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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #690 on: January 07, 2019, 1449 UTC »
The cloudy weather is taking a toll on Windy's battery

4102.850 KHz  Windy. Faint breeze. Temp 55 degrees Battery 11.9 volts
Jim
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #691 on: January 08, 2019, 1421 UTC »
2097.285 KHz  "A" beacon. 15 - 25 dB over the noise

Am also attempting to hear any driftnet beacons in this frequency range
Jim
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #692 on: January 15, 2019, 1511 UTC »

2097.290 KHz  "A" beacon.  Weak but noise floor is much lower due to rain
4096.375  KHz  Haystack! Fair signal. Not heard in a while
4102.850 KHz   Windy is strong.  47 degrees 11.8 volts
Jim
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #693 on: January 16, 2019, 1409 UTC »
2097.280 KHz  "A" beacon.  About 15 dB over the noise floor
4096.370 KHz  Haystack! Weak signal.
Jim
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #694 on: Today at 14:18 »
2097.285 KHz  "A" beacon.  Booming in up to +30 dB over the noise floor
4102.835 KHz   Windy is very weak. Can't read the Morse telemetry
Jim
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Re: Teotwaki's Morning Beacon Log
« Reply #695 on: Today at 15:24 »
4102.845 KHz   Windy is coming up.  Hint of a breeze. 53 degrees 11.9 volts 

Battery is not in good shape. It needs a bigger solar panel sized for cloudy weather.
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