Hundred forty-fourth edition of the N&O column / Spooks newsletter

(Date: September 2009)

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Utility round-up

Driftnet beacons

Pirate beacons logs

Pirate / Experimental beacons

In the past weeks I received several questions about the pirate beacons. I also noticed various mails on UDXF about the subject. We see only a few logs on UDXF these days so it's time for an update,

A number of beacon owners belong to the "High Frequency Beacon Society". They run a number of beacons throughout the USA . Below an overview of their beacons. Check for logs and further info http://highfrequencybeaconsociety.bravehost.com

The Society beacons:

The dashers have no morse ID but have been given names.

Frequency Name/id Power/antenna/remarks Ops-times
3449.70 OK Oklahoma. 300Mw end fed wire 24/7
4077.27 MO Oklahoma. Solar 200Mw 118ft end fed wire 24/7
4078.25 WW 100Mw Center Loaded Whip SDSR/7
4094.20 PA Arkansas. Solar power 200 MW. Dipole 24/7
4097.4 KX Solar.
Transits the temp inside/outside + battery voltage
24/7
5157.3 Blinky Florida. Solar 500MW. Dipole 24/7
5484 SD San Diego, CA. 200Mw OCF. Dipole 24/7
6549.3 FL Florida. 300Mw. Dipole VEE 24/7
8000.4 S SW Arizona. 300Mw. Dipole. Solar D/7
8003.6 Pike-78 Colorado. Dipole. Solar/battery (on cold days freq can drop to 8001 kHz). Transmits 78 dashes/min 24/7
8211.8 OR 200Mw. Solar. End Fed vertical 24/7
8497.7 Pike-26 Dipole. Solar/battery. Transmits 26 dashes/min 24/7
10236.5 Echo 500mw. Vertical Dipole. Transmits 1 dash/sec 24/7
10240.5 Sputnick W.Virginia. 70Mw. 12ft vertical. 50 beeps/min SDSR/7
11002.7 CO Colorado. Solar. 300-500Mw. Dipole
Note: There is often a message on this beacon.
D/7
14400.7 UFO Colorado. On the air times will be posted on HF UNDERGROUND.
UFO has been reported on the following frequencies.
14400.5, 14400.47, 14400.27, 14400.68 kHz.
 

Other beacons listed on http://www.hfunderground.com/wiki/High_Frequency_Beacons

Frequency Name/id Power/antenna/remarks Ops-times
2097 A Arizona (15 watts) 24/7
4062 C Drifts from 4052 to 4063 kHz.  
4079 TMPnnn SW Arizona. Temperature beacon. Temp in F every 10 sec. 24/7
4089   About 80 dits/minute, Death Valley N.P. 24/7
4096   6 dots 1 Dash  
4096.1 Coxie 4.5 sec long dashes (13 p/min) Joshua Tree N.P. 24/7
4096.25 Hexie 1 sec dash (30 p/min) Joshua Tree N.P. 24/7
4096.6 Kelsie 2 sec. dash (16 p/min) Mojave Nat. Preserve 24/7
4097.2 Inyo Whooper 55 dashes p/min. Inyo County, Calif. D/7
4102.3 W... SE California. Wind beacon. Sends "W" + dits  
5499.13 WA Dasher  
6626.2 S (Rocky) Inyo County, CA. 60-200 dashes p/min.  
6626.4 Rainy Fast "drippy" sounding dits about 100/min., Mojave N.P. D/7
6700.4 Hexy2k Dasher. About 62 dashes p/min. Joshua Tree N.P. 24/7
8188.7 W Solar/battery 100 mW dipole. Location: Colorado D/7
8261 F 250mW into a 1/2 wave inverted vee. W.Canada 0400-0500
10236.7 FL Dasher  

Unid 9457 kHz

Unid 3343 kHz

Greg logged an unid morse station on 3343 kHz at 1554 UTC on 26-9.

Marker "MWKJ" is sent at 20-30 and 50-00 minutes past each hour. At 1558 UTC hand key sent: "bt 39 98 42 bt" repeated three times.

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