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Author Topic: Mystery Beeps UNID 29150khz CW? 00:30 27 May 2021  (Read 1016 times)

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Mystery Beeps UNID 29150khz CW? 00:30 27 May 2021
« on: May 28, 2021, 0210 UTC »
Tremendous band opening on 10 meters this evening running North/South from my ham shack in Dixie. Was going across the entire band working DX. Many several in the lower SSB area, several chats on the N.J. 29.620 repeater, was several AM qso's on 29.000 and 29.050. - As I was tuning across the AM portion came across a strange Beeping transmission on 29.150 Signal had a carrier, best heard from CW but clearly was not CW. Beeps with same repeating spacing and duration. Clearly automated. Not a digital transmission. Guessing might be some sort of Fishing Buoy type transmission coming off the NE Coast. Was receiving Delaware right up through New England. If a "commercial" buoy .... should be illegal on 10 meters right? Only heard this one single signal in the area. Will listen for it again this summer. Anyone have any idea?

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Re: Mystery Beeps UNID 29150khz CW? 00:30 27 May 2021
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2021, 1916 UTC »
Seems my guess may have been correct. Nov-Dec 1979 73 Magazine article speaking of Fishing Trawlers using illegal beacons on 29.150khz
Was going to post a screenshot of the Google hit re: the above but can't figure out how to add a pic here.
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You may Google "fishing beacons on 29.150khz to find

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Re: Mystery Beeps UNID 29150khz CW? 00:30 27 May 2021
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2021, 2038 UTC »
Seems my guess may have been correct. Nov-Dec 1979 73 Magazine article speaking of Fishing Trawlers using illegal beacons on 29.150khz
Was going to post a screenshot of the Google hit re: the above but can't figure out how to add a pic here.
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You may Google "fishing beacons on 29.150khz to find

What "article speaking of Fishing Trawlers" what pages? Google uses keyword searches with many disjointed results.
Most times & frequencies posted are only an approximation.

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Re: Mystery Beeps UNID 29150khz CW? 00:30 27 May 2021
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2021, 2004 UTC »
Hi, I think I just googled "29.150khz fishing bouys" .... or something similar. The articles came right up on the first try

 


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