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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.6
« Reply #75 on: February 22, 2021, 0413 UTC »
DW was off the air for about 24 hours. Around 4pm PST today it reappeared with a “massive” signal.
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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.6
« Reply #76 on: February 22, 2021, 1112 UTC »
DW was off the air for about 24 hours. Around 4pm PST today it reappeared with a “massive” signal.

Massive signal indeed - I am hearing it here on the east coast at 1112 UTC 22 Feb 2021.
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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.6
« Reply #77 on: February 22, 2021, 1542 UTC »
I can hear DW on both of my receivers at home, Sedona Kiwi. Northern Utah Kiwi, all four KFS Kiwis.

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O TMP  59
I TMP   50
PV       1958 (mA?)  This value steadily rose from a couple digits at 7:15 AM and BAt reading rose at the same time
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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.6
« Reply #78 on: February 23, 2021, 1115 UTC »
I'm getting copy again here on the east coast at 1114 UTC 23 Feb 2021. Fading in and out, but quite good, perhaps even strong, at times.
« Last Edit: February 23, 2021, 1123 UTC by ChrisSmolinski »
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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.6
« Reply #79 on: February 23, 2021, 1405 UTC »
I'm getting copy again here on the east coast at 1114 UTC 23 Feb 2021. Fading in and out, but quite good, perhaps even strong, at times.

Which antenna/receiver combination did you use?

I've been trying out a number of kiwi SDRs and hear some things at one but not another so it's fun to see what works where. BTW, on the HFUnderpants kiwi family, can the frequency markers be updated easily? I still see "Haystack" and "Viking" but those are long gone.
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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.6
« Reply #80 on: February 23, 2021, 1412 UTC »
DW is strong on all of the usual kiwis: KFS, Sedona and N. Utah. Just now I can hear DW starting to rise up in strength on both of my receivers at home.

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O TMP  53
I TMP   57
PV       0
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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.6
« Reply #81 on: February 23, 2021, 2308 UTC »
Fairly strong here for the past half hour but starting to fade now. I have never had great copy on this one but the whoops were hitting S7 a few times, best I have heard it. Typically Murphy chimes in though and it fades just as the telemetry comes up. This telemetry is a little shaky with rough copy but...

BAT 13.6
OTMP 75
ITMP 75
PV 811

22:55 UTC 23 FEB 2021

Listening on both SDRs at the same time, one on the horizontal long wire and one on the vertical. Fairly similar signal levels and fading between the two antennas. Beacons in stereo :D

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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.6
« Reply #82 on: February 24, 2021, 0038 UTC »
Got solid copy on the telemetry this go around, signal much more solid.

BAT 13.2
OTMP 70
ITMP 72
PV 46

00:36 UTC 24 FEB 2021
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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.6
« Reply #83 on: February 24, 2021, 0610 UTC »
It’s 10pm pst here and I tried out one of Chris’ SDRs

http://sdr.hfunderpants.com:8074/

I can actually get some clear whoops and even some Morse telemetry. Amazing propagation.
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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.6
« Reply #84 on: February 24, 2021, 1046 UTC »
It’s 10pm pst here and I tried out one of Chris’ SDRs

http://sdr.hfunderpants.com:8074/

I can actually get some clear whoops and even some Morse telemetry. Amazing propagation.

Amazing indeed!  Coming in nicely at 104 UTC here on 24 Feb 2021
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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.6
« Reply #85 on: February 24, 2021, 1435 UTC »
Was up at 6am PST to look for beacons. At first I did not hear DW on my home receivers so checked the Western SDRs. Heard it really well on Utah and Sedona. KFS was a bit noisy but signal was there. Telemetry said the battery was at 12.8 but 0 for PV.  Temps were 49/56. Then around 6:25 I heard the whoops rise up out of the noise on my home receivers as the sun rose in the east. The PV reading gradually went from 0 to 11 so if it is a solar panel current reading it should rise sharply in full sun.
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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.6
« Reply #86 on: Today at 04:43 »
pretty decent signal on the HFUnderpants

kiwi SDR V beam pointed at Europe
pretty decent signal on the 900 foot loop
weak but readable on the 400ft S beverage
weak but readable on the 500 foot NE beverage

Big signal on the KFS kiwi SE, omni & NW. Good signal on the SW kiwi

Big signal on the Northern Utah kiwi

Good signal on the Sedona kiwi

Nothing on my home receivers, LOL
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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.6
« Reply #87 on: Today at 11:05 »
A weak signal here at 1103 UTC 25 Feb 2021, although apparently it was doing well earlier :)
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