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Offline DOCTOR

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FISHING NET BEACONS
« on: January 23, 2011, 2248 UTC »
Has anyone heard any fishing net beacons and the frequencies.

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Re: FISHING NET BEACONS
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2011, 0329 UTC »
I don't know if it's a fishing net beacon, but I've been hearing a very weird beacon on 75 meters. It's at 3.810 LSB, it may be a amateur radio propagation beacon from another country. But it beeps every 5 seconds, then I hear something like a man speaking in what sounds like spanish, like it's reading off the time. Or maybe a GPS location. My antenna isn't the best so I make out what he's saying.




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« Last Edit: January 25, 2011, 0359 UTC by muremanon »

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Re: FISHING NET BEACONS
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2011, 0905 UTC »
I've heard Japanese net beacons from 4200-4300 KHz.

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Re: FISHING NET BEACONS
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2011, 1920 UTC »
I don't know if it's a fishing net beacon, but I've been hearing a very weird beacon on 75 meters. It's at 3.810 LSB, it may be a amateur radio propagation beacon from another country. But it beeps every 5 seconds, then I hear something like a man speaking in what sounds like spanish, like it's reading off the time. Or maybe a GPS location. My antenna isn't the best so I make out what he's saying.

The station you are describing is HD2IOA, a time station out of Ecuador, the beeps are every 10 seconds.

Here is a recording of it as received at my location: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6HU3CCZukU

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Re: FISHING NET BEACONS
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2011, 0114 UTC »
The station you are describing is HD2IOA, a time station out of Ecuador, the beeps are every 10 seconds.

Here is a recording of it as received at my location: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6HU3CCZukU

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Thanks Token, that is definitely it. The ducks down on 75 were describing it as a beacon, they had no idea it was an Ecuadorian time station.


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Re: FISHING NET BEACONS
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2011, 0150 UTC »
Has anyone heard any fishing net beacons and the frequencies.

Yep! Here's a mini-log of fishnet beacons I've been hearing between 1720 & 1800 khz. The 1725 khz beacon probably isn't fishing related as it doesn't match the patterns of the rest, it's still a mystery. "?" means the signal was too weak to copy the full ID. These are all very faint signals that would be difficult to discover without the aid of the SDR's waterfall display - see screenshots below. These beacons are thought to run about 4 to 10 watts output, locations unknown, and a challenge to hear:

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Khz CD ID Time Date Notes                                     
1723 4KPU 0014 UTC 12/31/10 DAID, repeats 3x on 3 minute intervals
1725 N?? 0525 UTC 12/28/10 No DAID, carrier on 1725 khz, CW ID visible on 1724 & 1726 khz
1748 ? 0334 UTC 12/17/10 DAID, repeats 3x on 3 minute intervals
1753 4PNQ 0250 UTC 12/17/10 DAID, repeats 3x on 3 minute intervals
1754 KW02? 0327 UTC 12/21/10 DAID, repeats 3x on 3 minute intervals
1756 4OGK 0036 UTC 12/31/10 DAID, repeats 3x on 3 minute intervals
1784 4??J 0227 UTC 12/29/10 DAID, repeats 3x on 3 minute intervals
1787 4QEE 0442 UTC 12/19/10 DAID, repeats 3x on 3 minute intervals
1792 4OXI 0228 UTC 12/29/10 DAID, repeats 3x on 3 minute intervals
1795 ?JE? 0228 UTC 12/29/10 DAID, repeats 3x on 3 minute intervals
1796 ? 1230 UTC 12/29/10 DAID, repeats 3x on 3 minute intervals
1799 4? 0229 UTC 12/29/10 DAID, repeats 3x on 3 minute intervals
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Re: FISHING NET BEACONS
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2011, 0404 UTC »
Last fall here in the Northeast, I heard one exactly on 1812kHz, active for several days.  Have not heard any since, suspect due to winter season. 

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Re: FISHING NET BEACONS
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2012, 0634 UTC »
Old post but might as well use it. I'm hearing all sorts of fishnet beacons tonight in the upper portion of 160m. 1925, 1927, 1937, 1941, 1947, 1958, 1985, etc. etc. They come and go. I missed a few frequencies but it's a fishnet beacon extravaganza tonight :p Watching that waterfall and seeing all the different weak beacons come and go is something.
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