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Drift Net logs 21st March 2019
« on: March 22, 2019, 0551 UTC »
First of all I must say thank you to Chris for making a stand alone page dedicated to this topic, much appreciated Chris.  Also I tried to hear JC3 2075 and IC1 on 2115 last night over this way and nothing heard from 0900z onwards.

Of interest is 1817KHz with a miss firing beacon, maybe a flat battery or transmitter issue, sending "TMT" then next night "EIE" then later that same night "EIM" then back to "TMT, it's very strong here from 0840z onwards up to 569 report at times, be interested if anyone over west coast USA and Canada  hearing it?

Both beacons DN3 on 2565 and RO3 on 1759KHz were both running continuous transmission  for hours last night/morning my time, both first noted at 1445z and 1428z respectively and still running continuos at 1700z.

Another one of interest is AFVI on 2153 which has poor morse spacing, the AFV is clear but the end can either be interpreted as AFVI or AFVEE, no number suffix noted, probably like 1817 and has a fault?

A reminder when logging is make absolutely sure you have the call sign and frequency correct, have noted two beacons on the same frequency when propagation is good so you must sort the two different calls out. An example of this was March 18th 2019 with KQ0 2595 1452z  and EM1 2595 1550z both clearly defined, this may suggest and extended propagation range?  Another example is March 17th log with AN6 2265 1450z and BP8 2265 1500z both clearly defined, in fact BP8 transmitted only five seconds after AN6 keyed off.


21st March 2019:

Freq      Call      Time (UTC)  Report

1759     RO3      1428z        539  (transmitting continuous)
1789     OA8      1450z        519
1907     NW3     1435z        419
2022     DW9     0852z        419
2070     XK4      0849z        559
2153     AFVI     0809z        529
2165     HH3      0855z      559
2243     BC1      0819z      519
2290     UX9      0904z      569
2308     CI7       0807z      519
2311     ZR0      0902z      539
2328     QW0     0909z      519
2352     LC3      0812z      529
2347     SS6      1515z      419
2391     CG7      1800z      529
2519     OT6      1752z      529
2565     DN3     1445z       519  (transmitting continuous)

The above are new loggings and have been added to my list. Interested in west coast USA and Canada loggings between 0830-1900z to see if I can hear same this way in eastern Australia, would be appreciated... ;)
« Last Edit: March 22, 2019, 0602 UTC by Looking-Glass »
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Re: Drift Net logs 21st March 2019
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2019, 0845 UTC »
March 22nd 2019 log:

2079  EL7     1409z 
2121  CX1    1827z
2130  ZO9    1427z
2205  TEEE   1929z (low battery/technical issue and thus misfiring)
2206  CP2    1927z 
2240  BV5    1910z
2290  DY4    1839z
2313  BH8    1857z
2355  GT0    1814z
2403  CF3     0815z
2427  RJ9     1827z
2518  OT5    1924z
2558  AQ3    0832z
2569  PH3    1427z
2572  CP6    0732z
2587  XR0    1439z
2599  MV5    1801z
2609  FK6    0842z
2637  UO4   1452z

The above are first time ATNO's, not previously logged this month, I have not posted "regulars" that are heard each night.  Signals vary, some are 419 report whilst others are 559 or 569 report, heavy fade during last night/morning session noted.  Also on a couple of frequencies another beacons was heard (two on same frequency) but unable to verify call sign.

Would appreciate a post from any one on the other side of the Pacific who has heard any of my logged beacons... ;)
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