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Offline Boriken

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22m Beacons 15 Apr 2020
« on: April 15, 2020, 0146 UTC »
15 Apr 2020 around 0120z

WV   ~13555   579
WAS ~13566   559
ODX  ~13566   549

Around 0215z

ABBY     ~13566  349
AA8HS  ~13566   449
« Last Edit: April 15, 2020, 0233 UTC by Boriken »
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Re: 22m Beacons 15 Apr 2020
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2020, 0307 UTC »
Hello Boriken,

Thanks for reporting what your heard. My beacon "Abby" is gettin out! This is the first report of being heard in North Carolina. The beacon has been heard in the following locations to date:

Kansas
New Found land Island Canada
Texas

Chris

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Re: 22m Beacons 15 Apr 2020
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2020, 1235 UTC »
Tnx Scott for the 'WAS' report. You gave the details that make it a meaningful report. Interesting that you heard me since I am just east of Raleigh. I think you have heard WAS before. What is your receiving antenna?
73 de Bill K4JYS (WAS)

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Re: 22m Beacons 15 Apr 2020
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2020, 1559 UTC »
ABBY & AA8HS were new ones for me. WAS is a repeat but a tough one since we're so close. I was using a Realistic DX-150 & 20m inverted-v up about 15ft fed with 1/2 wl of 300 Ohm line. Had to pick the id's out of a mini pileup.
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Re: 22m Beacons 15 Apr 2020
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2020, 1612 UTC »
Tnx for the info Scott....nice setup.
Hey, how abt that....a pile up of <5mw stations...hi.
73 de Bill K4JYS

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Re: 22m Beacons 15 Apr 2020
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2020, 2310 UTC »
15 Apr 2020 at 2250z

13561   "MR AM 1500 CF OH V V V"

Buried in the ISM noise. New CW beacon or an advertisement? Used to be a "MR X" on a couple years ago.
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Re: 22m Beacons 15 Apr 2020
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2020, 0113 UTC »
Scott, could you tell from the pitch of the audio whether AA8HS was above or below ABBY in frequency?

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Re: 22m Beacons 15 Apr 2020
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2020, 1148 UTC »
Scott, could you tell from the pitch of the audio whether AA8HS was above or below ABBY in frequency?

Checked the tapes and AA8HS was lower in frequency than ABBY. The published freqs on lwca.org show about 4kc but didn't sound that far on the DX-150.
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Re: 22m Beacons 15 Apr 2020
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2020, 1353 UTC »
Hello,

Abby sits at about 13566.70 give or take a few depending on temperature and drift. It has been monitored for weeks in New foundland Island Canada by v01fog.

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Re: 22m Beacons 15 Apr 2020
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2020, 1704 UTC »
Checked the tapes and AA8HS was lower in frequency than ABBY. The published freqs on lwca.org show about 4kc but didn't sound that far on the DX-150.

Thanks very much. I expect he's moved but didn't update the listing. I'll see if we can get that changed.

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Re: 22m Beacons 15 Apr 2020
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2020, 1731 UTC »
Followup on AA8HS: I found that ~13566 was the frequency he originally started out on, but in August of 2018 the signal was heard by a reliable reporter on the lower frequency, so that's why it was showing that way in the list. Apparently he's back on or near the original spot now. The list should be updated again some time this weekend.
« Last Edit: May 01, 2020, 1800 UTC by Prairiedog »