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Re: My Evening Beacon Log
« Reply #150 on: May 21, 2016, 0511 UTC »
2097.310 KHz  Letter beacon A, fair signal
4093.902 KHz  1 sec dasher, NEW, strong signal
4096.365 KHz  Hexie good signal
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Re: My Evening Beacon Log
« Reply #151 on: May 22, 2016, 0504 UTC »
2097.310 KHz  Letter beacon A, peaks 20 dB over noise floor with some mild fading
4095.890 KHz  Viking with a fair signal
4096.365 KHz  Hexie with a fair signal
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Re: My Evening Beacon Log
« Reply #152 on: May 23, 2016, 0421 UTC »
2097.310 KHz  Letter beacon A, peaks 10-15 dB over noise floor with some mild fading
4095.890 KHz  Viking with a fair signal, maybe 5-10 dB above the noise floor
4096.365 KHz  Hexie with a fair signal, maybe 5-10 dB above the noise floor
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Re: My Evening Beacon Log
« Reply #153 on: May 26, 2016, 0347 UTC »
4096.370 KHz  Hexie, weak but readable
4096.270 KHz  unknown dasher? RFI?
4095.900 KHz  Viking, weak but readable
4093.905 KHz  unknown dasher? RFI?
2097.310 KHz Letter beacon A, very weak
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Re: My Evening Beacon Log
« Reply #154 on: May 29, 2016, 0746 UTC »
Got home late and gave the dial a spin......

2024.137 KHz  Dark Ditter?? Never seen anything even near this frequency before
2097.310 KHz. Letter beacon A, fair signal
10872.200 KHz Russian letter beacon F, weak but readable, with fading 
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Re: My Evening Beacon Log
« Reply #155 on: May 30, 2016, 0319 UTC »
4096.365 KHz  Hexie, Good signal with deep fades
4095.885 KHz  Viking, Good signal with mild fading
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Re: My Evening Beacon Log
« Reply #156 on: May 31, 2016, 0448 UTC »
Dashers or RFI?

4136.145 KHz  Slow dasher, weak
4137.710 KHz  Fast dasher, fair signal
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Re: My Evening Beacon Log
« Reply #157 on: June 01, 2016, 0306 UTC »
2097.310 KHz  A beacon, fair signal, peaks are 20dB over the noise floor
7039.360 KHz  T beacon, fair signal
« Last Edit: June 01, 2016, 0509 UTC by Teotwaki »
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Re: My Evening Beacon Log
« Reply #158 on: June 02, 2016, 0326 UTC »
6701.430 KHz  slow dasher very strong, 20dB over the noise floor
4102.640 KHz with a 10dB signal over the noise. Long dashes and maybe a pattern of sorts
2097.300 KHz  A beacon, weak but readable
« Last Edit: June 02, 2016, 0331 UTC by Teotwaki »
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Re: My Evening Beacon Log
« Reply #159 on: June 03, 2016, 0357 UTC »
4096.360 KHz  Hexie with a 10dB signal over the noise
2097.300 KHz  A letter beacon, weak but readable
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Re: My Evening Beacon Log
« Reply #160 on: June 04, 2016, 0443 UTC »
6701.425 KHz  slow dasher very strong, 20dB over the noise floor
2097.300 KHz  A letter beacon, fair signal, about 10 dB over the noise floor, some mild fading

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Re: My Evening Beacon Log
« Reply #161 on: June 08, 2016, 0429 UTC »
6701.425 KHz  slow dasher very strong, 15 dB over the noise floor
4095.850 KHz  Viking, barely readable
4096.360 KHz  Hexie, good signal, about 10 dB over the noise
2097.300 KHz  A letter beacon, fair signal, 20 dB over the noise floor, mild fading
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Re: My Evening Beacon Log
« Reply #162 on: June 09, 2016, 0420 UTC »
6701.425 KHz  slow dasher, 10 dB over the noise floor
4095.860 KHz  Viking, weak but readable
4096.360 KHz  Hexie, fading signal, about 10 dB over the noise at peaks
2097.300 KHz  A letter beacon, fair signal, 15 dB over the noise floor, mild fading
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Re: My Evening Beacon Log
« Reply #163 on: June 14, 2016, 0419 UTC »
2097.305 KHz  A letter beacon, fair signal, 15-20 dB over the noise floor, mild fading

The 4 MHz beacons are going through deep fades. On other nights I thought I had seen something new, a dasher around 4096.2 and it is there tonight. Maybe Coxie running high in frequency? Just reread and it was a daytime only beacon.

4095.9-- KHz   Viking, briefly there
4096.265 KHz  dasher, new to me
4096.360 KHz  Hexie, weak
« Last Edit: June 14, 2016, 0426 UTC by Teotwaki »
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Re: My Evening Beacon Log
« Reply #164 on: June 14, 2016, 0457 UTC »
Dang, was trolling through the Auroral Chorus site again and saw that I had overlooked the beacon called Haystack:

"HAYSTACK bcn runs 3 sec dash on 4096.35 kHz 24/7 late 2015"http://www.auroralchorus.com/4096khz3.htm

That must be what I thought was Hexie (which is a shorter dash).

So a summary from their web site:

4095.900 KHz  Coxie, 4 sec dash, day only
4095.940 KHz  Viking, 3.3 sec dash, 24/7
4096.240 KHz  Hexie, 1 sec dash, 24/7
4096.350 KHz  Haystack, 3 sec dash, 24/7
4097.250 KHz  Inyo Whooper, day only


Right now on my waterfall display I can see both Viking and Haystack. It is just possible that Hexie is coming up out of the noise every so often but I think I see a good trace on the Waterfall display.
Jim
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