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Haystack broken? 4096.365 KHz
« on: March 20, 2017, 1401 UTC »
4096.365 KHz  Haystack broken?? Sounds more like a letter M or an S?? Maybe the battery is low?
Jim
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Re: Haystack broken? 4096.365 KHz
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2017, 1033 UTC »
Could of been a low battery as you suggest.  Its doing fine here this morning at 1030 utc.

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Re: Haystack broken? 4096.365 KHz
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2017, 1309 UTC »
Could of been a low battery as you suggest.  Its doing fine here this morning at 1030 utc.

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Thanks! Yesterday I may have caught it right at morning startup when the sun hits the solar panel. It has been there a few years now and maybe the battery is old. I have to get out of the house so I may miss the startup today.
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Re: Haystack broken? 4096.365 KHz
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2017, 1348 UTC »
4096.340 KHz

I am listeneing to Haystack right now and it is starting off about 30 Hz lower than during the day. The signal is weak so it is hard to tell more than that the pattern is irregular. I might hear one full length dash and then a long silence.
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Re: Haystack broken? 4096.365 KHz
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2017, 0457 UTC »
Haystack has never drifted back to 4096.370 KHz that I have logged for a few months. It seems to have been retuned or somehow settled 25-30 Hz lower than the past loggings.  At this time the signal strength is pretty good
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Re: Haystack broken? 4096.365 KHz
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2017, 1257 UTC »
well..... what the heck, LOL. Haystack is sitting at 4096.378 KHz right now with a pretty strong signal. I've seen the pictures of how it is built so I guess I should not be surprised at its electronic hiccups. I wish the owner would go fix his Inyo Whooper. I miss that goofy sound.
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Re: Haystack broken? 4096.365 KHz
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2017, 1341 UTC »
Haystack is down to 4096.350 KHz and I have seen a couple times where it was sending what is like an M character. If I did not see it on my spectrum display I would think that I was hearing things. I can't say for sure that it is not some sort of super rapid fade. Area temps are in the mid thirties.

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Orange County, SoCal, The better half