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Author Topic: Yet another possible ditter, 7000 kHz, Oct 27, 2016, 1020 UTC  (Read 2369 times)

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Another possible new ditter heard from.  7000 kHz, Oct 27, 2016, 1020 UTC, but I am pretty sure I have heard this at other times also, about 0.21 sec dit sent about every 1.39 second.  Periodically I see it send an extended dash, sometimes several seconds, as if it is hanging up.  There may even be some kind of modulation on it when it does this hang, but it is too far in the noise for me to be sure.

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Re: Yet another possible ditter, 7000 kHz, Oct 27, 2016, 1020 UTC
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2016, 1142 UTC »
Dits noted here at 1142z, after a previous period of just a constant carrier.

Being the first reporter, you get to name this one, Token, as well as 7000.65  ;D
« Last Edit: October 27, 2016, 1407 UTC by ChrisSmolinski »
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Re: Yet another possible ditter, 7000 kHz, Oct 27, 2016, 1020 UTC
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2016, 1630 UTC »
Oct 27, 1630 utc got it solid not strong but solid copy

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Re: Yet another possible ditter, 7000 kHz, Oct 27, 2016, 1020 UTC
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2016, 0030 UTC »
I have it too - fair signal above my noise floor - at 0020z.  A cw station (WS7R) came up nearly on top of it so I can hardly pick it out right now - and he's a bit stronger than the ditter, FWIW.  Ok, the cw just stopped, and the ditter is still right in there, time now 0029.
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Re: Yet another possible ditter, 7000 kHz, Oct 27, 2016, 1020 UTC
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2016, 0036 UTC »
As I sit here listening, it reminds me of the Sputnik transmissions (which was before my time) - but I imagine it sounded kind of like that.  If anyone's looking to name this one....just sayin'  ;)
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Re: Yet another possible ditter, 7000 kHz, Oct 27, 2016, 1020 UTC
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2016, 0052 UTC »
Heh - now there's someone on a keyer trying to mess with the ditter!  At first he tried to match it, then he send 2 dits in between the ditter's dits, then sent 3 dits in between....all in sync.  Oops - I guess he got bored.  He's gone now.

Interesting listening - others are obviously hearing it too.  Time 0029z.
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Re: Yet another possible ditter, 7000 kHz, Oct 27, 2016, 1020 UTC
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2016, 1022 UTC »
I tuned in around 1010z this morning, and did not notice anything. Now, at 1017z, I see a constant carrier. In fact, checking the SDR waterfall, it did just appear. Not sure if this was a sudden fade in, or the transmitter was switched on, but it looks more like the latter than the former.

Token reported this constant carrier also, which then eventually changed to sending dits.

Update: at 1207 I now have dits.
Still going at 1242.

« Last Edit: October 28, 2016, 1242 UTC by ChrisSmolinski »
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Re: Yet another possible ditter, 7000 kHz, Oct 27, 2016, 1020 UTC
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2016, 1421 UTC »
Dits noted here at 1142z, after a previous period of just a constant carrier.

Being the first reporter, you get to name this one, Token, as well as 7000.65  ;D

Shoot, why me?  ;)

OK, lets see how to name these.  Parking such a beacon at the lower end of 40 meters seems kind of a cowboy thing to do to me, so how about bad cowboy themed names?

The 7000.65 has one of the shortest pulses and the longest pause of any of these beacons I have found.  Shorty is already taken, so how about "STUMPY" for that one?

The dasher on 7000 is pretty bold.  I have a feeling it may be scratched fairly soon, so lets call that one "ITCHY".

What'cha think?


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Re: Yet another possible ditter, 7000 kHz, Oct 27, 2016, 1020 UTC
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2016, 1519 UTC »
Shoot, why me?   ;)

OK, lets see how to name these.  Parking such a beacon at the lower end of 40 meters seems kind of a cowboy thing to do to me, so how about bad cowboy themed names?

The 7000.65 has one of the shortest pulses and the longest pause of any of these beacons I have found.  Shorty is already taken, so how about "STUMPY" for that one?

The dasher on 7000 is pretty bold.  I have a feeling it may be scratched fairly soon, so lets call that one "ITCHY".

What'cha think?

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