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Beacon "A" 2097 khz
« on: January 21, 2012, 0312 UTC »
Coming in above the noise at 0256 UTC, "A" repeated in CW about every 9-10 seconds, 2097.3 khz

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Re: Beacon "A" 2097 khz
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2012, 0909 UTC »
I hear it as well, very strong, well above the noise, S9 with very little fade.

HF Underground Wiki says its located in Arizona and lists it as 15W. That would seem accurate as I'm getting it quite well here in Mesa,AZ.

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Re: Beacon "A" 2097 khz
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2012, 0216 UTC »
I need a good antenna for that frequency.... AZ usually plows in here.... guys on 160M with 50W I can here with the internal loopstick on the E5.

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Re: Beacon "A" 2097 khz
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2012, 1109 UTC »
A coming in at 1109 UTC. First time I have heard it in a year or so.
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Re: Beacon "A" 2097 khz
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2012, 1154 UTC »
2096.7 USB SIO 333

Pretty good reception this morning.

11:47z 'A' Beacon

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Re: Beacon "A" 2097 khz
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2012, 1216 UTC »
What is the status of the other beacons? I tried 4096 and heard nothing.
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Re: Beacon "A" 2097 khz
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2012, 1640 UTC »
I've recorded the 4096.25 pretty consistently in my logs the last several months. Checked on it again this morning and created a new topic with the details.

Listened for the others in that frequency range but no luck.

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Re: Beacon "A" 2097 khz
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2018, 0248 UTC »
I am picking this up this evening in Las Vegas, NV @ 8 PM local time.

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Re: Beacon "A" 2097 khz
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2018, 1056 UTC »
I heard A this morning around 0945 UTC, and then later Windy around 4202.3 kHz, circa 1030 UTC.
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