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"A" on 2MHz beacon off the air?
« on: September 28, 2019, 0416 UTC »
I'm not sure exactly when I stopped hearing it since band conditions have been fickle but, I made a point of listening early today and heard nothing. Tonight I'm not hearing it and also checked some web SDRs and other sites but without any luck. This beacon has been super consistent over the years so I am surprised I am not catching it all.

Hopefully someone has heard it today! Let me know!
Jim
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Re: "A" on 2MHz beacon off the air?
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2019, 0607 UTC »
Jim its been a couple of days since I last heard it.  Checked for it on a several SDR's and nothing there either.

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Re: "A" on 2MHz beacon off the air?
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2019, 0132 UTC »
Still nothing here so based on your input it is definitely off the air.

Hope it is resurrected soon!
Jim
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Re: "A" on 2MHz beacon off the air?
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2019, 0201 UTC »
Nothing here in San Tan Valley, Arizona. SE of Phoenix. I can most of the time hear it days and always at night so I will concur with my fellow listeners that it seems to be off the air. Hopefully to return, as mentioned, this one has been an old friend for many years.
« Last Edit: September 29, 2019, 0204 UTC by DYGradio »
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Re: "A" on 2MHz beacon off the air?
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2019, 1103 UTC »
No sign of A here this morning. I believe it was absent Friday morning when I checked, but I may have chalked that up to propagation. Windy coming in, although with a weaker signal than usual.
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Re: "A" on 2MHz beacon off the air?
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2019, 0303 UTC »
Am still waiting for some word from the A beacon....
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Re: "A" on 2MHz beacon off the air?
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2019, 0949 UTC »
I've had the radio tuned to 2097 for a while this morning, nothing heard from A. Hopefully it will return soon.

I do have Windy as usual on 4102.8 CW.
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Re: "A" on 2MHz beacon off the air?
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2020, 0218 UTC »
SecretLab caught it on the air today.   https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,62069.0.html

Thanks to whoever resurrected the beacon as it is most welcome to hear its signal again.
Jim
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Re: "A" on 2MHz beacon off the air?
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2020, 0833 UTC »
Not heard in Australia so far, but band is just opening with the Grey Line in effect at this time.
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