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New beacon "Q" ? 4094.1 kHz 1030 UTC 1 OCT 20201
« on: October 01, 2021, 1154 UTC »
1030 UTC: I have weak intermittent dits circa 4094.1 kHz

1055 UTC Update: 4094.1 is much stronger on the WO7I KiwiSDR in NV vs here (big surprise!) and it is clearly sending Q.

1152 UTC Update: 4094.1 now sending a series of dots / short dashes... and now back to Q.

A new beacon? Could this be the former QRP beacon that was also on 4094 kHz?  Will the operator send me a QSL?  ;D
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Re: New beacon "Q" ? 4094.1 kHz 1030 UTC 1 OCT 20201
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2021, 0228 UTC »
Q sent about 10 wpm time is 0228 utc  solid copy..4094 khz

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Re: New beacon "Q" ? 4094.1 kHz 1030 UTC 1 OCT 20201
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2021, 1514 UTC »
Q sent about 10 wpm time is 0228 utc  solid copy..4094 khz

Where did you receive it and what sort of antenna and receiver? What time of day? Signal strength?

Thanks!  It will help others to try to pick the signal up too.
« Last Edit: October 22, 2021, 1516 UTC by Teotwaki »
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Re: New beacon "Q" ? 4094.1 kHz 1030 UTC 1 OCT 20201
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2021, 1542 UTC »
Sounds like someone is out there experiemnting with the new catches lately, hi hi  :D

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Re: New beacon "Q" ? 4094.1 kHz 1030 UTC 1 OCT 20201
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2021, 1615 UTC »
Sounds like someone is out there experiemnting with the new catches lately, hi hi  :D

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Too cryptic for me.  ;)  What do you mean?
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Re: New beacon "Q" ? 4094.1 kHz 1030 UTC 1 OCT 20201
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2021, 0158 UTC »
Sounds like someone is out there experiemnting with the new catches lately, hi hi  :D

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Too cryptic for me.  ;)  What do you mean?

I mean I caught one the other day on 4092 with alt dots/dashes and I did hear a couple days before that a possible "Q" on 4093-something I didn't log as QRN was absolutely insane and listening was giving me a headache :o So a lot of 4-megger experimenting going on.

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Re: New beacon "Q" ? 4094.1 kHz 1030 UTC 1 OCT 20201
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2021, 0327 UTC »
So many interesting and promising beacons have come and gone I want to hold an RF clinic to help them gain some reliability!
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Re: New beacon "Q" ? 4094.1 kHz 1030 UTC 1 OCT 20201
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2021, 1714 UTC »
I want to hold an RF clinic to help them gain some reliability!

+1 that!

Back in the day of the ARRL RadAm Handbook, we learned technique and layout, THEN circuits. Circuit finder apps don't teach that  :'(

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