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Author Topic: Beacon HI 4094.0, 1400 UTC, 26 Jan 2020  (Read 503 times)

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Beacon HI 4094.0, 1400 UTC, 26 Jan 2020
« on: January 26, 2020, 1427 UTC »
Beacon sending HI about every 9.6 seconds, 4094.0 kHz, 1400 UTC, 26 January, 2020.

This beacon has been on this freq a couple of days, not sure when I first noticed it.  For sure it was not there (at least not heard here) last Saturday as I have recordings of this chunk of spectrum from that night.  However last night I realized I did not have it in the log, and a little further research seemed to indicate it was a new beacon.  Possibly just a beacon that has changed freq, since there was a previous HI on 8009 kHz and other freqs in the past.

The freq is pretty tight, but does change a bit.  In the last 24 hours or so I have seen it anywhere from 4093.95 to 4094.06 kHz

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« Last Edit: January 26, 2020, 1525 UTC by Token »
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Re: Beacon HI 4094.0, 1400 UTC, 26 Jan 2020
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2020, 1458 UTC »
Had not heard HI here on 4094 until your post alerted me to it.  Nice signal here at 1450 utc this morning.  I have usually heard another HI on 8009 but its been missing for awhile and this may be why.  Will keep an ear out for it here!  Tnx!

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Re: Beacon HI 4094.0, 1400 UTC, 26 Jan 2020
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2020, 1610 UTC »
Not sure when, but sometime in the last couple hours HI has shifted from 4094 back to 8009 kHz.  Between the last time I checked (slightly after 1500 UTC) and a few minutes ago (about 1600 UTC) the signal appears to have left 4095.0 kHz (at least I can no longer hear it there) and now HI, with the same code speed and spacing, is on 8009.7 kHz.

Time will tell if this is an automated shift at a specific time or after sunup, or if the op shifted it manually.  Personally I would do it auto, detect when sun is on the solar cell and shift freq for daytime operation.

(edit)  Off 8009 and back over to 4094 sometime before 0045z.

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« Last Edit: January 27, 2020, 0048 UTC by Token »
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Re: Beacon HI 4094.0, 1400 UTC, 26 Jan 2020
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2020, 1222 UTC »
I have a very weak signal here from HI at 1218 UTC.
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Re: Beacon HI 4094.0, 1400 UTC, 26 Jan 2020
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2020, 1217 UTC »
Heard again this morning 28 Jan 2020 at 1217 with a single ID so far.
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Re: Beacon HI 4094.0, 1400 UTC, 26 Jan 2020
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2020, 0111 UTC »
I have it here now fading in and out on 4094.090. 01:10 UTC 29 Jan 2020.
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Re: Beacon HI 4094.0, 1400 UTC, 26 Jan 2020
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2020, 1136 UTC »
Hearing HI at 1134 UTC 30 Jan 2020.
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Re: Beacon HI 4094.0, 1400 UTC, 26 Jan 2020
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2020, 0302 UTC »
Been hearing HI on both 8009 and 4094 the last couple of days off and on in the mornings.  Fair signal to ESP.

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Re: Beacon HI 4094.0, 1400 UTC, 26 Jan 2020
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2020, 1133 UTC »
Heard this morning at 1133 UTC 3 Feb 2020.
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Re: Beacon HI 4094.0, 1400 UTC, 26 Jan 2020
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2020, 0317 UTC »
HI back on 4094, weak but copyable. 03:15 UTC 15FEB2020
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