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Author Topic: L CW beacon 6917,5 kHz 23.50z  (Read 2792 times)

Offline ulx2

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L CW beacon 6917,5 kHz 23.50z
« on: September 12, 2012, 2356 UTC »
6917,5 kHz CW. Weaker than "V" (6928 kHz) here. But also with a some errors and breaks.
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Re: L CW beacon 6917,5 kHz 23.50z
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2012, 2137 UTC »
Also hearing it in NH on Sept 16, 2012 at 2134z.  It's a couple hours before sunset and the signal is about even with the S2 noise level.  The frequency and "errors and breaks" match comments in the original post.

I can just barely hear the "v" beacon on 6928, way down in the noise.  The v's are sent with about a one second break between each letter, the l's are sent without pause (with the irregularities as noted).
« Last Edit: September 16, 2012, 2142 UTC by DimBulb »
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Re: L CW beacon 6917,5 kHz 23.50z
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2012, 2156 UTC »
At 2156z, I can just barely hear L on 6917.5.   No sign of V.
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Re: L CW beacon 6917,5 kHz 23.50z // 6668 khz now?
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2012, 1553 UTC »
I too have been hearing an "L" beacon at times from here in the CO Front Range - also shows up on some of the Global Tuner receivers.  Been hearing it in the mornings and evenings when I do hear it on 6668 KHz.  Not sure of this is the same one or not - I don't hear any "errors and breaks" as described before, just a letter "L" every 9 seconds or so.

A previous comment said there was no pause - this has a definite 9 second gap, which makes me think this is something different.
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