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Offline KM0NAS

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New Beacon: MN 13562.8
« on: April 23, 2019, 1700 UTC »
Hello Everyone, the snow has finally melted and I was able to get my antenna up today so the beacon is on the air. Here are the details.

Frequency: 13562.8
Call: MN (13 WPM CW)
Grid Locator: EN34fw
Location: Shorewood, MN
Antenna: Dipole at 40 feet. Radiating mostly North and South
Schedule: Should be on 24/7 unless I decide to use the antenna for a listening session.

Details: Beacon is a Black Cat Systems kit.

Reports welcome!
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Kenwood TS-570D
Soft66RTL2
40 meter dipole @ 40' height
20 meter dipole @ 40' height
10 meter vertical @ 16' height
Beacon MN on 13562.8

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Re: New Beacon: MN 13562.8
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2019, 1515 UTC »
I'm about 6 miles west of you but I was unable to pick up "MN" over the weekend.   You're on a good, quiet frequency, above frequent, strong industrial noise around 13560 and below some intermittent, weaker noise around 13564.   A few times I detected a signal exactly on 13562.8, but it was too weak to identify as CW.   So this 6 mile path (much of it over water) might be "DX" at this power level -- requiring some propagation mode other than groundwave.   I'll certainly let you know if I hear you.  Good luck and have fun.
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Offline KM0NAS

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Re: New Beacon: MN 13562.8
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2019, 0254 UTC »
Well thanks for trying. Propagation on these little signals truly is strange.

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Kenwood TS-570D
Soft66RTL2
40 meter dipole @ 40' height
20 meter dipole @ 40' height
10 meter vertical @ 16' height
Beacon MN on 13562.8