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Re: January beacon loggings
« Reply #75 on: January 11, 2018, 1239 UTC »
January 11 2018:
2097.33 1227z A, Weaker than usual.
4102.79 1238z Windy ... is this Windy? All I am hearing are three dots/dashes every minute or so. Not a W.
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Re: January beacon loggings
« Reply #76 on: January 19, 2018, 1152 UTC »
January 19, 2018:
2097.3 A 1145z
4102.8 Windy 1151z - Does not seem very windy
« Last Edit: January 25, 2018, 1158 UTC by ChrisSmolinski »
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Re: January beacon loggings
« Reply #77 on: January 25, 2018, 1158 UTC »
January 25:
2097.3 A 1152z
4102.8 Windy 1158z.
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February 2018 beacon loggings
« Reply #78 on: February 05, 2018, 1154 UTC »
Feb 5:
A coming in well on 2097 around 1145z.
Windy also doing well on 4102.85 at 1150z.
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Re: February 2018 beacon loggings
« Reply #79 on: February 06, 2018, 1238 UTC »
Feb 6:
A weak on 2097.3 at 1225z, a bit late to try for A.
Windy a little stronger on 4102.81 at the same time, but also starting to fade out. And now at 1228z Windy's signal just came up, quite strong (relative for beacons).

A saw a few traces around 4069.7 or so that might have been one of the Zebra beacons, but not enough to ID.

I have a carrier almost exactly on 4096 kHz as well.
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Re: February 2018 beacon loggings
« Reply #80 on: February 08, 2018, 1145 UTC »
Feb 8:

Same as always... A on 2097.3 and Windy on 4102.3, both around 1145z. Not hearing anything else.
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Re: February 2018 beacon loggings
« Reply #81 on: February 21, 2018, 1150 UTC »
Feb 21:
The usual suspects, A on 2097.3 and Windy on 4102.3, both around 1150 UTC.
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Re: February 2018 beacon loggings
« Reply #82 on: February 27, 2018, 1059 UTC »
Feb 27:
Both A (2097.3) and Windy (4102.8) this morning, seems like a lot of wind.
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Beacon logs September 2018
« Reply #83 on: September 03, 2018, 1027 UTC »
1022 UTC 3 Sep 2018:

Haven't tuned around the 4 MHz band since late Spring, hearing Windy this morning with a generally weak signal on 4102.8 kHz, but occasional fade ups.

Also reliable A on 2097 with the usual good signal.
« Last Edit: September 04, 2018, 1028 UTC by ChrisSmolinski »
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Re: Beacon logs September 2018
« Reply #84 on: September 04, 2018, 1030 UTC »
4 Sep 2018:

Windy 4102.8 around 1020 UTC, weak, fading in and out
A 2097 at 1028 UTC, also very weak.
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Re: Beacon logs September 2018
« Reply #85 on: September 05, 2018, 1119 UTC »
5 Sep 2018:
2097 A around 1000 UTC, fair signal
4102.8 Windy, fading in and out around 1020 UTC
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Re: Beacon logs September 2018
« Reply #86 on: September 06, 2018, 1021 UTC »
6 Sep 2018:
2097 A 1005 UTC with a surprisingly good signal
4102.8 Windy 1020 UTC with a weak signal
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Re: Beacon logs September 2018
« Reply #87 on: September 07, 2018, 1114 UTC »
7 Sep 2018:
2097 A 1000 UTC, usual fair to good signal strength.
4102.8 Windy 1030 UTC, again the usual signal, still noted at 1114 UTC, although getting weaker.
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Re: Beacon logs September 2018
« Reply #88 on: September 14, 2018, 1227 UTC »
14 Sep - using the NRD 545 and crossed parallel loop antenna:
2097 A - weak signal at 1027 UTC
4102.8 Windy - generally a weak signal, but some peaks. At 1015: TMP 81 B126
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Re: Beacon logs September 2018
« Reply #89 on: September 17, 2018, 1202 UTC »
17 Sep 2018:

2097 A 1010 UTC

4102.8 Windy 1105 UTC:  TMP 81 B12? - weak signal unfortunately.
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