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Offline Throbbing Gristle

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Re: High Frequency Beacon Society master list for beacons
« Reply #30 on: June 25, 2010, 0216 UTC »
Also, good copy on a string of dits on 8000.5. 

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4096.6 "T", 4079.65 TMP beacons early morning 6-26-2010
« Reply #31 on: June 26, 2010, 1136 UTC »
WooHoo!  List update!  I've been needing to re-verify my list for a while; there are lots of memory slots that I've never heard anything on, and I wasn't sure if they were active or not.  My list was originally compiled based on the list on the HF Underground Wiki page, with some changes and revisions over time, based on reports here in the forums.

The master list is great ...

I still have a few questions about a handful of them, between the list on the wiki page and this master list, above:
  • TMP - 4079 KHz - Temperature beacon.  I haven't heard it myself, but I think others have.  Not on the master list, but assume an active beacon?


- Copied 4079.65 at couple of different times this morning (after a doughnut run the 2nd time):

1028z / 5:27 AM CDT
1130z / 6:30 AM CDT

For me it was weak enough I could not copy the CW though (it seems to transmit an awful lot of CW!) ...

Also,

- Copied 4096.60 "T" CW beacon.

1036z / 5:36 AM CDT

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o Icom IC-756ProII, ProIII, Alinco DX-70, Kenwood TS-680s
o WinRadio G303e, Degen/Kaito 1103/DE1103, Stoddart NM-25
o 1/2 wave 80m Dipole used with several tuners
o Tuned loops from 2' thru 16' diam. capable of 160m thru 10m

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Re: 4096.6 "T", 4079.65 TMP beacons early morning 6-26-2010
« Reply #32 on: June 28, 2010, 0200 UTC »

- Copied 4096.60 "T" CW beacon.


If you can get the 4096 T beacon you can probably get the 4102.8 T beacon also.  They originate from the same transmitter and use the same antenna.  If you look closely you will see the 4096 is on when the 4102.8 is off, and the other way round.  The transmitter is actually never turning off, just shifting freq back and forth from one to the other.

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Re: 4096.6 "T", 4079.65 TMP beacons early morning 6-26-2010
« Reply #33 on: June 28, 2010, 0206 UTC »

- Copied 4096.60 "T" CW beacon.


If you can get the 4096 T beacon you can probably get the 4102.8 T beacon also.  They originate from the same transmitter and use the same antenna.  If you look closely you will see the 4096 is on when the 4102.8 is off, and the other way round.  The transmitter is actually never turning off, just shifting freq back and forth from one to the other.



Interesting info (the off-shift-on business).

Also, I copied 4102.8 I think the day before:

  http://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,2029.msg6159.html#msg6159

I'm just within range of propagation (at night/early morning) for these '80 Meter' beacons.

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o WinRadio G303e, Degen/Kaito 1103/DE1103, Stoddart NM-25
o 1/2 wave 80m Dipole used with several tuners
o Tuned loops from 2' thru 16' diam. capable of 160m thru 10m

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Re: 4096.6 "T", 4079.65 TMP beacons early morning 6-26-2010
« Reply #34 on: June 28, 2010, 0952 UTC »
Also, I copied 4102.8 I think the day before:

  http://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,2029.msg6159.html#msg6159


Hmmm, that post is talking about the W Wind beacon I thought?  The T beacon will be just above Windy in frequency.  The dits between the W's of Windy are related to wind speed.  When there are few or no dits the wind is low, when may dits the wnind is high.
T!
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Re: High Frequency Beacon Society master list for beacons
« Reply #35 on: May 11, 2017, 1713 UTC »
Necromancing an old thread....

Is the HF Beacon Society web site dead? I found some old links that were defunct.
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Re: High Frequency Beacon Society master list for beacons
« Reply #36 on: May 12, 2017, 1207 UTC »
The High Frequency Beacon Society dismantled years ago...the WEB site was taken down at the same time.
all the beacons listed are all QRT...even one was busted by the F.C.C.

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Re: High Frequency Beacon Society master list for beacons
« Reply #37 on: May 12, 2017, 1824 UTC »
The High Frequency Beacon Society dismantled years ago...the WEB site was taken down at the same time.
all the beacons listed are all QRT...even one was busted by the F.C.C.

Thanks. I've known of pirate radio for quite a long time but pirate beacons are relatively new to me. I found a number of messages on the Society and various incarnations of the web site but nothing that spoke to the dissolution.

Any pointers to articles on the Beacon Bust?
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Re: High Frequency Beacon Society master list for beacons
« Reply #38 on: May 13, 2017, 1507 UTC »
Anything online now about pirate beacons? Would like to see some of the technical details behind them, photos, tips/tricks, etc.

Are there any in the north east US?
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Re: High Frequency Beacon Society master list for beacons
« Reply #39 on: May 13, 2017, 1546 UTC »
Anything online now about pirate beacons? Would like to see some of the technical details behind them, photos, tips/tricks, etc.

Are there any in the north east US?

A pirate beacon would not only need a large wilderness area but also enough year round sunshine to charge batteries. Not something the NE has.

The only beacon site I recall at the moment is Auroral Chorus

Hobby Beacons pictures are gone. So sad!

Commercial NDBs here: http://www.auroralchorus.com/ndb/ndbgllry.htm

Old lowfer & medfer photos:  http://www.auroralchorus.com/lowfers.htm


I have a thread for pointing to audio recordings of beacons. It helps to know what some of them sound like for recognizing them when you tune in:

https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,19965.0.html


Video of a 4096 beacon (4095.94 24/7, 3.5 second dash) install in Death Valley area, Viking Mine https://vimeo.com/150772315
Jim
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76' end fed long wire & 66' off-center fed dipole for 10/20/40 meters
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