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Offline DYGradio

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Re: Windy 4102.85 malfunction?
« Reply #195 on: November 18, 2020, 2120 UTC »
Windy now sending "H" 21:20 UTC 18 NOV 2020
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Re: Windy 4102.85 malfunction?
« Reply #196 on: November 21, 2020, 1617 UTC »
1218 UTC 21 NOV 2020:  "TMP 59 B 115" with wind pips better than 1/sec.   Well above the noise at times.
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Re: Windy 4102.85 malfunction?
« Reply #197 on: November 22, 2020, 0034 UTC »
Battery needs replacement. Anyone want to volunteer to swap in a new one?  I'll pass the hat.

John (Windy Fan Club member)
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Re: Windy 4102.85 malfunction?
« Reply #198 on: November 22, 2020, 0224 UTC »
TMP 68 B 113 About two dits per second wind. Very strong signal this evening. 02:24 UTC 22 NOV 2020
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Re: Windy 4102.85 malfunction?
« Reply #199 on: November 22, 2020, 0246 UTC »
Battery needs replacement. Anyone want to volunteer to swap in a new one?  I'll pass the hat.

John (Windy Fan Club member)

Iíll go
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Re: Windy 4102.85 malfunction?
« Reply #200 on: November 23, 2020, 2321 UTC »
Road trip!

(a bit of a slog from the east coast, but it would be good to swap out the batt)

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Re: Windy 4102.85 malfunction?
« Reply #201 on: November 27, 2020, 0138 UTC »
"S" with a strong signal. 01:38 UTC 27 NOV 2020
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Re: Windy 4102.85 malfunction?
« Reply #202 on: November 28, 2020, 0042 UTC »
Strong signal with minimal fading. Variable winds 1-3 dits per second. TMP 59 B 119

00:39 UTC 28 NOV 2020
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Re: Windy 4102.85 malfunction?
« Reply #203 on: November 28, 2020, 1457 UTC »
1115 UTC 28 NOV 2020:  "TMP 48 B 115" variable wind speed (~1-2 pips/sec).
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Re: Windy 4102.85 malfunction?
« Reply #204 on: December 04, 2020, 1510 UTC »
0922 UTC 04 DEC 2020: Just "S" this morning.   Decent signal compared to other mornings.
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Re: Windy 4102.85 malfunction?
« Reply #205 on: December 07, 2020, 1130 UTC »
A very weak signal from Windy 1129 UTC 7 Dec 2020. It sounds like it might be the normal message? Difficult to tell, but long enough.

Yes, W, some wind dits, and then normal telemetry at 1151 UTC.  TMP 59 B115
« Last Edit: December 07, 2020, 1819 UTC by ChrisSmolinski »
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Re: Windy 4102.85 malfunction?
« Reply #206 on: December 07, 2020, 1355 UTC »
A very weak signal from Windy 1129 UTC 7 Dec 2020. It sounds like it might be the normal message? Difficult to tell, but long enough.

Yes, W, some wind sits, and then normal telemetry at 1151 UTC.  TMP 59 B115

Using KFS's high gain antenna I can hear Windy operating normally but still at the low 11.5 volt battery voltage. From 11.3 to 11.5 is the level where it will start sending "H"
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Re: Windy 4102.85 malfunction?
« Reply #207 on: December 08, 2020, 2327 UTC »
In data mode today too.

Too bad it's heading towards QRT... it's such a reliable beacon that is just  in search of a battery
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Re: Windy 4102.85 malfunction?
« Reply #208 on: December 09, 2020, 0004 UTC »
Sending "S" fairly strong, thought I heard an "H" in there but maybe not. The last couple of S's were solid.  00:03 UTC 09 DEC 2020
Ron
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Re: Windy 4102.85 malfunction?
« Reply #209 on: December 10, 2020, 1156 UTC »
S heard 1155 UTC 10 Dec 2020
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