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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.65
« Reply #180 on: August 01, 2021, 1607 UTC »
I have a weak to fair, readable signal on both receivers here at home. I also checked SDRs in Utah, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, Canada and California. The signals were fair to very good. Other than the improved signal strength, the telemetry and "whoop" format seem unchanged.

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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.65
« Reply #181 on: August 01, 2021, 1855 UTC »
Weak but solid copies late last night on VE7AV and VE7GL SDR's. Nice to hear it again!
(QRN was killer this past few weeks)

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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.65
« Reply #182 on: August 01, 2021, 2239 UTC »
It's back at full speed now.

Both it and Windy are reporting a temp of 104 which is interesting.   Internal temp is 109.
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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.65
« Reply #183 on: August 05, 2021, 0503 UTC »
Good signal here at home as well as weak to fair signals on a number of distant SDRs such as Canada, Maryland, Hawaii
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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.65
« Reply #184 on: August 13, 2021, 0409 UTC »
DW has been back on the scene about two weeks and the signal has been pretty consistent. Right now (0404Z 13Aug2021) I have it at +20-25 dB above the local noise floor shown by the KX3/PX3.  DW's BAT readings seem good where the morning reading of 12.9 indicates a battery at 100% charge after running all night. Despite the high TMP numbers reported, DW seems to be surviving (fingers crossed!).

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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.65
« Reply #185 on: August 13, 2021, 1458 UTC »

+10-20 dB above the local noise floor shown on the KX3/PX3 and a strong signal across the various kiwi SDRs

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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.65
« Reply #186 on: August 14, 2021, 1342 UTC »
+10 dB above the local noise floor shown on the KX3/PX3 and a strong signal across the various kiwi SDRs

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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.65
« Reply #187 on: August 14, 2021, 1912 UTC »
no local signal but it's S4 on the KFS SE kiwi

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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.65
« Reply #188 on: August 18, 2021, 0318 UTC »

Strong local signal and it's S9 on the KFS SE kiwi

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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.65
« Reply #189 on: August 19, 2021, 1325 UTC »
Before 6 AM there was no signal on my home receivers but signal was S9 on the KFS SE kiwi with its gain antenna. About 6 minutes after sunrise (06:06 PST) in the desert areas the signal at home jumped up to a weak but very readable level and KFS SE kiwi was at S10+. About 10 minutes later the signal dropped to barely readable at home while at S8 to S9 on KFS SE. HF propagation is fun!

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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.65
« Reply #190 on: August 22, 2021, 2155 UTC »
Thanks for the logs

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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.65
« Reply #191 on: August 24, 2021, 2120 UTC »
Thanks for the logs

I've had a ton of fun listening to DW!


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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.65
« Reply #192 on: September 07, 2021, 0442 UTC »
BAT 13.0  oTMP 99  iTMP104   PV  O   25 dB over the noise floor on the KX3/PX3
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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.65
« Reply #193 on: September 15, 2021, 0508 UTC »
I have a crummy antenna at home, though hope to listen for DW on a camping trip to the Eastern side of CA in a few weeks. In the meantime, I just had a listen on several online SDR's, and was excited to hear it over a wide area. In the period from about 0442 - 0446z on 9/15/2021, I heard it on Kiwi SDR's in the following locations -

Prescott Valley, AZ at Q5 with an S5 noise level.
Missoula, MT at Q5 with an S4 noise level.
Truth or Consequences, NM at Q1-Q2 with an S4 noise level (can hear whoops, but not copy telemetry).
Fort Collins, CO at Q1-Q2 with an S5 noise level (can hear whoops, but not copy telemetry).
and of course the following two -
Half Moon Bay, CA KFS at S7 with an S4 noise level (Q5 of course).
Point Reyes, CA KPH at S8 with an S4 noise level (Q5 of course).

Oh, and at 0503z, I could *just* hear the whooping under an S5 noise level from a Kiwi SDR in Booth Bay, British Columbia.

For 1 watt, this is really good!
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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.65
« Reply #194 on: September 17, 2021, 1221 UTC »
First time hearing the Whooper this morning under a tremendous noise level.
Could hear the Whooper but copy wasn't good enough to copy the data string.

Sept 17th, 11:27 UTC, 4095.65.
« Last Edit: September 17, 2021, 1222 UTC by Finman »

 

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