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Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
« Reply #150 on: May 14, 2021, 1057 UTC »
14 May 2021:
1013 UTC: Good signals from both Windy and the DW. This was using my newly built (but not yet finished) 10 ft diameter resonant loop antenna. Better reception than the sky loop. So we're moving in the right direction.
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Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
« Reply #151 on: May 14, 2021, 1631 UTC »
14 May 2021:
1013 UTC: Good signals from both Windy and the DW. This was using my newly built (but not yet finished) 10 ft diameter resonant loop antenna. Better reception than the sky loop. So we're moving in the right direction.

Is the loop outdoors or indoors? Polarized vertically or horizontally? In the future, attached to a public SDR? Are you able to copy beacon Morse code telemetry or just the main carrier?
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Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
« Reply #152 on: May 14, 2021, 1716 UTC »
14 May 2021:
1013 UTC: Good signals from both Windy and the DW. This was using my newly built (but not yet finished) 10 ft diameter resonant loop antenna. Better reception than the sky loop. So we're moving in the right direction.

Is the loop outdoors or indoors? Polarized vertically or horizontally? In the future, attached to a public SDR? Are you able to copy beacon Morse code telemetry or just the main carrier?

Outdoors, the ceilings in my house aren't that tall, and indoor antennas are a bad idea anyway  :)

It's oriented in the vertical plane, probably somewhat directional, I have it aimed east/west as west is the great circle path to the SW USA.

The antenna is resonant over a small portion of the spectrum (about 20 kHz now, working on raising the Q and reducing the bandwidth further) so it would not be a good choice for a public SDR.

Yes, I was getting a pretty good signal from the CW telemetry.
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Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
« Reply #153 on: May 17, 2021, 1012 UTC »
17 May 2021:
1008 UTC: The DW and Windy, both with signals on the weak side, lots of static. Welcome to summer on the 4 MHz band.
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Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
« Reply #154 on: May 17, 2021, 1149 UTC »
14 May 2021:
1013 UTC: Good signals from both Windy and the DW. This was using my newly built (but not yet finished) 10 ft diameter resonant loop antenna. Better reception than the sky loop. So we're moving in the right direction.

Details man, DETAILS! :-)

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Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
« Reply #155 on: May 18, 2021, 1008 UTC »
18 May 2021:
1008 UTC: Fair signals from both the Desert Whooper and Windy.
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Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
« Reply #156 on: May 19, 2021, 1007 UTC »
19 May 2021:
0956 UTC: Weak signals from Windy and the Desert Whooper
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Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
« Reply #157 on: May 20, 2021, 1016 UTC »
20 May 2021:
0954 UTC: Fair signals from Windy and the DW
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Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
« Reply #158 on: May 21, 2021, 1033 UTC »
21 May 2021:

1033 UTC: Weak signals from Windy and the DW
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Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
« Reply #159 on: May 24, 2021, 1014 UTC »
24 May 2021:
1011 UTC: Weak signal from the Desert Whooper
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Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
« Reply #160 on: May 26, 2021, 1018 UTC »
26 May 2021:
1018 UTC: Very weak signal from Windy
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Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
« Reply #161 on: May 27, 2021, 0950 UTC »
27 May 2021:
0950 UTC: A weak signal from Windy
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Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
« Reply #162 on: May 30, 2021, 1437 UTC »
2017 UTC 29 May 2021: New beacon V5 on 8006.6 kHz
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Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
« Reply #163 on: May 30, 2021, 1437 UTC »
30 May 2021:

1436 UTC: V5 just faded in, fair signal. 8006.57 or so.
1830 UTC: Solid signal from V5
« Last Edit: May 30, 2021, 1830 UTC by ChrisSmolinski »
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Re: Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
« Reply #164 on: May 31, 2021, 1522 UTC »
31 May 2021:

1521 UTC: V5,  fair signal. 8006.63 or so.
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