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Offline dogman

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the 4094 mystery
« on: November 21, 2021, 0048 UTC »
Not every night but 2-3 times per week I hear the 4094 beacon.  Or should I say
I hear a couple of different formats.  One is a slow dasher and the other is the letter Q sent repeatedly.
I have also received messages in CW that seem to be sent to no specific person.  These messages
sometimes describe the beacon etc. . The speed is some where around 10 wpm but I can accurately say
a straight key is being used not a keyer with a paddle.

I'm going to try and have a cw qso with the operator some time. That might be pretty interesting.

73 and good dxing the dark side of radio.

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Re: the 4094 mystery
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2021, 1720 UTC »
Sounds exciting! :D

Good luck and look forward to your result.

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Re: the 4094 mystery
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2021, 1742 UTC »
Be sure to mention the forum during the QSO 8)
Jim
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Re: the 4094 mystery
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2021, 0018 UTC »
4094 is Iding with the letter Q...time now is 0117 utc.  It is weak but steady.

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Re: the 4094 mystery
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2021, 0048 UTC »
Is your UTC clock set correctly?   :)

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4094 is Iding with the letter Q...time now is 0117 utc.  It is weak but steady.
Jim
NRD-525, Elecraft KX3 and Elecraft PX3 Spectrum Display
76' end fed long wire & 66' off-center fed dipole for 10/20/40 meters
Orange County, SoCal, The better half

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Re: the 4094 mystery
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2021, 0050 UTC »
I tried the home receiver and some SDRs. Only got a weak signal on the KFS omni. A few times I heard a very clear morse "Q" but my ears and the waterfall seemed to show some weaker cw code also on frequency

Jim
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Orange County, SoCal, The better half

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Re: the 4094 mystery
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2021, 0107 UTC »
Q5 copy in Colorado I have been listening to Q and H..time was 2350 utc..
The NUT sdr had both Q and H solid.
Got a land line today telling me that the old 4094 beacon was being experimented with regarding QRP
as an ID and the operator has now decided a single letter would be best. So Q it is..
The beacon can switched into a dash mode. 

That about all I know .


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Re: the 4094 mystery
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2021, 1654 UTC »
Q5 copy in Colorado I have been listening to Q and H..time was 2350 utc..
The NUT sdr had both Q and H solid.
Got a land line today telling me that the old 4094 beacon was being experimented with regarding QRP
as an ID and the operator has now decided a single letter would be best. So Q it is..
The beacon can switched into a dash mode. 

That about all I know .

Thanks for sharing the news about the beacon!
Jim
NRD-525, Elecraft KX3 and Elecraft PX3 Spectrum Display
76' end fed long wire & 66' off-center fed dipole for 10/20/40 meters
Orange County, SoCal, The better half