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Unknown dasher, 2018.32 kHz
« on: September 29, 2012, 1243 UTC »
Another dasher that does not appear to be on my list.

This dasher does not run continuously.  It transmits for about 2 minutes and 12 seconds, every 7 minutes.

1208 UTC,   2018.32 kHz,   About 1.22 sec dash spacing (about 49 dash/min), and about 0.22 sec dash length, transmits about every 7 minutes for about 2 minutes and 12 seconds.

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Re: Unknown dasher, 2018.32 kHz
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2012, 2013 UTC »
A video of this beacon is now online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HXCt-wQAQc

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Re: Unknown dasher, 2018.32 kHz
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2012, 0212 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, 1359 UTC by Token »
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Re: Unknown dasher, 2018.32 kHz
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2012, 1740 UTC »
Hi Token abd beaconeers,

This one is also same friend's of mine whom planted the 2008.45  NV beacon - this one runs about 11 mW output to inv. vee up in a **very remote** canyon in the Inyo Mountains up in a Pinyon Pine forest at about 7500 feet or so - like 2008, it runs night-only and also is on a 8-D-battery battery pack and will be there all autumn and winter for this friend whom lives outside CA to DX from his home state in NM.

73 and great DXing from -v-

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Re: Unknown dasher, 2018.32 kHz
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2012, 2116 UTC »
The power level fits the relationship with the other two 2 MHz dashers.  This one is slightly the weaker of the 2008/2018 pair and a good bit more fadey than the 2025 beacon.

Nice to see this trio, will be interesting to see where they are reported from.  When I travel I will be sure to give these a try.

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