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Author Topic: Drift Net Beacons 1030 UTC 7 Nov 2016  (Read 2686 times)

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Drift Net Beacons 1030 UTC 7 Nov 2016
« on: November 07, 2016, 1709 UTC »
Copied in the 1030 to 1115 UTC period:
1886 4OUK
1914 5AIG
1916 TN3
1916 AWW4
1921 AYC9
1929 AQK1
1925 AYT
1948 ALH9
1950 AXT0
1957 AWU9
1963 AQM6
1965.8 4FKZ
1969 AN1
1983 APV5
1987 4LEZ
1992 BAD9

Thanks to jFarley to getting me addicted to these again  ;D
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Re: Drift Net Beacons 1030 UTC 7 Nov 2016
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2016, 1713 UTC »
Chris, are these drift nets located in the Atlantic?

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Re: Drift Net Beacons 1030 UTC 7 Nov 2016
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2016, 2027 UTC »
I am not sure where they are located, but based on propagation, the Atlantic is a good bet.
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Re: Drift Net Beacons 1030 UTC 7 Nov 2016
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2016, 2246 UTC »
Based on the props for the ones I have heard recently, the Atlantic might be a safe bet.  But I would not rule out the Gulf of Mexico either.

I gotta remember to start a recording B4 I leave for work in the morning.
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Re: Drift Net Beacons 1030 UTC 7 Nov 2016
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2016, 2250 UTC »
I gotta remember to start a recording B4 I leave for work in the morning.

FWIW, I've noted much better reception of them in the morning before sunrise, vs in the evening after sunset.
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Re: Drift Net Beacons 1030 UTC 7 Nov 2016
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2016, 2253 UTC »
I gotta remember to start a recording B4 I leave for work in the morning.

FWIW, I've noted much better reception of them in the morning before sunrise, vs in the evening after sunset.

Duly noted. 
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Re: Drift Net Beacons 1030 UTC 7 Nov 2016
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2016, 2333 UTC »
Thanks for the info guys.

This is a sorted, combined list of the beacons received by Chris and JFarley over the past few days:

1713.48
1744.63
1775.79
1802.5
1806.94
1838.095
1869.25
1962.71
1884    4MVZ
1886    4OUK
1900.4
1902    KR2
1914    5AIG
1916    AWW4
1916    TN3
1921    AYC9
1925    AYT
1929    AQK1
1931.56
1948    ALH9
1950    AXT0
1957    AWU9
1962.71
1963    AQM6
1965.8 4FKZ
1969    AN1
1969    TCE1
1983    APV5
1987    4LEZ
1992    BAD9
« Last Edit: November 09, 2016, 1956 UTC by JCMaxwell »
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Re: Drift Net Beacons 1030 UTC 7 Nov 2016
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2016, 0522 UTC »
11/14/16 530z +

1919 khz  AFY1  and another weak
1936 khz  IJS + ALZ.    
« Last Edit: November 14, 2016, 0559 UTC by Davep »
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Re: Drift Net Beacons 1030 UTC 7 Nov 2016
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2016, 1517 UTC »
Thanks for this thread OP! I don't know if what I heard is a drift net beacon but it is a good signal here in SoCal. It does not transmit continuously, maybe 3 minutes between sets. Seems to send the ID three times and there is a long dash after a four character set of BFL4 (or maybe BFL5 ?)

1982.990 KHz      


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Re: Drift Net Beacons 1030 UTC 7 Nov 2016
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2016, 1931 UTC »
Still hearing this beacon right now, about the same signal strength. 

BFL4 on 1982.990 KHz      


Having fantasies of finding the thing stuck on a rocky jetty at a local beach....   ;D

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Re: Drift Net Beacons 1030 UTC 7 Nov 2016
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2016, 2215 UTC »
Still hearing this beacon right now, good signal strength. 

BFL4 on 1982.990 KHz      


Maybe it really is stuck on a rocky jetty at the local beach!    :D



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Re: Drift Net Beacons 1030 UTC 7 Nov 2016
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2016, 1632 UTC »
BFL4 on 1982.990 KHz weaker than before.

I timed it from the start of a sequence of three IDs to the start of the next sequence of three and it was four minutes
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Re: Drift Net Beacons 1030 UTC 7 Nov 2016
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2016, 1700 UTC »
I am hearing my one beacon again. Having to wait up to 4 minutes for a sequence to start can seem like forever   ;D

1982.995 KHz  BFL4  drift net beacon. 15 dB above the noise
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