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Author Topic: V24 has missed every scheduled transmission from November 9, 2018, to today, Nov  (Read 203 times)

Offline Token

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The last V24 transmission, that I know of, was on November 9, 2018, 1500 UTC, on 6215 kHz.  That transmission was normal.  To the best of my knowledge, from that day to today (November 22, 2018) V24 has missed every historically scheduled transmission.  Further, during that time I have monitored every past used V24 frequency from before 1100 UTC to past 1700 UTC, every day (as I have for many years, minus a handful of days in the past 10 years), all with no results.

Either V24 has not transmitted since Nov 9, or they are using an entirely new set of frequencies, or have shifted to a different time set.  V24 has occupied roughly the same times of transmission, between 1100 and 1700 UTC, for at least 15 years.

A real possibility is that V24 has been inactive but will eventually return to the air.  This has happened several times in the past, missing every transmission for a week or more.  At one point V24 was off air for several months, only to return as before.

Time will tell if this is temporary or not, however since there are only one or two more scheduled transmissions this month, and V24 has already missed the companion transmissions to both of those, it is quite likely that the next time we might hear V24 will be on Dec 1, on 6310 kHz, at 1530 UTC.

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« Last Edit: November 22, 2018, 1729 UTC by Token »
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It's interesting you're not getting it, because sat-dxer has been reporting reception of V24 here on HFU over this period. He doesn't say where he is or whether he's receiving it at his QTH or a remote online SDR somewhere, though.
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Actually, I don't think so.

sat-dxer last reported V24 on Nov 9, the last day I also heard it.  He did also report it today (Nov 23), and I also received it today on 4900 kHz.  However between Nov 9 to Nov 23 I did not receive it, and I do not think sat-dxer reported V24 during that period.  sat-dxer did post to the "V24 V15" thread a reception on Nov 22, however that appears to be a V15 report, not V24.

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« Last Edit: November 23, 2018, 2126 UTC by Token »
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I could have sworn that he posted reception for a recent date during that time, but reviewing the log I see that I'm mistaken. Never mind, carry on....
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I copied V24 on 23-11-2018 at 1530z on 4900 kHz

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I copied V24 on 23-11-2018 at 1530z on 4900 kHz

73, Ary

Yes, V24 returned to the air on Nov 23, during the 1530z, 4900 kHz, slot.  To the best of my knowledge, it was unheard between 9 Nov and 23 Nov.

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