, 2019, 1301 UTC »
2097.310 KHz  Beacon "A". Barely readable through local RFI (I think from grid-tie solar systems)
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #761 on: August 09, 2019, 1318 UTC »
4096.365 KHz  Haystack. Started popping up just now, faint but clear
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #762 on: August 15, 2019, 1411 UTC »
4096.365 KHz  Haystack. Very faint with fading
4102.830 KHz  Windy. Fair signal. No wind indicated. Temp 104!! Battery 12.5v
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #763 on: August 17, 2019, 1253 UTC »
2097.310 KHz  "A" beacon.  25 dB over the noise

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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #764 on: August 17, 2019, 1635 UTC »
4102.840 KHz  Windy. Fair signal. Light wind indicated. Temp 103 Battery 13.2v
Jim
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