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Offline ChrisSmolinski

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Re: 22 meter beacon list
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2020, 2039 UTC »
Not too fond of the LWCA these days, so I will hold-off for now to sending my 22m beacon info. there, but I put on two days ago a pretty decent part-15 level ERP beacon "RR-dash" on 13562.85 or so on a 1/3 wave wire in the attic/loft of my shop building (wooden roof above it and just 5 layers of stout roofing paper and metal sheeting away from the wire), and with a series var. cap. peaking the signal (~50 pF or so) on a nearby FS-meter; and a walk out 1/2 mile from Keeler, CA here indicates it gets out good enough on groundwave to skip something into DX-land whereever!

I hope Chris S. in MD - super Blackcat apps too!  hope he hears it!

What with Es coming, and some today about 1130 PT on CB-5 from XE-land, and a strong 15 MHz WWV at noon PT today, there is good propagation on 22m today and with Es, and some F2 peaks will be great for DX, also.

73 - Steve/MB

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Re: 22 meter beacon list
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2020, 1932 UTC »
Actually I wish to correct my statement re. LWCA - made incorrectly as I'd had a misunderstanding. 

Actually, I and a good friend appreciate the present thrust of 22m beacons, as it compares long ago to our LWCA centered (and has bulletings such as "Western Update" and Northern Observer" and as such formed the basis for a truly fascinating "hobby" cum career in radio. THANK YOU.  Also, I really DO now appreciate Jerry (OWR's) 22m listing efforts.

Improvements made to the RR-dash 13562.85 beacon (A1A) have it routinely heard in NM.  I hear BCN here.  VAN (formerly an ident I used in 2014 from on old Ford Van inner antenna under it's bubble top.  Now in Sacto, Ca area but entirely different installation yet similar.  I have heard perhaps 6 or 7 CE beacons between 13.555 and 13565 here.  I note the CNR-1 Chinese jammers and some UnID on 13570 that goes off by 1659z.  Mike heard that in NM at his local dawn.  Never too strong but puts some splatter on RR-dash and BCN, VAN, etc.

A link to the past with LWCA groups and LowFER and MedFER happenings circa 1986-1990.:

http://www.auroralchorus.com/lowfers.htm

Thanks Chris; John D. Jerry; Tesla; Token for all of this.  73-Steve - RR-dash 13562.85 - noted at .89 also. DM16