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Re: Evening Beacon
« Reply #15 on: December 24, 2014, 1703 UTC »
I checked this morning, no A beacon. Nothing on 4 MHz, either.

Conditions are pretty sucky in my neighborhood with all of the urban noise. Maybe I'll have to take the KX3 out on a day trip
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Re: Evening Beacon
« Reply #16 on: December 29, 2014, 0212 UTC »
4094.5 KHz "X" weak signal with deep fades
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Re: Evening Beacon
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2015, 0559 UTC »
2097  "A" beacon with a weak but clear signal, mild fading

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Re: Evening Beacon
« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2015, 0156 UTC »
forgot to post up yesterday at 6PM tht I had a decent copy on 2097 "A" and a super weak "X" on 4094.5

Today "X" is pretty strong and pretty good copy on "A" too

Edit: adding in Hexie on 4096.24   weak with fading
« Last Edit: January 07, 2015, 0218 UTC by Teotwaki »
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Re: Evening Beacon
« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2015, 0204 UTC »
weak "X" on 4094.5 that is clear enough and has minimal fading. Will check a few others but nothing so far. Sometimes I just leave the radio on one frequency to see if something rises up out of the noise.
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Re: Evening Beacon
« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2015, 0447 UTC »
So far right now I can only hear "A" on 2097 KHz
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Re: Evening Beacon
« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2015, 0714 UTC »
2098.3 at 0708:

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Re: Evening Beacon
« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2015, 2253 UTC »
I've seen it maybe 300 Hz high but never 1300 hertz high
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Re: Evening Beacon
« Reply #23 on: January 15, 2015, 0422 UTC »
So tonight I tuned in WWV at 10 MHz and it was centered on the Elecraft KX3 radio and on the PX3 panadaptor with a +/- 1 KHz span on the display I then tuned to the "A" beacon and tuning to 2097.3 KHz centered the carrier.

Brandon, I've never used a WiNRADIO product but I'm wondering if tuning it 1KHz high to 2098.3 KHz was to get a 1KHz tone out for the CW audio?
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Re: Evening Beacon
« Reply #24 on: January 17, 2015, 0035 UTC »
Here is an image showing a +/- 1 KHz span centered on 2097.3 KHz. Spectrum at the top and waterfall at the bottom. The small dashes are the whole  dit-dit-dah
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Re: Evening Beacon
« Reply #25 on: January 24, 2015, 0403 UTC »
Fair copy on "X" on 4094.5 right now
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Re: Evening Beacon
« Reply #26 on: January 25, 2015, 0513 UTC »
4094.5 KHz  "X" beacon coming in decently

2097.3 KHz "A" beacon is pretty strong with a little fading
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Re: Evening Beacon
« Reply #27 on: January 27, 2015, 0254 UTC »
Local rain has cleaned the air out a bit. I am hearing "X" pretty well on 4094.5 KHz
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Re: Evening Beacon
« Reply #28 on: January 30, 2015, 0302 UTC »
2097.3 KHz  "A" is booming in with minimal fading. Normally it is down in the noise floor of my PX3 panadaptor but tonight it is peaking about 22 dB above the noise.

4094.5  "X" is weak but readable



Edit to correct freq to 4094.5 KHz
« Last Edit: January 31, 2015, 0410 UTC by Teotwaki »
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Re: Evening Beacon
« Reply #29 on: January 31, 2015, 0412 UTC »
weak but readable "X" on 4094.5 KHz
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Orange County, SoCal, The better half