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Re: March 2019 Beacons
« Reply #105 on: March 27, 2019, 1013 UTC »
1012 UTC March 27:
2097.3 A Somewhat weaker than usual
4102.8 Windy Good/average signal, lots of wind.
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Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
« Reply #106 on: April 04, 2019, 1027 UTC »
April 4:
1020 UTC A 2097.3 Very weak
1027 UTC WIndy 4102.8 Weak, lots of staic
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Re: April Beacon Logs
« Reply #107 on: April 05, 2019, 0958 UTC »
April 5 2019:
0955 A 2097.3 Weak signal
0957 Windy 4102.8 Fair signal, lots of wind dits
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Re: April Beacon Logs
« Reply #108 on: April 29, 2019, 1027 UTC »
April 29, 2019:
The usual suspects, A and Windy, around 1015 UTC.
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May Beacon Logs
« Reply #109 on: May 30, 2019, 1028 UTC »
Almost the end of May and I haven't posted a single log here all month. Poor conditions.

30 May 2019
Windy on the usual 4102.8 or so with a fair signal around 1000 UTC.
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Re: May Beacon Logs
« Reply #110 on: June 01, 2019, 1314 UTC »
Same on the east coast of Australia Chris, very little to report, even on lower end of HF, NDB band has suffered a hit this week as too DNB, haven't heard a fish net beacon for four nights/mornings now. Usually 8MHz is lively with some beacons but very little, Russian MX beacons few and far between. 12MHz beacons even worse.

Actually done a big check on the antenna today to see if there was a break, not the antenna, just conditions... :(
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June Beacon Logs
« Reply #111 on: June 04, 2019, 0934 UTC »
4 June 2019:
0933 UTC: Both A on 2097.3 and Windy on 4102.8 with very weak signals and lots of static. Summertime beacon DXing, yay. Or not.
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Re: June Beacon Logs
« Reply #112 on: June 07, 2019, 0944 UTC »
7 June 2019:
0940 UTC: Both A and Windy, Windy was slightly stronger, and it was fairly windy wherever Windy is located.
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Re: June Beacon Logs
« Reply #113 on: June 11, 2019, 0942 UTC »
11 June 2019:
0941 UTC: No sign of either A nor Windy. No, wait, Windy is there, but super weak.
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Re: June Beacon Logs
« Reply #114 on: June 13, 2019, 0951 UTC »
13 June 2019:
0950 UTC: Very weak signal from A on 2097, and only occasionally. Windy is somewhat stronger.
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Re: June Beacon Logs
« Reply #115 on: June 14, 2019, 1158 UTC »
14 Jun 2019:
0940 UTC both A and Windy heard.
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Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
« Reply #116 on: August 26, 2019, 1052 UTC »
26 Aug 2019
1051 UTC WIndy 4102.8 Fading in and out
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September 2019 Beacons
« Reply #117 on: September 16, 2019, 0927 UTC »
September 16 2019:

A 2097.3 CW 0926 UTC , good signal for a few cycles then faded out
Windy 4102.8 CW 0927 UTC, a good signal this morning
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Re: September 2019 Beacons
« Reply #118 on: September 17, 2019, 1022 UTC »
September 17 2019:

The usual suspects:

A 2097.3 CW 1020 UTC , a good signal
Windy 4102.8 CW 1021 UTC, also a good signal this morning

I've been watching 4100 +/- for a while looking for any other beacons, but nothing observed.
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Re: September 2019 Beacons
« Reply #119 on: September 23, 2019, 1121 UTC »
September 23 2019:

Good reception from the usual suspects of A and Windy around dawn. Sounds like lots of wind wherever Windy is located, lots of dits.
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