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Offline sydjohn

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69 69 69 BEACON 27 MHz Beacon 27.555
« on: November 08, 2010, 0035 UTC »

I had some difficulties getting online, and other things have been keeping me from logging on so I apologize for this report that is almost frozen in time by internets standards. On either 6/19/2010, or 6/26/2010 around 7:30 ~ 8pm local (CST) Southeast Texas. I heard a beacon that kept repeating "69 69 69 69 BEACON" on 27.555 MHz. As the sun went down I heard it for a bit longer till the greyline faded. I found it completely odd that I heard this almost about two weeks after I started to research HF beacons. Anyway, I'll be a bit more accurate the next time with the dates, times etc.


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Re: 69 69 69 BEACON 27 MHz Beacon 27.555
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2010, 1822 UTC »
You might have heard Jorge:  http://www.beaconworld.fotopic.net/c1829740.html

Also, if you heard it in June, you heard it during CDT, not CST.

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Re: 69 69 69 BEACON 27 MHz Beacon 27.555
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2010, 0429 UTC »
Lima Indigo,

You're right I did hear Jorge. I apologize because I was working upon memory at the time. I wish I logged it down properly. But I can't remember if it was 27.555 or 27.499. But I'm pretty sure you've nailed it. Thanks for the tips on CST CDT as well.

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Re: 69 69 69 BEACON 27 MHz Beacon 27.555
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2010, 1237 UTC »
Hey guys!
The beacon world site doesn't come up anymore!
Has there been a change or is it now defunct?

Anyone know???

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Re: 69 69 69 BEACON 27 MHz Beacon 27.555
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2010, 1956 UTC »
Weaksigs, I just visited the site a few times and it appears to be up.


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Re: 69 69 69 BEACON 27 MHz Beacon 27.555
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2010, 1312 UTC »
Yep the site came right up for me too!
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Re: 69 69 69 BEACON 27 MHz Beacon 27.555
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2011, 1818 UTC »

I had some difficulties getting online, and other things have been keeping me from logging on so I apologize for this report that is almost frozen in time by internets standards. On either 6/19/2010, or 6/26/2010 around 7:30 ~ 8pm local (CST) Southeast Texas. I heard a beacon that kept repeating "69 69 69 69 BEACON" on 27.555 MHz. As the sun went down I heard it for a bit longer till the greyline faded. I found it completely odd that I heard this almost about two weeks after I started to research HF beacons. Anyway, I'll be a bit more accurate the next time with the dates, times etc.



Did it look/sound anything like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMZGV-cPhYE


Looks like the message in Morse code worked out to be:

Long_tone ...

69 69 69 69 BY BE BACK SN 69 BY BE BACK SN

(assuming SN = "soon")

Actual Frequency: 27.550 MHz + 682 Hz (tone freq)

Received on USB.

« Last Edit: April 09, 2011, 1820 UTC by SW-J »
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