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Author Topic: PCO loud and clear 13563.55 Khz  (Read 947 times)

Offline Ed H

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PCO loud and clear 13563.55 Khz
« on: December 10, 2017, 0400 UTC »
There seemed to be good conditions today for reception here in Calif. PCO faded up to easy readibility a few times around 1520 PST.. GNK was in the mix, and a few signals around the 13.555 zone including USC and WM
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Re: PCO loud and clear
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2017, 2111 UTC »
Ed,
Thanks for posting a report on little PCO...
temp was 2 above this morning just got back from a hike...temp now 40 in the shade...
I did not take my KA1103 along...missed field listening for hifers.

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Re: PCO loud and clear
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2017, 1840 UTC »
Brrr!

"little" PCO was romping home in the above report, Very clear above the background. Wish I could listen more often.

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Re: PCO loud and clear
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2017, 1443 UTC »
Ed as you know PCO is connected to a 1/4 wave vert. Ant.  It had 24 radials initially.  The mule deer come into my yard every night and the thin radials break
when the deer have contact with them.  As time goes along I will put a heavier gage wire down to replace the destroyed radials.  The other day I picked up and removed the broken radials leaving me 14 radials. 14 radials probably aren't any better then 8 radials LOL.  So I was glad to get a report on PCO from you.  PCO sits down in a pinched in valley located about 40 miles SW of Denver.  It is amazing that anyone ever hears it.  That said , people have to listen for it if it is to be heard.

73 Bill


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Re: PCO loud and clear 13563.55 Khz
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2018, 2204 UTC »
Feb17  PCO was heard in Tucson, AZ

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Re: PCO loud and clear 13563.55 Khz
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2018, 2135 UTC »
April 23, 2018

PCO beacon on the air for three years today April 23, 2018.

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Re: PCO loud and clear 13563.55 Khz
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2018, 0000 UTC »
Happy Birthday PCO :)

I believe I caught a feint trace at the correct frequency during a brief chance to listen on Saturday (21 April ~ 20:00 UTC). Alas, not the usual audible signal I have been fortunate to receive.