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Re: "A" Beacon 2097 Returns
« Reply #30 on: March 02, 2020, 1125 UTC »
A copied around 1020 UTC 2 Mar 2020.
« Last Edit: March 02, 2020, 1132 UTC by ChrisSmolinski »
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Re: "A" Beacon 2097 Returns
« Reply #31 on: March 03, 2020, 1104 UTC »
No sign of A circa 1100 UTC 3 Mar 2020.
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Re: "A" Beacon 2097 Returns
« Reply #32 on: March 04, 2020, 0146 UTC »
Confirming 'A' apparently QRT @ 0133 March 4th. I do see a new, continuous, relatively low level (S3-4) signal, varying around 2096.0-2097.0 that looks somewhat like a transmitter with PLL unlock.
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Re: "A" Beacon 2097 Returns
« Reply #33 on: March 05, 2020, 1125 UTC »
Nothing from A the morning of 5 March 2020
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Re: "A" Beacon 2097 Returns
« Reply #34 on: March 06, 2020, 1105 UTC »
No reception of A again the morning of 6 March 2020.
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Re: "A" Beacon 2097 Returns
« Reply #35 on: March 06, 2020, 1416 UTC »
This morning I realized it had been a little too absent this week to have been just poor propagation. Hope it is a temporary technical issue.
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Re: "A" Beacon 2097 Returns
« Reply #36 on: March 11, 2020, 2227 UTC »
Been listening for it on KFSKiwi for a few days with no joy
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Re: "A" Beacon 2097 Returns
« Reply #37 on: March 12, 2020, 1112 UTC »
No copy this morning (12 Mar 2020) either.
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Re: "A" Beacon 2097 Returns
« Reply #38 on: March 14, 2020, 1405 UTC »
I started listening for beacons a bit early this morning and still no sign of "A"
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Re: "A" Beacon 2097 Returns
« Reply #39 on: March 23, 2020, 0319 UTC »
Since my last post I've not yet received a signal from the "A" beacon.
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Re: "A" Beacon 2097 Returns
« Reply #40 on: March 27, 2020, 1537 UTC »
The Creator of the A beacon, due to a lot of excessive publicity, desires to likely QRT the unit and potentially the "Wind" unit, also... (FYI)

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Re: "A" Beacon 2097 Returns
« Reply #41 on: March 27, 2020, 1650 UTC »
The Creator of the A beacon, due to a lot of excessive publicity, desires to likely QRT the unit and potentially the "Wind" unit, also... (FYI)

That's truly awful news.  The irony is either Socratic or Cosmic but I can't yet decide.
 

the creator of the "wind beacon" (then on 4095.5 kHz called "The Wind Beacon" NOT "windy" as thought today) - mainly the RF end of things (his friend does the IT stuff for the micro-pro and eprom it has to send the data and whom built the canteloupe spoon anenometer). 
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Re: "A" Beacon 2097 Returns
« Reply #42 on: March 28, 2020, 0233 UTC »
The Creator of the A beacon, due to a lot of excessive publicity, desires to likely QRT the unit and potentially the "Wind" unit, also... (FYI)

I'd say (given our general state of affairs) the Apocalypse is here, but I'm not particularly religious. Perhaps we'll beep again, some beautiful sunny day.
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Re: "A" Beacon 2097 Returns
« Reply #43 on: March 28, 2020, 1511 UTC »
I'd say (given our general state of affairs) the Apocalypse is here, but I'm not particularly religious. Perhaps we'll beep again, some beautiful sunny day.

I don't know about what's needed to fix the "A" beacon but Windy needs at least a new battery and a larger solar panel. I have both on hand and can easily head out there and upgrade the system. So rather than shut Windy down the creator should just pass it forward to the community at large.
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Re: "A" Beacon 2097 Returns
« Reply #44 on: April 14, 2020, 0157 UTC »
Guess who is baaaack!!!  0155 utc "A" booming in here in northern Utah!

Nice!

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