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Beacon logs September 2018
« on: September 03, 2018, 1027 UTC »
1022 UTC 3 Sep 2018:

Haven't tuned around the 4 MHz band since late Spring, hearing Windy this morning with a generally weak signal on 4102.8 kHz, but occasional fade ups.

Also reliable A on 2097 with the usual good signal.
« Last Edit: September 04, 2018, 1028 UTC by ChrisSmolinski »
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Re: Beacon logs September 2018
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2018, 1030 UTC »
4 Sep 2018:

Windy 4102.8 around 1020 UTC, weak, fading in and out
A 2097 at 1028 UTC, also very weak.
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Re: Beacon logs September 2018
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2018, 1119 UTC »
5 Sep 2018:
2097 A around 1000 UTC, fair signal
4102.8 Windy, fading in and out around 1020 UTC
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Re: Beacon logs September 2018
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2018, 1021 UTC »
6 Sep 2018:
2097 A 1005 UTC with a surprisingly good signal
4102.8 Windy 1020 UTC with a weak signal
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Re: Beacon logs September 2018
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2018, 1114 UTC »
7 Sep 2018:
2097 A 1000 UTC, usual fair to good signal strength.
4102.8 Windy 1030 UTC, again the usual signal, still noted at 1114 UTC, although getting weaker.
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Re: Beacon logs September 2018
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2018, 1227 UTC »
14 Sep - using the NRD 545 and crossed parallel loop antenna:
2097 A - weak signal at 1027 UTC
4102.8 Windy - generally a weak signal, but some peaks. At 1015: TMP 81 B126
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Re: Beacon logs September 2018
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2018, 1202 UTC »
17 Sep 2018:

2097 A 1010 UTC

4102.8 Windy 1105 UTC:  TMP 81 B12? - weak signal unfortunately.
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Re: Beacon logs September 2018
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2018, 1131 UTC »
18 Sep 2018:

Nothing! I tried for Windy, but nothing heard. This may be the first time Windy has not been received, when I have looked for it. We're in a coronal stream again. Not only is propagation on 4 MHz poor, but my DGPS decoding from last night is looking sad as well.
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Re: Beacon logs September 2018
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2018, 1106 UTC »
19 Sep 2018:
2102.8 Windy 1104 Fair signal
2097 A 1105 Weak signal, a bit late in the morning for 2 MHz
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Re: Beacon logs September 2018
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2018, 0941 UTC »
20 Sep 2018:
2097 A 0920 UTC
4102.8 Windy 0940 UTC
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Re: Beacon logs September 2018
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2018, 1012 UTC »
1011 UTC 25 Sep 2018:
Both A on 2097 and Windy on 4102.8 noted with weak signals.
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Re: Beacon logs September 2018
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2018, 0944 UTC »
27 Sep 2018:
2097 A - 0942 UTC, weak to fair signal.
4102.8 Windy - 0943 UT, weak signal.
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