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Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
« Reply #135 on: April 27, 2021, 1024 UTC »
27 April 2021:
1020 UTC: A good signal from the DW, Windy is weaker.
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Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
« Reply #136 on: April 27, 2021, 1404 UTC »
27 April 2021:
1020 UTC: A good signal from the DW, Windy is weaker.

Do you use the same antenna every time for each reception report?
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Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
« Reply #137 on: April 28, 2021, 1015 UTC »
27 April 2021:
1020 UTC: A good signal from the DW, Windy is weaker.

Do you use the same antenna every time for each reception report?

Yes, the 900 ft sky loop. It seems to work best for these beacons.
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Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
« Reply #138 on: April 28, 2021, 1018 UTC »
28 April 2021:
0955 Weak signals this morning from Windy and the DW.
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Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
« Reply #139 on: April 29, 2021, 1041 UTC »
29 April 2021:
1015 UTC: Weak signals from the DW and Windy.
1040 UTC: Somewhat stronger peaks now
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Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
« Reply #140 on: April 30, 2021, 1031 UTC »
30 April 2021:
1005 UTC: Weak signals noted from Windy and the DW.
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Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
« Reply #141 on: May 03, 2021, 1011 UTC »
3 May 2021:
1010 UTC: Good signals from Windy and the DW this morning, no sign of L yet here.
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Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
« Reply #142 on: May 04, 2021, 1016 UTC »
4 May 2021:

Lots of static from departing storms, propagation may also be poor, no beacons heard.
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Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
« Reply #143 on: May 05, 2021, 1018 UTC »
5 May 2021:
0955 UTC: Very weak signal from the Desert Whooper
1153 UTC: Hiker 8005
« Last Edit: May 05, 2021, 1153 UTC by ChrisSmolinski »
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Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
« Reply #144 on: May 06, 2021, 1120 UTC »
6 May 2021:
1018 UTC: Windy and the DW with fair signals.
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Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
« Reply #145 on: May 07, 2021, 1036 UTC »
7 May 2021: 
1019 UTC: Better conditions this morning, Windy and DW both heard with somewhat stronger signals than yesterday. Still going at 1035 UTC. No sign of any other 4 MHz beacons. I check for A on 2097 now and then as well, to see if it has returned.
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Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
« Reply #146 on: May 10, 2021, 1036 UTC »
10 May 2021:
1020 UTC: Weak signals from Windy and the DW.
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Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
« Reply #147 on: May 11, 2021, 1012 UTC »
11 May 2021:
1003 UTC: Nothing heard.
1018 UTC: Faint whoops from the DW.
1145 UTC: Long dasher beacon, 7998.9 kHz, reminds me of this logging from a few years ago: https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,30208.msg112917.html#msg112917 - gone by 1149 UTC.
« Last Edit: May 11, 2021, 1150 UTC by ChrisSmolinski »
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Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
« Reply #148 on: May 12, 2021, 1048 UTC »
12 May 2021:
1024 UTC: Weak signal from the DW, Windy not heard.
1119 UTC: Weak signal from Windy for a minute or so, then gone.
1127 UTC: Long dasher beacon, 7998.9 kHz
« Last Edit: May 12, 2021, 1127 UTC by ChrisSmolinski »
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Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
« Reply #149 on: May 13, 2021, 1013 UTC »
13 May 2021:
0954 UTC: Windy and the DW, weak signals, still going 1012.
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