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Author Topic: F beacon on 8498  (Read 1484 times)

Offline AlanC

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F beacon on 8498
« on: October 11, 2014, 2214 UTC »
This frequency is where you usually find the 'L' beacon, today however it is sending F's- only every 6th 'F' is a 'C'! This beacon has a long history of being quirky- up until about 10 years ago it was chirpy and sometimes had the odd dit missing- as if a mechanical keyer was used that had bad contacts. Then it seemed to get an overhaul and behaved itself for a bit. Actual carrier frequency is about 8498.55
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Re: F beacon on 8498
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2014, 1620 UTC »
Recording: http://alancordwell.co.uk/dev/misc/cfffff.mp3

On 8497 kHz today 12/10/2014 at 1606 UTC via the Twente SDR

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Re: F beacon on 8498
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2014, 1831 UTC »
Also on 6917.5 kHz, which is also a L frequency so seems to confirm the relationship. I read on Ary's N&O site that F appears for a couple days now and then, as if it were a 'special event' thing...
« Last Edit: October 12, 2014, 1834 UTC by AlanC »
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