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Offline Finman

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Beacon "RF" Back On The Air 13564.4 CW
« on: August 14, 2021, 1139 UTC »
Beacon "RF" back on the air after a 2 year hiatus.  8)

13564.4 CW

EM96

Right now at the temporary listening post = Icom IC-705, 130ft end fed sloping random wire into manual tuner.

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Re: Beacon "RF" Back On The Air 13564.4 CW
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2021, 1628 UTC »
Thanks! Will give it a listen
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Re: Beacon "RF" Back On The Air 13564.4 CW
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2021, 1648 UTC »
Finman, are you running CW with a dash after some number of IDs?  I'm seeing a signal like that on a waterfall display in the mid to late morning hours, but I haven't been able to copy the ID yet.  It's around 13564.590 most of the time.

Also, can you narrow down your QTH a bit?  EM96 is kind of a big place. Even knowing which state you're in would help.  Thanks.

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Re: Beacon "RF" Back On The Air 13564.4 CW
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2021, 1725 UTC »
Finman, are you running CW with a dash after some number of IDs?  I'm seeing a signal like that on a waterfall display in the mid to late morning hours, but I haven't been able to copy the ID yet.  It's around 13564.590 most of the time.

Also, can you narrow down your QTH a bit?  EM96 is kind of a big place. Even knowing which state you're in would help.  Thanks.

Yes, that's the format, sounds like you heard (saw) it. Maybe an indication that conditions are beginning to improve. EM96VE is the location. It would also help to know your QTH. Last report was on a north south path... just wondering if it made it a bit west this time.

Thanks for listening and please post again if you copy the ID.

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Re: Beacon "RF" Back On The Air 13564.4 CW
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2021, 0602 UTC »
Last report was on a north south path... just wondering if it made it a bit west this time.

Well, if 833 miles counts as a bit, then yes.  :)

According to the NĜUK grid calculator, that's how far west my QTH in eastern Kansas is from you....nearly due west, in fact, less than 1° north of your latitude.

I don't get to listen but about once a week at present, but I'll keep an eye and ear out.

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Re: Beacon "RF" Back On The Air 13564.4 CW
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2021, 1842 UTC »
Thanks Prairiedog. That's good news! I appreciate the report. An updated transmitter and antenna are in the works...  :D :D

Last report was on a north south path... just wondering if it made it a bit west this time.

Well, if 833 miles counts as a bit, then yes.  :)

According to the NĜUK grid calculator, that's how far west my QTH in eastern Kansas is from you....nearly due west, in fact, less than 1° north of your latitude.

I don't get to listen but about once a week at present, but I'll keep an eye and ear out.
Right now at the temporary listening post = Icom IC-705, 130ft end fed sloping random wire into manual tuner.