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Author Topic: New beacon now on 13565.2MHz carrier freq ( 13564.4 usb dial)  (Read 466 times)

Offline Vic

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Hi Everyone

Announcing a new beacon on 13MHz !

Frequency 13565.2kHz carrier freq ( 13564.4kHz on usb dial )
ID            JUN
Locator   EL98
Location  Clermont Central Florida USA
Power     4.5mw
Antenna.  Dipole
Beacon    Black Cat Systems kit
On Air Date 21 February 2019
Schedule  appprox 10.00 - 2200 EST daily ( subject to breaks for adjustments and listening)

Reception reports most welcome to this list or to me by email .

My beacon has been heard in SA Antonio Texas already ! Wow what fun this is ;-)

Best wishes to Everyone

Vic W4/GW4JUN
« Last Edit: February 24, 2019, 1705 UTC by Vic »

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Re: New beacon now on 13564.4
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2019, 0652 UTC »
Good frequency.
Exo
HF aficionado. On the coast of northern California.
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kiwiSDR receiver on private LAN for multi-freq HF monitoring.

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Re: New beacon now on 13565.2MHz carrier freq ( 13564.4 usb dial)
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2019, 1717 UTC »
I have corrected the frequency on my original post as it was unclear.

Carrier freq is 13565.2kHz
USB dial Freq is 13564.4 kHz

Apologies for the confusion !

73

Vic

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Re: New beacon now on 13565.2MHz carrier freq ( 13564.4 usb dial)
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2019, 2106 UTC »

Carrier freq is 13565.2kHz

That's an even better frequency.
The closer to 13566 the better.

Exo
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Re: New beacon now on 13565.2MHz carrier freq ( 13564.4 usb dial)
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2019, 1955 UTC »
Hi Exo

By luck my beacon landed upon this Freq using the capacitors supplied with the Black Cat  kit. I have no other components at all in my shack here. I had hoped to get the carrier to around 13565  so it all worked out well.
Your shot of the waterfall is interesting you seem to have much more grot at 13560 than I hear at my location.

I must try to get some software set up so I can see what's happening as well as see it. What s/ w do you use ?

Regards

Vic



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Re: New beacon now on 13565.2MHz carrier freq ( 13564.4 usb dial)
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2019, 0749 UTC »
Hi Exo 
Your shot of the waterfall is interesting you seem to have much more grot at 13560 than I hear at my location. What s/ w do you use ?

Hi Vic,
It is a modified screen capture from a kiwiSDR on a private LAN.
Exo
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kiwiSDR receiver on private LAN for multi-freq HF monitoring.

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Re: New beacon now on 13565.2MHz carrier freq ( 13564.4 usb dial)
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2019, 0153 UTC »
I have received a report from one of my listeners that my carrier frequency has moved up 100 Hz to 13565.3

This is due to my antenna tuner pulling The oscillator slightly.

I have tweaked it back to its proper Freq of 13565.2 I think.

Please listen on both these Freq  I am running the antenna somewhat blind. I will try to find a sure fire fix asap.

I am working on a major antenna upgrade this coming week and I hope to get a significant improvement in signal ......might take ten days or so !

Meanwhile I am happy to have reports from 1200 miles away using Avery sub standard antenna here.

This is really good fun !

73

Vic W4/GW4JUN & beacon JUN