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Teotwaki's Afternoon Beacon Log
« on: August 16, 2014, 2146 UTC »
currently receiving 6626.3 "Rainy"  and 6700.5 "Hexie 2K"
21:42 UTC
Using the NRD-525

Jim
« Last Edit: January 10, 2018, 1347 UTC by Teotwaki »
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76' end fed long wire & 66' off-center fed dipole for 10/20/40 meters
Orange County, SoCal, The better half

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Re: Afternoon Beacons
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2014, 2145 UTC »
21:44 UTC

Weak with some fading but otherwise decent signal of "Hexy 2K" on 6700.5 KHz 
Weak but readable "Rainy" on 6626.3 KHz

Jim
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Re: Afternoon Beacons
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2014, 2112 UTC »
6700.5 Hexie 2K coming in well

6626.3 Rainy coming in well

Using the KX3/PX3 today
Jim
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Re: Afternoon Beacons
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2014, 2349 UTC »
I've go reception of Hexie on 4096.24 weak but with minimal fades
Jim
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Re: Afternoon Beacons
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2015, 2123 UTC »
A casual spin of the dial netted me just one beacon at this time

Hexie 2K on 6700.5
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Re: Afternoon Beacons
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2015, 0114 UTC »
I left work a little early today and took a spin of the dial and first thing I heard was "Rocky" on 6626.280 KHz
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Re: Afternoon Beacons
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2015, 0012 UTC »
the 13 MHz beacon that that Token pointed out is still sounding great at 13,559.86
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Re: Afternoon Beacons
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2015, 1352 UTC »
I left work a little early today and took a spin of the dial and first thing I heard was "Rocky" on 6626.280 KHz

Have you heard the 3rd beacon mixed in with Rocky/Rainy?

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Re: Afternoon Beacons
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2015, 2303 UTC »
I left work a little early today and took a spin of the dial and first thing I heard was "Rocky" on 6626.280 KHz

Have you heard the 3rd beacon mixed in with Rocky/Rainy?

T!

I have not but I hope that I can catch it!
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Re: Afternoon Beacons
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2015, 0018 UTC »
I am pretty sure that I am hearing the 3rd beacon that Token alerted me to and it is distinctive. A fast dit that sounds as if it goes up in frequency a little and the PX3's display seems to show that. Maybe a 2 dit/sec rate?. Currently centered at 6626.420 KHz. Local time is 17:05 PST
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Re: Afternoon Beacons
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2015, 1735 UTC »
I am pretty sure that I am hearing the 3rd beacon that Token alerted me to and it is distinctive. A fast dit that sounds as if it goes up in frequency a little and the PX3's display seems to show that. Maybe a 2 dit/sec rate?. Currently centered at 6626.420 KHz. Local time is 17:05 PST

Many of these beacons move around a bit in freq, so the relative frequencies of this trio can be different at different times.

Here is a spectrum shot of Rocky, Rainy, and the Unknown ditter.  At the time of this image Rocky was centered on 6626.7, Rainy on 6626.4, and the Unknown at 6626.2.



I think this unknown has been there a while, just not reported.  I would have to look at old SDR recordings to try and come up with a time frame, unfortunately Rocky / Rainy is one I tune to often, but almost never record.

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Re: Afternoon Beacons
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2015, 1845 UTC »

Many of these beacons move around a bit in freq, so the relative frequencies of this trio can be different at different times.

Here is a spectrum shot of Rocky, Rainy, and the Unknown ditter.  At the time of this image Rocky was centered on 6626.7, Rainy on 6626.4, and the Unknown at 6626.2.

I think this unknown has been there a while, just not reported.  I would have to look at old SDR recordings to try and come up with a time frame, unfortunately Rocky / Rainy is one I tune to often, but almost never record.

T!

After a little while I did recognize the crappy frequency stability of a lot of the pirate beacons. I've been inconsistent about reporting it here as I was more about just logging that it could be heard in my location at certain times of day. Now that I have the PX3 display it does not matter what mode the radio is in as I can rapidly spot signals without having to tune around. My monitoring location is urban-noisy so it takes days with great propagation to hear a lot of these.
Jim
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Orange County, SoCal, The better half

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Re: Afternoon Beacons
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2015, 2146 UTC »
2143 and Rocky is gone, all that remains here is Rainy and the Unknown.

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Re: Afternoon Beacons
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2015, 2219 UTC »
6700.536  Hexie2K with mild fading
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Re: Afternoon Beacons
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2015, 0114 UTC »
I am hearing the following right now at 18:10 PST local

6626.386  Rainy  weak with mild fading
Jim
NRD-525, Elecraft KX3 and Elecraft PX3 Spectrum Display
76' end fed long wire & 66' off-center fed dipole for 10/20/40 meters
Orange County, SoCal, The better half