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Unknown dasher 2025.16 kHz
« on: September 29, 2012, 1221 UTC »
I have what appears to be a dasher that is not on my list of beacons.  It looks like it has been on continuously since I first saw it about 40 minutes ago, but it has faded to undetectable a few times in that time.

1125 UTC    2025.16 kHz   0.9 sec spacing (67 dash/min), dashes about 0.16 long

Is this one that has been around for a while but I just missed?

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« Last Edit: September 29, 2012, 1233 UTC by Token »
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Re: Unknown dasher 2025.16 kHz
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2012, 1325 UTC »
With high static levels I caught this one at 0345utc last night. More like a ditter to me.
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Re: Unknown dasher 2025.16 kHz
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2012, 2011 UTC »
A video of this beacon is now up online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25Fo4bc85BM

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Re: Unknown dasher 2025.16 kHz
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2012, 0211 UTC »
09/30/2012  0200z signal above the noise floor.

I strongly suspect this is in the southwest of the US someplace, I would say probably in the California High Desert or right around there.  While I did not hear this beacon during daylight hours it came up out of the noise pretty much as soon as the sun went down.  And since I was hearing it slightly after sunrise this morning I don't think it can be much east or west of me.

(edit)  Faded out about 1345z, right about local sunrise.

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« Last Edit: September 30, 2012, 1400 UTC by Token »
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Re: Unknown dasher 2025.16 kHz
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2012, 1702 UTC »
2025.16 is located in Inyo, co. CA and is night-only (dusk to dawn) with about 1.5 watts output to inv. vee on granite rock-pile - 73 - v

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Re: Unknown dasher 2025.16 kHz
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2012, 2106 UTC »
Ahhh, the dusk to dawn would explain why it comes out of the noise so quick at sundown and goes away so sharply after sunrise.  I was thinking that was an awefully sharp rise out of the noise and now I know it is just turning on and off ;)

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