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Re: Teotwaki's Afternoon Beacon Log
« Reply #300 on: January 29, 2019, 2330 UTC »
4095.850  KHz  Viking. Fair signal with long fades

4102.855 KHz  Windy. Fair signal. Slight breeze. Temp 73 Battery 13.7 v

A really wide voltage swing from night to day. Looks as if the solar charging system is working correctly so my guess is that the battery needs replacing.
« Last Edit: January 29, 2019, 2332 UTC by Teotwaki »
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Re: Teotwaki's Afternoon Beacon Log
« Reply #301 on: January 29, 2019, 2342 UTC »
4096.345 KHz  Haystack. Weak and with some fades
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Re: Teotwaki's Afternoon Beacon Log
« Reply #302 on: February 01, 2019, 2345 UTC »
4095.830 KHz  Viking. Fair signal
4096.350 KHz  Haystack. Weak
4102.860 KHz  Windy. 20Hz of center frequency drift when keyed down. Fair signal. Slight breeze. Temp 66 Battery 14.1 v
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Re: Teotwaki's Afternoon Beacon Log
« Reply #303 on: February 03, 2019, 2138 UTC »
been camping on the frequency for hours and finally there si a readable signal

6626.320 KHz  Rainy.
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Re: Teotwaki's Afternoon Beacon Log
« Reply #304 on: February 04, 2019, 0302 UTC »
been camping on the frequency for hours and finally there si a readable signal

6626.320 KHz  Rainy.

Good going!
But, no Rocky?
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Re: Teotwaki's Afternoon Beacon Log
« Reply #305 on: February 05, 2019, 1424 UTC »
Good going!
But, no Rocky?

No Rocky heard. Rainy's signal was tenuous at best.
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Re: Teotwaki's Afternoon Beacon Log
« Reply #306 on: February 08, 2019, 0004 UTC »
Still displaying signs of battery capacity decline. 20Hz of center frequency drift when keyed down. Large voltage differences between night and day.

4102.889 KHz  Windy. Fair signal.  Temp 56 Battery 13.6 v
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Re: Teotwaki's Afternoon Beacon Log
« Reply #307 on: February 11, 2019, 2258 UTC »
4096.065 KHz  Coxie's 4.5 second dash is fair strength with some fading
4096.395 KHz  Haystack. Very weak
4102.875 KHz  Windy.  Fair signal. Light breeze. Temp  63   Battery 14.7v

Highest I've seen the battery voltage go to. Must be good sunshine. Based on the very low nighttime voltage readings I think the battery needs replacing.
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Re: Teotwaki's Afternoon Beacon Log
« Reply #308 on: February 15, 2019, 2359 UTC »
4095.840 KHz  Coxie's 4.5 second dash is barely readable
4096.375 KHz  Haystack. Very weak
4102.850 KHz  Windy.  Fair signal. Light breeze. Temp  58   Battery 12.6v

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Re: Teotwaki's Afternoon Beacon Log
« Reply #309 on: February 16, 2019, 2233 UTC »
4096,096 KHz  Coxie's 4.5 second dash. Fair signal
4096.370 KHz  Haystack. Very weak
4102.860 KHz  Windy.  Weak signal with fading. Light breeze. Temp  5-something   Battery 12.8v
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Orange County, SoCal, The better half