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Author Topic: Listening for beacons 30 Jan 2013  (Read 1086 times)

Offline zackers

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Listening for beacons 30 Jan 2013
« on: January 30, 2013, 1916 UTC »
Last night I woke up at 5 am (1100Z) and couldn't get back to sleep, so I listened for all the beacons I know of in the range 4060 to 8000 MHz. I did not hear a single one. For a while I had a slight hint of something showing up on 4079.6 on spectrum display but I could not hear the CW of the TMP beacon.

I guess it was just a bad night propagation-wise? Has the whole season been poor? I haven't spent a lot of time listening for these beacons this winter but I've tuned around every couple weeks and didn't hear anything then, either.
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Re: Listening for beacons 30 Jan 2013
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2013, 2015 UTC »
It seems from my central Florida location that propagation is a bit better than you just reported. The higher frequencies, say above 19-20 Mhz seem disturbed. I posted some info on beacon loggings over the last day or two so some are still copyable depending on the time of day of course.

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