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Re: Morning log
« Reply #135 on: November 06, 2015, 1412 UTC »

2097.3 KHz "A" beacon 10dB above the noise floor with periodic fading

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Re: Morning log
« Reply #136 on: November 07, 2015, 1502 UTC »
At 06:30 T was pretty strong but has weakened quite a bit by 07:00 PST. It is also low in frequency at 7039.260 KHz so it is likely a hobbyist beacon

No other beacons audible at the moment

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Re: Morning log
« Reply #137 on: November 11, 2015, 1641 UTC »
A late start this morning...

weak but readable, got the Inyo Whooper on 4097.25

Rainy on 6626.3
Hexie2K on 6700.4  a bit low
« Last Edit: November 11, 2015, 1643 UTC by Teotwaki »
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Re: Morning log
« Reply #138 on: November 11, 2015, 1831 UTC »
I heard A on 2097 this morning. It's been there the last few mornings. Still nothing on 4 MHz. Very strange.
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Re: Morning log
« Reply #139 on: November 12, 2015, 1423 UTC »
I heard A on 2097 this morning. It's been there the last few mornings. Still nothing on 4 MHz. Very strange.

I've had to try checking off frequency a bit or my narrow filter settings exclude hearing some of these beacons. That is where my visual displays of spectrum and waterfall have helped. Also checking at all times of day rather than traditional windows has sometimes helped me.
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Re: Morning log
« Reply #140 on: November 12, 2015, 1431 UTC »
I started listening around 05:30 PST and just around 06:10 I started to hear the "A" beacon on 2097.310 KHz come up out of the noise.
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Re: Morning log
« Reply #141 on: November 12, 2015, 1449 UTC »
Surprisingly, I did not have A this morning. I tried for T on 7039 and didn't hear it either, but since A is usually a regular here, I took the lack of it as a sign of poor conditions.
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Re: Morning log
« Reply #142 on: November 14, 2015, 1620 UTC »


weak but readable, deep fades, Inyo Whooper on 4097.25

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Re: Morning log
« Reply #143 on: November 14, 2015, 1721 UTC »
Hexie2K on 6700.493 KHz. Fair signal for about an hour with very mild fading

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Re: Morning log
« Reply #144 on: November 14, 2015, 1750 UTC »
Now hearing Rainy on 6626.3KHz
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Re: Morning log
« Reply #145 on: November 15, 2015, 1341 UTC »
2097.3 KHz. "A" beacon 20dB above noise at peaks and 10dB fades

7509.2 KHz. Russian "F"beacon. Very weak

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Re: Morning log
« Reply #146 on: November 15, 2015, 1653 UTC »
Went for a morning run and am checking signals again

6700.44khz Hexie2K with some deep fades

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Re: Morning log
« Reply #147 on: November 16, 2015, 1428 UTC »
Clear, cold and windy today.

Pretty sure that I am hearing Windy on 4079.560 KHz but the leading morse code characters sound funny: bad keying or some sort of distortion. Very weak

"A" beacon is strong on 2097.310KHz

Possibly hearing Kelsie on 4096.36 KHz

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Re: Morning log
« Reply #148 on: November 17, 2015, 1702 UTC »

Hexie2K on 6700.406KHz. Fair signal with mild fading. Low in frequency with this cold weather

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Re: Morning log
« Reply #149 on: November 17, 2015, 1837 UTC »
If I am reading my PX3's display correctly, Hexie2K has drifted up today to 6626.510KHz. The unknown ditter might be underneath it

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