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GNK 13564 CW 1739 UTC 30 Nov 2017
« on: November 30, 2017, 1747 UTC »
Very weak, but it is fading in. It was not there a few minutes ago. I am using the new Crossed Parallel Loop antenna (details here: http://www.radiohobbyist.org/blog/?p=2340 ) and the also new AirSpyHF+
The new antenna seems to be better than the sky loop on 22 meters, so I cam hopeful I can finally start logging these 22 meter band beacons on a more regular basis.
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Re: GNK 13564 CW 1739 UTC 30 Nov 2017
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2017, 1906 UTC »
That loop should work well, Chris.

I tested a poorly mounted 4' x 4' square tuned loop on receive and obtained good copy of 22m beacons. It was a quick build with pvc pipe, a 150 pf ceramic trimmer at the top, and a small coupling loop at the bottom, no active electronics. I'm actually considering an experiment with this, or a similar antenna, for transmitting PVC.

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Re: GNK 13564 CW 1739 UTC 30 Nov 2017
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2017, 1916 UTC »
Got GNK here in N. CT, weak but readable with some deep fades.
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Re: GNK 13564 CW 1739 UTC 30 Nov 2017
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2017, 2049 UTC »
Heard again today, 4 Dec 2017, at 2049. Not super strong. First 22m beacon I have heard all day.
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Re: GNK 13564 CW 1739 UTC 30 Nov 2017
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2018, 2036 UTC »
Jan 31, 2018

GNK weak at 2024 utc....not in there for many IDs,  this is the first time I have heard GNK in 2018.
I amazes me how the are seasonal changes in these 22 mtr beacons but it does occur with a few of them.
Anyway, I'm glad GNK is still on the air.

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Re: GNK 13564 CW 1739 UTC 30 Nov 2017
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2018, 2227 UTC »
No local reception of 22m beacons today, but I just tried an online SDR in Idaho, and the venerable GNK was there at 2225 UTC.
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