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Offline IZS4

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Beacon reception
« on: October 29, 2019, 1702 UTC »
I seem to be able to copy ODX out of Ontario and WV, but other stations are tough. can active transmitting stations post their activity. Thanks

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Re: Beacon reception
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2019, 1802 UTC »
Most of the beacons are on 24/7, but remember they are typically running just a few mW. Hearing one is the exception, not the rule  :)
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Re: Beacon reception
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2019, 1922 UTC »
I have  beacon “Abby” running 24 hours mostly. 13562-64 range. Beacon is in Western Pennsylvania. Any reports would be appriciated. Antenna halfwave inverted V about 22feet off ground at feed point. Thinking about maybe switching to a vertical for lower angle of radiation.

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Re: Beacon reception
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2019, 1929 UTC »
Beacon PVC active here in California. 13,555.55 kHz. Often it is turned off at weekends so that I can listen without being swamped.

HF propagation isn't being kind to beacons much of the time at the moment. Do try for the hours before and after sunset, there can be a lift in conditions during this period of the day.

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Re: Beacon reception
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2019, 2214 UTC »
I will keep an ear out and post what I hear.