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Author Topic: Hifer Beacons Heard in Pine, Colorado  (Read 1722 times)

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Hifer Beacons Heard in Pine, Colorado
« on: January 29, 2018, 0044 UTC »
RF was Q5 at 2330 utc  with no FRC then FRC came up strong Q5...
At  0015 utc FRC was super strong...

OFF and on from 2330- 0000 utc both beacons were heard off and on.

I thought I heard PVC but could not copy an ID just could detect a very weak cw transmission.

Doty low noise antenna 9:1 transformer
« Last Edit: February 08, 2018, 0018 UTC by tesla »

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Re: Beacon heard in Pine, Colorado
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2018, 1739 UTC »
Hi Tesla,

It is possible you heard carrier in place of PVC - in the middle of lots of radio tinkering, I switched in the bypass to the keyer to peak up the antenna tuner, and forgot to set it back to key mode.

PVC was sending again as of Sunday evening.

/Ed

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Re: Hifer Beacons Heard in Pine, Colorado
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2018, 0024 UTC »
Feb 7
Time 2347 utc RF 13564. 247  Khz was copied and was very weak. No other beacons heard.
A new active region numbered 2699 is now turning into view off the east limb. It is currently producing minor B-Flares and also managed a low level C-Flare.  We might see an increase in solar flux and maybe some Hifers will be heard as well.

Receiver: Icom 756
Antenna Doty Low Noise 9:1 transformer  45 ft long  and 7ft above the earth.



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Re: Hifer Beacons Heard in Pine, Colorado
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2018, 1208 UTC »
Thanks for the report Tesla. very glad to hear RF is getting out. Maybe it's that "end fed dipole" I'm using.  ;D ;D ;D ;D

Feb 7
Time 2347 utc RF 13564. 247  Khz was copied and was very weak. No other beacons heard.
A new active region numbered 2699 is now turning into view off the east limb. It is currently producing minor B-Flares and also managed a low level C-Flare.  We might see an increase in solar flux and maybe some Hifers will be heard as well.

Receiver: Icom 756
Antenna Doty Low Noise 9:1 transformer  45 ft long  and 7ft above the earth.

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Re: Hifer Beacons Heard in Pine, Colorado
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2018, 2020 UTC »
Feb 11  1832 Utc K6FRC was Q3 at 1836 Utc GNK was Q5

Feb 12  1420 - 1447 utc.. solid copy .GNK 13563.99 khz 
Sometimes I like to listen to 22 mtrs before the band typically opens up..



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Re: Hifer Beacons Heard in Pine, Colorado
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2018, 1552 UTC »
FEB 15  1540utc  FRC 13565.02 khz was strong for a minute then faded out
at 1543 utc PVC 13558.2 Khz was strong for about 1 minute then faded out..
I'll check the band later today and see what gives.
PVC 13558.2 Khz 2310 utc
RF 13564.2 Khz 2311 utc
K6FRC 13565.02 khz  2312 utc
P 13555.0 khz 2314 utc   one strong fad up- does anyone have a clue where P is located?



« Last Edit: February 16, 2018, 1630 UTC by tesla »

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Re: Hifer Beacons Heard in Pine, Colorado
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2018, 1109 UTC »
Thanks for the report tesla.

Hoping to try some antenna experiments this spring. I'll update here and at LWCA if and when I do. I have a hankering to test a small tuned loop to look at the feasibility for a compact HiFER setup.

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Re: Hifer Beacons Heard in Pine, Colorado
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2018, 0057 UTC »
Feb 22

RF 0039 utc
FRC  0040 utc  Q5

ESA ESA ESA followed with a long dash 0047 utc  Freq. 13565.85 Khz
ESA is a new hifer for me...beacon located in Olivehurst, Ca WB6QZL
« Last Edit: February 23, 2018, 1436 UTC by tesla »

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Re: Hifer Beacons Heard in Pine, Colorado
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2018, 2213 UTC »
Feb 23  Pine Colorado

RF strong Q5  Time 1754 utc and Q5 again at 2122 utc
K6FRC strong Q5 Time 2127 utc
P strong fad ups Q5 - Q4


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Re: Hifer Beacons Heard in Pine, Colorado
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2018, 1657 UTC »
Feb 27 Time 1417 utc   Q5  RF only beacon heard...

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Re: Hifer Beacons Heard in Pine, Colorado
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2018, 1331 UTC »
Woah! I must be doing something right!.  :D

Thanks for the report Tesla. I've been home with the flu this week and I've been turning off the beacon to listen for others. So far nothing although my transmitting antenna probably makes for not such a good (noisy) receive antenna. I'll try another listening session again today.

Feb 27 Time 1417 utc   Q5  RF only beacon heard...

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Re: Hifer Beacons Heard in Pine, Colorado
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2018, 2134 UTC »
Feb 28
Time 2003 utc K6FRC Q5  strong no other beacons heard
Time 2108 utc GNK very weak then faded out
Time 2109 utc RF Q5 strong
Time 2115 utc PVC vy weak

Not a bad opening to catch haven't heard PVC in a while.


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Re: Hifer Beacons Heard in Pine, Colorado
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2018, 2214 UTC »
Thanks tesla,

Nice to know PVC is getting through. This weekend should provide some listening opportunities here in CA.

Ed

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Re: Hifer Beacons Heard in Pine, Colorado
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2018, 1622 UTC »
March 8 time 1611 utc   FRC and ESA 

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Re: Hifer Beacons Heard in Pine, Colorado
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2018, 1603 UTC »
March 10 ,
P a big signal at 1557 utc no other beacons heard.