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Re: Morning beacons October 2017
« Reply #60 on: October 18, 2017, 2129 UTC »
There must not be many beacon listeners...only a hand full have heard ZN on the 4070.3 freq.
Do you think this beacon might be on the east coast?

I don't think so, not based on propagation. I only have a window in the morning when I can hear it. There may be an evening window as well, but I don't tend to hunt for beacons then. My guess is it is from somewhere between the coasts?
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Re: Morning beacons October 2017
« Reply #61 on: October 30, 2017, 1042 UTC »
Nice signal from Windy on 4102.whatever at 1040z. Sounds like there is some wind  :)
A is very weak on 2097 at 1041z.
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Morning beacons November 2017
« Reply #62 on: November 16, 2017, 1158 UTC »
November 6:
2097 1055z A
4102.2 1155 Windy

Otherwise.. not hearing anything else. 4 MHz has become a beacon desert here.
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Re: Morning beacons November 2017
« Reply #63 on: November 19, 2017, 1154 UTC »
Nov 19:
2097 1102z A
4102.2 1141z Windy. Not super windy there, but it sure is windy here.
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Re: Morning beacons November 2017
« Reply #64 on: November 20, 2017, 1138 UTC »
Nov 20:
2097 1050z A
4102.2 1135 Windy
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Re: Morning beacons November 2017
« Reply #65 on: November 21, 2017, 1224 UTC »
Nov 21:
2097 1050z A
4101.3 1222z ZN
4102.85 1224 Windy

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Re: Morning beacons November 2017
« Reply #66 on: November 22, 2017, 1142 UTC »
Nov 22:
2097 1055z A
4102.85 1142z Windy
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Re: Morning beacons November 2017
« Reply #67 on: November 27, 2017, 1150 UTC »
Nov 27:
2097 A 1055z A
4102.8 1145z Windy, coming in well this morning
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Re: Morning beacons November 2017
« Reply #68 on: November 28, 2017, 2135 UTC »
Nov 28:
2097 1050z A
4102.8 1055z Windy
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Re: Morning beacons November 2017
« Reply #69 on: November 29, 2017, 1144 UTC »
Nov 29:
2097 1140z A
4102.8 1144z Windy, seems like there is some wind out there again this morning
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Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
« Reply #70 on: December 04, 2017, 1257 UTC »
December 4, 2017:
ZN is on 4101 this morning, 1255z. Weak, but it's there.

Windy is a bit stronger at the same time.

I was hearing A on 4097 earlier, around 1100z, not very strong this morning.
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Re: Morning beacons December 2017
« Reply #71 on: December 06, 2017, 1159 UTC »
December 6, 2017:

2097 A, weak around 1055z, still there at 1159z

4100.84 ZN with a very good signal at 1158z

4102.88 Windy, also with a good signal, and a lot of wind
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Re: Morning beacons December 2017
« Reply #72 on: December 11, 2017, 1303 UTC »
December 11, 2017"
2097.3 A, fair signal around 1055z
4102.9 Windy, Good signal at various times between 1050z and 1300z, although now it is fading out.
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Re: Morning beacons December 2017
« Reply #73 on: December 18, 2017, 1241 UTC »
December 18, 2017:
4102.8 Windy, fair signal, 1205z
2097.3 A, rather weak this morning at 1213z

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Mid Atlantic Beacon Loggings
« Reply #74 on: January 01, 2018, 1138 UTC »
January 1 2018:
4102.79 1135z Windy with a very good signal.
2097.33 1138z A, not quite as strong as windy.
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