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Re: 2097.3 kHz. "A" Beacon Returns...Again...
« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2022, 1552 UTC »
Am hearing it on the Utah omni SDR but not at home
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Re: 2097.3 kHz. "A" Beacon Returns...Again...
« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2022, 0455 UTC »
Interesting Teotwaki? Same at this location.

Over the few years I've monitored "A", I always thought it might be groundwave to me, but after this winter "A" defiantly has a sky-wave component to it, fading out after 0300Z.

Although "A" can just barely seen on the Kiwi, even with the QSB, its gone from sight and sound after 0400Z. Keeping that in mind "A" is very good copy at TOKEN's Kiwi site (579) as well as Utah, Las Vegas and Winnemucca Kiwi sites (579 respectively).


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Re: 2097.3 kHz. "A" Beacon Returns...Again...
« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2022, 0509 UTC »
Copying at 0509 UTC with a strong signal. I'm not well versed in giving CW signal reports but I'd say 499 in spite of that, with some fades.
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Re: 2097.3 kHz. "A" Beacon Returns...Again...
« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2022, 0519 UTC »
Despite a lousy local noise floor I am hearing the A beacon here at home right now
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Re: 2097.3 kHz. "A" Beacon Returns...Again...
« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2022, 0237 UTC »
A beacon heard with the 29" set-top whip on my Belka-DX in the bunk of my camper van. 5/09/2022 at 0718z. S1-S2 in Chaco Canyon, NM.
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Re: 2097.3 kHz. "A" Beacon Returns...Again...
« Reply #20 on: May 15, 2022, 0551 UTC »
559 at this location at 551Z.
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Re: 2097.3 kHz. "A" Beacon Returns...Again...
« Reply #21 on: May 21, 2022, 1029 UTC »
From the bunk of my campervan (can't sleep) about 14 miles north of Durango, CO. At 1002z (0402 MDT), the A beacon  was an S2-S3 on my Belka-DX with set-top whip.

I don't have a way to precisely zero-beat the signal, which is why I don't quote the frequency, but it is close to 2097.3 KHz.
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Re: 2097.3 kHz. "A" Beacon Returns...Again...
« Reply #22 on: May 21, 2022, 1448 UTC »
From the bunk of my campervan (can't sleep) about 14 miles north of Durango, CO. At 1002z (0402 MDT), the A beacon  was an S2-S3 on my Belka-DX with set-top whip.

I don't have a way to precisely zero-beat the signal, which is why I don't quote the frequency, but it is close to 2097.3 KHz.

When I have access to receivers such as SDRs with their GPS referenced time base I like to track the drift of pirate beacons. My old NRD-525 also leads me to also round up the indicated frequency as it has less digits displayed plus the manual VFO introduces a bit of uncertainty too.
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Re: 2097.3 kHz. "A" Beacon Returns...Again...
« Reply #23 on: June 08, 2022, 0410 UTC »
"A" came in for a while then experienced a long slow fade before rising back up. It's good to hear it direct.
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Re: 2097.3 kHz. "A" Beacon Returns...Again...
« Reply #24 on: June 08, 2022, 0809 UTC »
It was a strong signal (S5 - S6) on my little Belka-DX with the set top whip, at just before 0700z (1am local) on June 7th 2022, in the Valley of the Gods, near Monument Valley in southern Utah.
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Re: 2097.3 kHz. "A" Beacon Returns...Again...
« Reply #25 on: June 16, 2022, 0457 UTC »
It was a strong signal (S5 - S6) on my little Belka-DX with the set top whip, at just before 0700z (1am local) on June 7th 2022, in the Valley of the Gods, near Monument Valley in southern Utah.

That's a great area to be in both for the beauty and the low noise level!
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Re: 2097.3 kHz. "A" Beacon Returns...Again...
« Reply #26 on: June 17, 2022, 1808 UTC »
It was a strong signal (S5 - S6) on my little Belka-DX with the set top whip, at just before 0700z (1am local) on June 7th 2022, in the Valley of the Gods, near Monument Valley in southern Utah.

Let me know if you catch it again. I've been missing the necessary DX windows here at home and on SDRs. I am hoping it is still on the air now and for many years to come!
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Re: 2097.3 kHz. "A" Beacon Returns...Again...
« Reply #27 on: June 25, 2022, 0345 UTC »
I am hearing the A beacon here at home. A little weak but clear.
Jim
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