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Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
« Reply #225 on: August 18, 2017, 0059 UTC »
4096.365 KHz  Haystack. Very weak with fades
4102.715 KHz Windy??  Good signal, about 15 dB over the noise. Pattern of dashes.
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Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
« Reply #226 on: August 20, 2017, 2057 UTC »
Hooray!! I've not heard it in a while

6700.525 KHz  Hexie2K!!! Good signal but with fades.
« Last Edit: August 20, 2017, 2101 UTC by Teotwaki »
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Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
« Reply #227 on: August 29, 2017, 2342 UTC »
4095.970 KHz  Viking. About 10 dB above the noise floor. Some fades.
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Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
« Reply #228 on: September 03, 2017, 1857 UTC »
6700.515 KHz  Hexie2K with a decent signal, maybe +10 dB above the noise with slow fades
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Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
« Reply #229 on: September 03, 2017, 1905 UTC »
6626.360 KHz  Rainy popped up briefly and clearly then dropped out of sight
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Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
« Reply #230 on: September 21, 2017, 0058 UTC »
4096.370 KHz  Haystack. Good signal with some fades
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Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
« Reply #231 on: September 21, 2017, 2215 UTC »
6626.360 KHz  Rainy with a good signal but also some long fades
6700.500 KHz  Hexie2K with a fair signal

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Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
« Reply #232 on: September 22, 2017, 0115 UTC »
2097.305 KHz  A letter beacon. Weak
4095.940 KHz  Viking. Weak
4096.370 KHz  Haystack. Weak
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Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
« Reply #233 on: September 23, 2017, 2114 UTC »
6 MHz beacons are becoming audible again

6626.280 KHz  Rainy. Good signal with fast, short fades
6700.520 KHz  Hexie2k. Fair signal with mild fades
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Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
« Reply #234 on: September 24, 2017, 2115 UTC »
6626.200 KHz  Rainy. Good signal with fast, short fades
6700.530 KHz  Hexie2k. Fair signal with sharp fades
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Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
« Reply #235 on: September 27, 2017, 2334 UTC »

4095.900 KHz  Viking popping up but super weak
4096.380 KHz  Haystack weak but readable.
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Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
« Reply #236 on: September 30, 2017, 0021 UTC »
4095.770 KHz  Viking is super weak
4096.375 KHz  Haystack weak but readable.
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Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
« Reply #237 on: October 06, 2017, 2026 UTC »
6700.535 KHz  Hexie2k. Weak but readable
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Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
« Reply #238 on: October 06, 2017, 2034 UTC »
6626.100 KHz  Rainy popped up with a decent signal
« Last Edit: October 06, 2017, 2043 UTC by Teotwaki »
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Re: My Afternoon Beacon Log
« Reply #239 on: October 06, 2017, 2047 UTC »
Rainy is malfunctioning. I can see it suddenly jump about 50 Hz higher in frequency to 6626.150 and the "drip" rate will also jump higher in speed.

EDIT: Maybe it is due to a shift in voltage due to the solar charging?
« Last Edit: October 06, 2017, 2050 UTC by Teotwaki »
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