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New whooper beacon on 4095.65
« on: November 16, 2020, 2117 UTC »
Sends the sweeping signal"Whoops" 15 times then CW ID's with the letters "DW". Maybe a "Desert Whooper"?

Weak with some fading on the KFS Kiwi SDR using the SE antenna.
« Last Edit: April 19, 2021, 0348 UTC by Teotwaki »
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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.6
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2020, 0112 UTC »
Still hanging in although it comes and goes.
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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.6
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2020, 0308 UTC »
No sign of DW here, and I was looking about the time you posted.  I do, however, see, the assumed new 4097.2 beacon (2 sec on, 2 sec off) fading in and out.

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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.6
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2020, 0535 UTC »
DW was weak and faded in and out of the KFS Kiwi SE receiver. Not a great signal. I think I saw the new dasher (4097.2) and it seemed pretty strong.

What's the story on the dasher? If there were any forum messages I must have missed them.
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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.6
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2020, 2225 UTC »
No real idea about the new dasher, other than I first saw it about a week ago.  At times it is very strong here, other times unheard at all.  It seems that I hear it best about an hour after local sunrise.  At first I thought it was night time only (I did not see it in daylight for the first few days in a row), and that it might be related to the other new dasher on 7999.2 kHz (they have the same or very similar cycle times), and thought maybe shifting daytime/night time freqs.  But then I saw the 4097.2 during the day, and have seen it pretty much every day since.  However, I have not yet seen 4097.2 and 7999.2 at the same time, so they still could be related.

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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.6
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2020, 0221 UTC »
4097.2 dasher visible just above the noise floor on my SDR, rises up for a few cycles then fades back out for two or three minutes. No sign of DW at this point. 02:18 UTC 18 NOV 2020
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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.6
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2020, 1657 UTC »
7999.2 dasher here with some fading. 16:55 UTC 19 NOV 2020  Not seeing 4097.2.
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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.6
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2020, 2232 UTC »
Back on topic.....   8)

The DW Whooper seems to have come up a bit in signal strength and is now sending 21 "whoops" between the Morse IDs
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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.6
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2020, 1831 UTC »
Back on topic.....   8)

The DW Whooper seems to have come up a bit in signal strength and is now sending 21 "whoops" between the Morse IDs

I love finding these kinds of signals! If you make a recording of the DW Whooper, please post a link here. I like to share these kinds of signals with my Twitter followers, who all love theses as much as I do. Thanks!

P.S. I tried to locate the signal myself at 4095.6 kHz via Token's WebSDR at approximately 1830 UTC, with no luck.

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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.6
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2020, 2207 UTC »

I love finding these kinds of signals! If you make a recording of the DW Whooper, please post a link here. I like to share these kinds of signals with my Twitter followers, who all love theses as much as I do. Thanks!

P.S. I tried to locate the signal myself at 4095.6 kHz via Token's WebSDR at approximately 1830 UTC, with no luck.

West Coast KFS SDR with the SE directional antenna  http://69.27.184.58:8076/

Try 4095.66 in CW mode and you can manually narrow the bandwidth with the mouse cursor
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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.6
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2020, 2335 UTC »
West Coast KFS SDR with the SE directional antenna  http://69.27.184.58:8076/

Try 4095.66 in CW mode and you can manually narrow the bandwidth with the mouse cursor

Thanks for the SDR link. And, yes, I'm hearing it faintly and seeing the "fish-hook" pattern on the waterfall at 4095.66 in CW mode.

73 / Curt / W9SPY
« Last Edit: November 20, 2020, 2346 UTC by Strange Beacons »

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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.6
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2020, 0036 UTC »
Glad you could hear DW on the KFS SDR. BTW I saw your Twitter posts and this new beacon is unrelated to Stephen McGreevy’s “inyo whooper”. He has written some long posts here and said he is quitting beacons altogether. His beacons never had CW id’s and his whooper has been off the air for quite a while.
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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.6
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2020, 0414 UTC »
Glad you could hear DW on the KFS SDR. BTW I saw your Twitter posts and this new beacon is unrelated to Stephen McGreevy’s “inyo whooper”. He has written some long posts here and said he is quitting beacons altogether. His beacons never had CW id’s and his whooper has been off the air for quite a while.

Thanks for the clarification on the Inyo Whooper. I like to be as accurate as possible and this helps. I'll post a correction.

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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.6
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2020, 0547 UTC »
4095.69 KHz   DW Whooper peaking at S5 right now on KFS http://69.27.184.58:8076/
« Last Edit: November 21, 2020, 0549 UTC by Teotwaki »
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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.6
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2020, 0737 UTC »
I can faintly hear it at 4095.66 Khz coming in and out at best at S5 briefly then back into the noise at 0725 utc in SW Arkansas, not really able to catch much as an station ID.