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Re: Morning log
« Reply #105 on: August 14, 2015, 1320 UTC »
06:00 PST

A on 2097.3 KHz. Weak but readable
K on 7039.3 KHz  very strong from Mother Russia's Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky area
F on 7509.2 KHz  good signal from Mother Russia's Vladivostok area

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Re: Morning log
« Reply #106 on: August 14, 2015, 1931 UTC »
Guess "A on 2097.3 KHz" must be in "Cal-ee-fawnia"

It is reported to be in AZ, not CA.

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Re: Morning log
« Reply #107 on: August 14, 2015, 2143 UTC »
Guess "A on 2097.3 KHz" must be in "Cal-ee-fawnia"

It is reported to be in AZ, not CA.

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I'd love to know what sort of antenna they have for that beacon!
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Re: Morning log
« Reply #108 on: August 20, 2015, 1313 UTC »

06:10 PST

A on 2097.310 KHz is very strong
K on 7039.3 KHz is weak and barely readable
F on 7509.2 KHz is readable with fading

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Re: Morning log
« Reply #109 on: August 21, 2015, 1355 UTC »
06:45 PST

7509.2 Russian letter "F" beacon

5153.7 is listed freq for the Russian/Ukraine letter "D" but I had to tune lower and it almost sounded like D with an E

Maybe someone in Europe can listen?

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Re: Morning log
« Reply #110 on: August 25, 2015, 1405 UTC »


06:50 PST


K on 7039.3 KHz is weak and barely readable
M on 7039.4 KHz is weak and barely readable
F on 7509.2 KHz is weak but readable with fading
F on 8495.2 KHz is weak but readable with fading

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Re: Morning log
« Reply #111 on: August 26, 2015, 1223 UTC »
Woke up extra early today and ran the radio while reading a novel

04:20 PST

2097.300 KHz. Letter A
7039.300 KHz  Letter K

05:10 ST

Windy! It was 300 Hz low from the listed frequency at 4102.000KHz and very weak. Probably why I missed it so many other times. The PX3 display alerted me visually but a little tuning around would have easily found it. The curse of running narrow receive bandwidths means The possibility of missing hearing off-frequency beacons.

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Re: Morning log
« Reply #112 on: August 30, 2015, 1742 UTC »

10:40 PST

Rainy on 6626.3 KHZ  weak but readable
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Re: Morning log
« Reply #113 on: August 31, 2015, 1309 UTC »
06:00 PST

Must be cooling in Arizona. The "A" beacon shifted up 5 Hertz from the past readings

2097.305 KHz. Letter A in CW

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Re: Morning log
« Reply #114 on: August 31, 2015, 1320 UTC »
7039.300 KHz "K" beacon with heavy fading
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Re: Morning log
« Reply #115 on: September 04, 2015, 1336 UTC »
7509.2 KHz. Letter beacon F
2097.3 KHz  Letter beacon A
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Re: Morning log
« Reply #116 on: September 04, 2015, 1338 UTC »
I had a very faint signal from A this morning, not nearly as strong as earlier in the week.
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Re: Morning log
« Reply #117 on: September 06, 2015, 1641 UTC »
Slept late..... :-)

09:30 AM PST

Rainy on 6626.3 KHz with a decent signal
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Re: Morning log
« Reply #118 on: September 06, 2015, 1648 UTC »
Slept late..... :-)

09:30 AM PST

Rainy on 6626.3 KHz with a decent signal

09:45 PST

Hexie2K on 6700.5 KHz with mild fading

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Re: Morning log
« Reply #119 on: September 08, 2015, 1113 UTC »
A was very weak this morning on 2097 around 1015z. Nothing else heard.
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