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WWV Test Signal 15000 AM 1608 UTC 16 NOV 2021
« on: November 16, 2021, 1607 UTC »
Very good reception, some noise

From a skeezix post: Beginning November 15, 2021, WWV and WWVH will be broadcasting a test signal on minute 8 of each hour on WWV, and minute 48 on WWVH. This signal has been created to assist in ionospheric research, and is a joint effort of the Ham Radio Citizen Science Investigation (HamSCI) and NIST. The signal consists of various tones, chirps, and Gaussian noise bursts. The signal may be modified occasionally. For more information on HamSCI and the WWV/WWVH project, click here

1604 Recorded message by YL explaining upcoming test at 1608
1608 Series of sounds, noises



2100 ID, snail mail addy, frequencies
2104 Recorded message by YL explaining upcoming test at 2108
2108 Same sounds as 1608, happens several seconds after 08 after the hour
« Last Edit: November 16, 2021, 2111 UTC by Ct Yankee »
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Re: WWV Test Signal 15000 AM 1608 UTC 16 NOV 2021
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2021, 1643 UTC »
I caught a bit of that yesterday, didn't know what it was. Thanks for the post.
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Re: WWV Test Signal 15000 AM 1608 UTC 16 NOV 2021
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2021, 0137 UTC »
Be sure to visit the other thread with regards to this subject located here:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,88992.0.html

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Re: WWV Test Signal 15000 AM 1608 UTC 16 NOV 2021
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2021, 1509 UTC »
29 NOV 2021, Good reception but much noise due to urban environment in Cleveland.  Testing continues.....

1504 YL with recorded message about upcoming test at 08 UTC after hour
1508 YL with announcement of upcoming test, I believe this is new, series of noises similiar to earlier post.
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Re: WWV Test Signal 15000 AM 1608 UTC 16 NOV 2021
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2021, 1313 UTC »
DEC 29 5000 AM 1304 UTC  Testing continues.......

Excellent reception in Lakewood, OH

1304 YL about upcoming test
1308 YL about test, then test
1310 OM with military exercise information, gives webpage
1318 Weather information
« Last Edit: December 29, 2021, 1318 UTC by Ct Yankee »
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QTH:  Durham, Connecticut (rural setting, 15 miles north of Long Island Sound)
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