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Author Topic: Un-ID Beacon on 4096 last night "TCO" ?  (Read 211 times)

Offline Finman

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Un-ID Beacon on 4096 last night "TCO" ?
« on: January 05, 2022, 1524 UTC »
1/4/2022  aprox 12:30 UTC, 4096.1 ?

Very slow cw, sounded like about 3wpm. Couldn't get a clear ID.. sounded like "MOC" or some combinations of that ?? I was on the bedside receiver and couldn't check the SDR. I'll listen again tonight.

Any clues?.. didn't see anything close on the list.

EDIT: This is probably what I heard... Quoted from another post;

"there is a new very strong signal on 4095.99 - sending "TCO" in very slow CW"


« Last Edit: January 05, 2022, 1707 UTC by Finman »
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Re: Un-ID Beacon on 4096 last night "TCO" ?
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2022, 2215 UTC »
It was TCO and that was good luck to have caught it too. It appears to be off the air right now but am hoping it is a night time only beacon and not some random electrical failure.
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Re: Un-ID Beacon on 4096 last night "TCO" ?
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2022, 2140 UTC »
It was TCO and that was good luck to have caught it too. It appears to be off the air right now but am hoping it is a night time only beacon and not some random electrical failure.

I guess a night time only could be the case considering the freq.  8) hopefully not a failure as you mentioned.
« Last Edit: January 06, 2022, 2146 UTC by Finman »
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Re: Un-ID Beacon on 4096 last night "TCO" ?
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2022, 1501 UTC »
Token believes it to be a once in a while pirate station (KPZL) that shows up around new years, tries transmitting here and there to "puzzle" listeners and then it goes off the air.
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Re: Un-ID Beacon on 4096 last night "TCO" ?
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2022, 2350 UTC »
It on right now, KFS SE kiwi  23:50:00 14Jan22

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Re: Un-ID Beacon on 4096 last night "TCO" ?
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2022, 0128 UTC »
Got it here at S9+7 right now sending "TCO", very strong and solid. DW in the CW bandpass right below it with some fading. 01:25 UTC 15 JAN 2022
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Re: Un-ID Beacon on 4096 last night "TCO" ?
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2022, 0135 UTC »
Token believes it to be a once in a while pirate station (KPZL) that shows up around new years, tries transmitting here and there to "puzzle" listeners and then it goes off the air.

At 01:32 UTC it paused and sent "KPZL" and then resumed with "TCO"

01:39 UTC it paused and sent "TE2" then "- .... -" which I believe is the symbol for a "dash" or subtraction sign
« Last Edit: January 15, 2022, 0141 UTC by DYGradio »
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Re: Un-ID Beacon on 4096 last night "TCO" ?
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2022, 0203 UTC »
TCO very strong here this evening. 4096.00kHz, 589, little or no QSB over the period of 0139Z to 0158Z.

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Re: Un-ID Beacon on 4096 last night "TCO" ?
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2022, 1634 UTC »
TCO is gone today from 4096 but DW has it's usual big signal at 4095.7
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