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Re: Currently Active Beacons Chat
« Reply #45 on: May 13, 2021, 1717 UTC »
In the news I can neither confirm nor deny, allegedly:

~6627.0 kHz "Gendarme"  - a whooping/'siren' beacon quick-falling in-freq. whooper/chirper beacon - deliberately the result via a 100 uF cap. on the voltage rail from the 2w panel and the freq. falls during cap. discharges on key-on. 50% duty-cycle/0.5 watts. OTA 10th May 2021 - 10.45 PDT.  Somewhere in the southern Great Basin... sun-only/formerly 'Rocky' - named by a cool artist lady whom heard the thing and named it...

Big. S7 sigs on the KiwiSDR (KFS-SE) Half Moon Bay, CA at 14.30 PDT today... stronger than 6700.5 HexY2K.

Tnx. Jim/Chris for this HFU fun and the great bcn. lists... 73 de MB

Thanks for the updates MB. I've updated the on-air/off-air lists

I'll post up if I can hear Gendarme at home today
« Last Edit: May 13, 2021, 2346 UTC by Teotwaki »
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Re: Currently Active Beacons Chat
« Reply #46 on: May 28, 2021, 0307 UTC »
The active beacons list in the sticky has gotten some updates to include the latest beacons and other changes
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Re: Currently Active Beacons Chat
« Reply #47 on: June 26, 2021, 0007 UTC »

The active beacons list in the sticky has had the Archer and Popup beacons added to the list.
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Re: Currently Active Beacons Chat
« Reply #48 on: August 04, 2021, 0426 UTC »
Beacon lists updated today
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Re: Currently Active Beacons Chat
« Reply #49 on: August 23, 2021, 2137 UTC »
Hi Chris

Should the HF beacon list on the Wiki be updated?

https://www.hfunderground.com/wiki/High_Frequency_Beacon

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Re: Currently Active Beacons Chat
« Reply #50 on: August 23, 2021, 2214 UTC »
Hi Chris

Should the HF beacon list on the Wiki be updated?

https://www.hfunderground.com/wiki/High_Frequency_Beacon

Absolutely. The Wiki login is the same as here on the message board. Anyone can edit the Wiki.
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Re: Currently Active Beacons Chat
« Reply #51 on: August 27, 2021, 1724 UTC »
Absolutely. The Wiki login is the same as here on the message board. Anyone can edit the Wiki.

I just played with the editing a little bit. I will start by deleting known inactive beacons or beacon listings that are very old and no longer logged on the forum.

I'd also like to separate the foreign beacons from the North American beacons although I suspect all of the foreign beacons could be deleted.

Thoughts?
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Re: Currently Active Beacons Chat
« Reply #52 on: August 27, 2021, 1821 UTC »
Absolutely. The Wiki login is the same as here on the message board. Anyone can edit the Wiki.

I just played with the editing a little bit. I will start by deleting known inactive beacons or beacon listings that are very old and no longer logged on the forum.

I'd also like to separate the foreign beacons from the North American beacons although I suspect all of the foreign beacons could be deleted.

Thoughts?

I think that's a great idea, also because it will make it easier for folks to use the list to find beacons they actually have a chance of hearing  :)
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Re: Currently Active Beacons Chat
« Reply #53 on: August 27, 2021, 1919 UTC »
I completed the first cut at separating the two groups and it looks okay. It is nice that the "Contents" table self populates.

https://www.hfunderground.com/wiki/index.php/High_Frequency_Beacon#North_American_High_Frequency_Beacons


Everyone, please take a look and watch for any goofs I may introduce or for improvements you could suggest.
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Re: Currently Active Beacons Chat
« Reply #54 on: August 31, 2021, 1402 UTC »
The west coast's station KPH kiwis are back on line!


https://www.radiomarine.org/kph-sdrs

KPH SDR Receivers

The Kiwi SDR receivers at the KPH receive site at Point Reyes are back on line!

More than a year ago the SDRs dropped off line due to a failure of our Internet connection.  But due to COVID-19 restrictions we were unable to access the receive site to bring the system back on line.  Now with the help of highly skilled MRHS volunteers we have been able to bring the system back to life.

There are a total of seven GPS disciplined Kiwi receivers available.  One receiver is connected to the Marconi T antenna and is dedicated to LF/MF reception.  Six receivers are connected to the TCI-530 antenna for 3 to 30MHz reception.
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Re: Currently Active Beacons Chat
« Reply #55 on: November 23, 2021, 1827 UTC »
I was hoping to see them back on the air but it was time to move the Archer and Popup beacons onto the inactive list. I hope they will be back on the air very soon but I've not heard anything.

For the active list I added in 8191.9 as the second harmonic of Coxie (4095.9)

Let me know if there are additional updates for the lists.
« Last Edit: November 23, 2021, 1833 UTC by Teotwaki »
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Re: Currently Active Beacons Chat
« Reply #56 on: November 29, 2021, 0640 UTC »
Lists updated to show the "A" beacon is back on the 2097.3 KHz frequency
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Re: Currently Active Beacons Chat
« Reply #57 on: January 26, 2022, 1521 UTC »
Minor updates to the on-the-air list
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Re: Currently Active Beacons Chat
« Reply #58 on: January 31, 2022, 1520 UTC »
I added 4095.15 MudDuck to the active list. Updated DW's frequency and moved the 6666.8 "L" beacon to the inactive list. I've not heard it in years.

6668.0 "L" beacon, about 9.3 secs apart, or 6.5 times / min, hearing extra leading dit
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Re: Currently Active Beacons Chat
« Reply #59 on: February 12, 2022, 1615 UTC »
Added in 4109.5, formerly known as "Popup Beacon", relocated and renamed as the "Central Coast Slider"

4109.50  "Central Coast Slider" slow whooping beacon, coastal mountains of central CA, 335mW, EFHW antenna, solar/battery power
« Last Edit: February 14, 2022, 1657 UTC by Teotwaki »
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