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Re: My Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #165 on: December 09, 2015, 1442 UTC »
High noise floor across the bands this morning

2097.310KHz  "A" beacon

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Re: My Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #166 on: December 11, 2015, 1441 UTC »

2097.310KHz  "A" beacon
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Re: My Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #167 on: December 12, 2015, 1358 UTC »
2097.310KHz  "A" beacon  varying 10 - 25 dB above the noise floor


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Re: My Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #168 on: December 12, 2015, 1945 UTC »
16331.9    "S"    Severomorsk? from 1945z 12 Dec 2015
« Last Edit: December 12, 2015, 2004 UTC by sat_dxer »
Most times & frequencies posted are only an approximation.
Due to adulteration of the E.N.I.G.M.A. "designators" they're never posted nor ever used.
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Re: My Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #169 on: December 13, 2015, 1652 UTC »
16331.9    "S"    Severomorsk? from 1945z 12 Dec 2015

1945Z would be an evening beacon?

I log that time frame separately here: http://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,17166.0.html

afternoon here: http://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,18140.0.html
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Re: My Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #170 on: December 13, 2015, 1654 UTC »
6626.3KHz on wide bandwidth I hear both Rainy and the unknown ditter
6700.5 KHz a very weak Hexie2K
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Re: My Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #171 on: December 13, 2015, 2230 UTC »



then again "S" is a "C" in Russian Morse  ;D
« Last Edit: December 13, 2015, 2233 UTC by sat_dxer »
Most times & frequencies posted are only an approximation.
Due to adulteration of the E.N.I.G.M.A. "designators" they're never posted nor ever used.
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Re: My Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #172 on: December 14, 2015, 1509 UTC »
7039.300 KHz Russian Beacon K, weak and heavy fading
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IZ3DVW on 3576.5
« Reply #173 on: December 15, 2015, 0225 UTC »

20151215-0217-IZ3DVW-0008 par SV1XV, on ipernity

A weak signal from low power beacon "IZ3DVW/BEACON" on 3576.5 kHz CW, at 04:21 local time (02:21 UTC).

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Re: My Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #174 on: December 24, 2015, 1526 UTC »
Generally terrible conditions lately especially since the cloudy weather prevents a number of the California beacons from operating off of solar power. During the rainstorms I basically caught no signals except maybe "A" late at night

Briefly heard "A" on 2097.310 KHz, very weak. Maybe the clear weather will allow some beacons to charge up and transmit today. Will keep listening
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Re: My Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #175 on: December 25, 2015, 1756 UTC »
6700.380  Hexie2K is getting stronger but goes through quick, deep fades. Frequency is low again so must be cold at the transmitter
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Re: My Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #176 on: December 26, 2015, 1846 UTC »

6700.400  Hexie2K i

I've been watching it for a couple of hours and it has been going up in frequency, a bit over 100 Hz of change so maybe the old lava rocks surrounding it are warming up in the sun?   ;D



http://www.auroralchorus.com/4096khz1.htm
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Re: My Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #177 on: December 27, 2015, 1953 UTC »
I saw the movie and am finally reading the book "The Martian". As I am reading I've had Hexie2K chirping in the background. Reminds me of Sputnik or some other lost mechanical marvel pulsing out tiny bursts of radio frequency to anyone who cares. Reading is also a good time to sit on a silent frequency to see what pops up after a long absence.

6700.411 KHz Hexie2K with very mild fading

6626.429 KHz Rainy (is always a challenge to guess at what the center frequency is)
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Re: My Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #178 on: December 30, 2015, 1725 UTC »
cold temps are shifting beacons lower

6700.350 KHz Hexie2K weak signal just coming up out of the low noise floor, about -110 dB on my PX3's display.

6626.300-ish KHz  Rainy is barely in there but so weak I cannot see anything on the spectrum or waterfall display. Judging from the sound when I tune I think that it is lower than what I listed
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Re: My Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #179 on: January 02, 2016, 1720 UTC »
Hello 2016!

6700.370  Hexie2K well below 6700.500 again, weak signal with fading this morning

6626.300  Rainy is there but fairly weak
Jim
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