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Author Topic: 400 kHz on January 26, 2022 @2315  (Read 673 times)

Offline Todd KC0IVX

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400 kHz on January 26, 2022 @2315
« on: January 26, 2022, 1628 UTC »
400 kHz on January 26, 2022 at 2315:  one minute transmission in CW:   " dash dash dash- pause- dash dash dash-pause- dash." repeated at least 6 times.
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Re: 400 kHz 2315 UTC 26 JAN 2022
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2022, 0206 UTC »
That would be OOT but that callsign is not registered as an NDB. Was it a 400 Hz or 1 kHz tone?

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Re: 400 kHz on January 26, 2022 @2315
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2022, 0556 UTC »
AFAIK there is no OOT beacon on or anywhere near 400kc. 
Was there a long dash after ID (DAID) ?  If so then probably Canadian along with a 400 cycle tone.
Otherwise, maybe a beacon that is miskeying.

Anyway, welcome aboard Todd.  Let us know if you hear it again.
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Re: 400 kHz on January 26, 2022 @2315
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2022, 1616 UTC »
Yes, I believe there was a long dash (pause) after ID.  The transmission stopped before I could record it.
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Re: 400 kHz on January 26, 2022 @2315
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2022, 1718 UTC »
Hearing it slightly stronger today 27 January, 2022 at 1710 and repeating: ... , --, .  (ditditdit dah dah dit)  (SME).
Todd Myers
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Re: 400 kHz on January 26, 2022 @2315
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2022, 2215 UTC »
Hard to say what you may be hearing, cannot find any beacon with ID of OOT or SME.

However, there is a beacon FN at Ft. Collins/Loveland on 400kc.  You should be able to hear it from your QTH.
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Re: 400 kHz on January 26, 2022 @2315
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2022, 2349 UTC »
Continuing to hear this CW on 400 kHz; but weak.  Heard from 2345 to 2348.
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Re: 400 kHz on January 26, 2022 @2315
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2022, 0136 UTC »
The obvious answer for a beacon on 400kc easily heard at your QTH would be FN at Ft. Collins/Loveland.

However, this gets interesting because this beacon has supposedly been recently decommissioned.  ???
Keep us updated. 
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Re: 400 kHz on January 26, 2022 @2315
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2022, 0222 UTC »
Even with the loop antenna pointing toward Ft. Collins I do not get anything on 400 kHz. The closest is 397 kHz - ZHA, Ancaster (Hamilton).

I just checked the KiwiSDR at N0EMP | FORT COLLINS, COLORADO and "FN" is active, loud and clear.


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Re: 400 kHz on January 26, 2022 @2315
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2022, 0106 UTC »
tnx SIGINT for the update on this one.
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