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Offline secretlab

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2097.3 kHz. "A" Beacon Returns...Again...
« on: November 29, 2021, 0310 UTC »
An old favorite has returned, first noted in central Arizona, good signal with slow, deep fades over the holiday weekend. 0220 UTC 11-29-2021.

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Re: 2097.3 kHz. "A" Beacon Returns...Again...
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2021, 0428 UTC »
An exciting night! ;D

Hearing it at the home QTH with the loop since 0415Z, VE7GL Chilliwack has a very nice signal on it and even VE7AV in Prince George has it whispering in.

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Re: 2097.3 kHz. "A" Beacon Returns...Again...
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2021, 0636 UTC »
An old favorite has returned, first noted in central Arizona, good signal with slow, deep fades over the holiday weekend. 0220 UTC 11-29-2021.

Thanks for posting this! It's awesome that the A beacon is back
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Re: 2097.3 kHz. "A" Beacon Returns...Again...
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2021, 1125 UTC »
"A" heard here at 1125 UTC 29 Nov 2021, good to hear it again!
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Re: 2097.3 kHz. "A" Beacon Returns...Again...
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2021, 0007 UTC »
Solid and strong S9 at my QTH SE of metro Phoenix. Great to hear it back, has been one of my favorite regulars for many years. 00:05 UTC 30NOV2021
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Re: 2097.3 kHz. "A" Beacon Returns...Again...
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2021, 1621 UTC »
Last night at about 0430Z, it was the only beacon on any band coming in. In five minutes "A" would go from a peep-in-the-dark to peaking 20+over, local SDR or home QTH loop.

Well done, builder!

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Re: 2097.3 kHz. "A" Beacon Returns...Again...
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2021, 1731 UTC »
This is fantastic news! I'm planning a long campervan trip to the deserts of the SW in March/April of next year, and hope it will still be on the air then. Hoping to take in So Cal, Southern NV, AZ, and maybe other states, depending on time and inclination. The A beacon could be a solid friend during these travels.
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Re: 2097.3 kHz. "A" Beacon Returns...Again...
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2021, 0050 UTC »
 "A" is very strong at this location at 0050, 589 no QSB.

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