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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.6
« Reply #135 on: April 03, 2021, 1632 UTC »
I have finally uploaded a newer video of this signal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZm8zEU9qqU

(edit) this is the corrected version, with fewer typos ... DOH! 

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« Last Edit: April 03, 2021, 1835 UTC by Token »
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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.6
« Reply #136 on: April 06, 2021, 2150 UTC »
1100 UTC 05 APR 2021:  I checked yesterday morning's IQ recording and heard DW come way up above the noise for a short time.  BAT 13.0  ITMP 69  OTMP 73  PV 0.  This was a quiet morning for geomagnetic activity and noise.  I can see the whoops on the waterfall most mornings around this time, but I usually can't make out the telemetry.
« Last Edit: April 06, 2021, 2202 UTC by Sparx McGee »
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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.6
« Reply #137 on: April 07, 2021, 1557 UTC »
1100 UTC 05 APR 2021:  I checked yesterday morning's IQ recording and heard DW come way up above the noise for a short time.  BAT 13.0  ITMP 69  OTMP 73  PV 0.  This was a quiet morning for geomagnetic activity and noise.  I can see the whoops on the waterfall most mornings around this time, but I usually can't make out the telemetry.


Hello Minnesota!!

Its great to see your reception reports.
Jim
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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.6
« Reply #138 on: April 08, 2021, 2009 UTC »
Thanks for the greeting!  The desert beacons tend to be at the very limit of what I can receive here, so they're an interesting test of my setup and propagation (and weak signal CW practice).
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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.6
« Reply #139 on: April 09, 2021, 0426 UTC »
Right now I am camping in Escalante  Utah and set up my KX3 with a 20m/40m end fed half wave. I am getting an excellent signal from DW. I only check in the morning and evening when I am in camp but DW has always been there.

Right now it sent

BAT   13.0
OTMP  69
ITMP  76
PV  0
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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.6
« Reply #140 on: April 10, 2021, 0123 UTC »
Very nice S9 signal this evening with very little fading

BAT 13.1
OTMP 85
ITMP 87
PV 66

01:22 UTC 10 APR 2021


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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.6
« Reply #141 on: April 19, 2021, 0341 UTC »
I just came back from 11 days of camping and exploring in Utah. I brought along my KX3 and the 20/40 meter Par End Fed. There was a very low noise floor and I could always hear DW even though at times it was quite weak.
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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.65
« Reply #142 on: April 22, 2021, 0551 UTC »
DW has been coming in S-3 to S-5 sig strength on the VE7GL SDR in Chilliwack, BC as well as VE7AV in Prince George, BC.
No dang way it's a milliwatt beacon. Sweet signal!

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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.65
« Reply #143 on: April 22, 2021, 1419 UTC »
DW has been coming in S-3 to S-5 sig strength on the VE7GL SDR in Chilliwack, BC as well as VE7AV in Prince George, BC.
No dang way it's a milliwatt beacon. Sweet signal!

I had only tried SDRs as far north as Washington state. Now I wonder what the SDR furthest south is? So far SDRs in Hawaii and Maryland have provided the longest distance reception of DW that I have tried.
Jim
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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.65
« Reply #144 on: April 22, 2021, 1427 UTC »
I just caught DW in a morning battery charge cycle

BAT  14.1
O TMP 57
I TMP 61
PV 1001
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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.65
« Reply #145 on: April 22, 2021, 2329 UTC »
PV could be solar irradiance in watts per square meter.  That tends to range from 0 - 1200 or so.  Maybe someone already brought that up.

I almost always hear that beacon pretty loud on my Kiwi SDR in Wrightwood, CA. http://ak7v.hopto.org:8073/
« Last Edit: April 22, 2021, 2331 UTC by ak7v »

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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.65
« Reply #146 on: April 25, 2021, 0110 UTC »
Holy dinah! Last night before bed, she was hitting S9 on VE7GL.
Would love to know the antenna. I've heard the "desert dipoles" before, they never slam in like this one.

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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.65
« Reply #147 on: April 25, 2021, 1535 UTC »
PV could be solar irradiance in watts per square meter.  That tends to range from 0 - 1200 or so.  Maybe someone already brought that up.

I almost always hear that beacon pretty loud on my Kiwi SDR in Wrightwood, CA. http://ak7v.hopto.org:8073/

Thanks for the SDR link!

If the PV reading was irradiance I would think it would continuously report a large positive value during daylight hours regardless of the BAT reading.

What I have observed over the months is PV readings rising in the morning after dawn with a matching rise in BAT numbers up into the low 14s. After a couple of hours BAT has settled at 13.7 and PV drops to 4 or 5 which could be the idle current of a PWM solar charge controller circuit.

Later in the afternoon the BAT and PV readings rise again as if a lead acid battery is being topped off.

I recall Syfr raised the idea of irradiance before but if I wanted to know battery health Id measure voltage and current and if possible calculate amp hours in and out of the battery.

Fun stuff!!

Jim
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Orange County, SoCal, The better half

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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.65
« Reply #148 on: April 26, 2021, 0551 UTC »
.......... my Kiwi SDR in Wrightwood, CA. http://ak7v.hopto.org:8073/

I forgot to ask for tech details on your SDR. Please share!

Jim
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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.65
« Reply #149 on: April 26, 2021, 0714 UTC »
DW has been coming in S-3 to S-5 sig strength on the VE7GL SDR in Chilliwack, BC as well as VE7AV in Prince George, BC.
No dang way it's a milliwatt beacon. Sweet signal!

I had only tried SDRs as far north as Washington state. Now I wonder what the SDR furthest south is? So far SDRs in Hawaii and Maryland have provided the longest distance reception of DW that I have tried.

I just spent the evening trying several Kiwi SDR's around the continent. Groundwave strength all over AB and northern BC, but unreadable in AK. Barely a whisper east of CA, but heard in CA and unreadable in HI, WA and OR. Pretty good in NV.

Seems to currently be following the 4MHz HAP chart line centred on Vancouver going N-S.

Anyone know of a Mexican SDR that isn't listed?

 

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