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Offline DYGradio

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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.6
« Reply #90 on: February 27, 2021, 0439 UTC »
DW has been noticeably stronger here in the past week or so than ever before. Prior to this I was never able to get much of a usable copy on it but the early evenings especially now it has been blasting in. It is fading on me now to the point I cannot copy the telemetry but I am checking in on it quite a bit later in the evening than I usually do.
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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.6
« Reply #91 on: February 27, 2021, 0454 UTC »
I just gave a listen on the hfunderpants SDRs

900 sky loop - weak but readable whoops

400 South beverage - weak but readable whoops

Also good signals on KFS omni/SE/NW

Great signal on north Utah SDR

Weak signal on Sedona SDR

No signal on my home receivers

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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.6
« Reply #92 on: February 27, 2021, 2041 UTC »
DW is barely readable at home but the KFS Kiwi SDR has it quite good

BAT     13.7
O TMP  59
I TMP   71
PV         5
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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.6
« Reply #93 on: February 28, 2021, 0105 UTC »
Saw the first glimmers of DW in the waterfall at 23:00 UTC, too weak to copy at the time but now at 01:01 UTC it is blasting in. Hitting -90 dBm at times and sitting at a solid -85 with very little fading. Nice whoops lighting the waterfall into the red.

BAT 13.2
OTMP 60
ITMP 67
PV 76

01:01 UTC 28 FEB 2021

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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.6
« Reply #94 on: February 28, 2021, 1503 UTC »
Started listening a little before sunrise and watched as the PV numbers ramped up and drove the BAT  numbers up between 6 and 7 AM PST:

PV / BAT
0 / 12.8
20 / 12.8
205 / 12.8
495 / 13.4
790 / 13.5
982  / 13.9
985 / 14.1
1081 / 14.3
Signal strength here at home is very good. Before this I had to use SDRs to hear it
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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.6
« Reply #95 on: February 28, 2021, 1951 UTC »
Started listening a little before sunrise and watched as the PV numbers ramped up and drove the BAT  numbers up between 6 and 7 AM PST:

PV / BAT
0 / 12.8
20 / 12.8
205 / 12.8
495 / 13.4
790 / 13.5
982  / 13.9
985 / 14.1
1081 / 14.3
Signal strength here at home is very good. Before this I had to use SDRs to hear it

Very cool, great idea to chart what the sun does to the PV values  :D
Ron
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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.6
« Reply #96 on: March 01, 2021, 0100 UTC »
Started listening a little before sunrise and watched as the PV numbers ramped up and drove the BAT  numbers up between 6 and 7 AM PST:

PV / BAT
0 / 12.8
20 / 12.8
205 / 12.8
495 / 13.4
790 / 13.5
982  / 13.9
985 / 14.1
1081 / 14.3
Signal strength here at home is very good. Before this I had to use SDRs to hear it

Very cool, great idea to chart what the sun does to the PV values  :D

It seems to get about 10 hours of usable sunlight these days. at 4:15 PST it was down to 122 mA and at 4:58 it's at 63.

DW's "whoops" are really spicing up the Auroral Chorus  ;)
« Last Edit: March 01, 2021, 0530 UTC by Teotwaki »
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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.6
« Reply #97 on: March 01, 2021, 1200 UTC »
A fair signal here on the east coast at 1200 UTC 1 Mar 2021.
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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.6
« Reply #98 on: March 01, 2021, 1435 UTC »
1124 UTC 01 MAR 2021:  Heard quite well here on a quiet morning.
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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.6
« Reply #99 on: March 02, 2021, 0409 UTC »
Copying with a good signal (overall it sounds SIO 222 but I'm giving it the benefit of the doubt - 4 MHz is one of the more noisy parts of the HF spectrum at Casa MDK2, so it's got to be good to be audible over that) as of 0407 UTC.
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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.6
« Reply #100 on: March 02, 2021, 1108 UTC »
A good signal this morning, first heard circa 1045 UTC 2 Mar 2021.
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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.6
« Reply #101 on: March 03, 2021, 1127 UTC »
A nice signal this morning at 1125 UTC 3 Mar 2021
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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.6
« Reply #102 on: March 04, 2021, 1113 UTC »
A weak signal here on the east coast at 1112 UTC 4 Mar 2021. Now to see if Windy appears, no sign yet.
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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.6
« Reply #103 on: March 05, 2021, 1107 UTC »
Heard this morning from about 1045 UTC 5 Mar 2021, getting stronger circa 1107 UTC.
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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.6
« Reply #104 on: March 06, 2021, 0245 UTC »
Very strong signal here this evening.

BAT 13.0
OTMP 68
ITMP 70
PV 0

02:42 UTC 06 MAR 2021

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