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Re: Hiker Returned perhaps
« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2016, 0146 UTC »
Hi Tesla. tuned in again tonight and even with the high static levels
the beacon was popping it head about the noise.
I measured the frequency at 7998.315  and the dashes were
spaced at 3 seconds.
A couple of times it stuttered and sent a second dash 1 second later
then recouped to it's normal sequence.
Interesting though.
I did see a couple of very weak dashes but very intermittently on
7998.500, you could just barely make them out on the water fall.
I will keep an eye out for the other one.

good dx'ing

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Re: Hiker Returned perhaps
« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2016, 1354 UTC »
Time 1330 utc  good copy

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Re: Hiker Returned perhaps
« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2016, 1333 UTC »
7998.510 KHz  Hiker, fair signal with slow fades
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Re: Hiker Returned perhaps
« Reply #18 on: July 27, 2016, 2337 UTC »
I wasn't able to listen this morning but glad you caught the Hiker...always has been a thrill for me
to hear it...maybe this fall and winter it will have better condx to propagate, seems like you and I are the only ones hearing it...makes me believe
no one ever listens for the 8 mHz signals anylonger

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Re: Hiker Returned perhaps
« Reply #19 on: July 27, 2016, 2351 UTC »
I wasn't able to listen this morning but glad you caught the Hiker...always has been a thrill for me
to hear it...maybe this fall and winter it will have better condx to propagate, seems like you and I are the only ones hearing it...makes me believe
no one ever listens for the 8 mHz signals anylonger

I have to thank you for starting this thread and making me aware of Hiker. I have the list of beacons plus the Russian ones programmed in so I try to give each one a listen. A waterfall display helps a lot in case the beacon's center frequency has shifted due to age or temperature. Sometimes I just let the radio sit on one frequency to see if a beacon will suddenly pop up. I especially like catching the Inyo Whooper that way in the morning.
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Re: Hiker Returned perhaps
« Reply #20 on: July 28, 2016, 0341 UTC »
7998.490 KHz Hiker, very strong, mild fading
Jim
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Re: Hiker Returned perhaps
« Reply #21 on: July 28, 2016, 1234 UTC »
S beacon was around 8000.5 many many years ago when  I first heard it and started listening to 8Mc often...
With all the pot growers in the Colorado area I have heard signals around 8 Mc from those operations at times...not so much of resent.
All that said, 8Mc is a unique watering hole for a lot of strange signals and a good radio mystery is always great fun.
« Last Edit: July 28, 2016, 1243 UTC by tesla »

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Re: Hiker Returned perhaps
« Reply #22 on: August 06, 2016, 1238 UTC »
Aug 6.....this morning Hiker was in there light copy at 1215 utc...

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Re: Hiker Returned perhaps
« Reply #23 on: August 07, 2016, 0103 UTC »
I am new to these beacons and you guys got me interested in this "hikers beacon"

I tried all day unsuccessfully to hear anything on 7998.3 and then tonight I was surprised to here what I believe is the beacon. It was very weak around 0000z hours but it started to come up to about S3-4 around 0100z (7 Aug 2016). I connected a 3 foot loop antenna and I was surprised to hear it but just faintly. It appears to be coming from the southwest - does that sound right?

I tried to Google the term but I didn't really find any info other than what is on HFU.
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Re: Hiker Returned perhaps
« Reply #24 on: August 08, 2016, 1207 UTC »
August 8 .....Old Hiker is sounding good this morning time 1200 utc  maybe the best I have heard it...

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Re: Hiker Returned perhaps
« Reply #25 on: August 12, 2016, 1056 UTC »
Hearing it this morning at 1055z with a weak signal
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Re: Hiker Returned perhaps
« Reply #26 on: August 13, 2016, 0236 UTC »
great copy tonight  at 0230 utc

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Re: Hiker Returned perhaps
« Reply #27 on: August 13, 2016, 1110 UTC »
Good copy again this morning at 1105z.
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Re: Hiker Returned perhaps
« Reply #28 on: August 14, 2016, 0343 UTC »
7998.490 KHz  Hiker, Great signal, mild fading
Jim
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Re: Hiker Returned perhaps
« Reply #29 on: August 17, 2016, 1118 UTC »
A nice signal this morning at 1115z.
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