Current Beacon Status
(Click here for WD2XKO status / operating log)
Any changes in beacon status will listed here by 0000 hrs UTC each day. I will try to keep the beacons operating in whatever mode and frequency that is listed at 0000 hrs UTC for at least the following 12 hours. This is so your monitoring time won't be wasted by unknown mode changes.
Last update: 22 Feb 2012
Status Format / Info
Off Off due to antenna interaction with WD2XKO
1704.980 +/- 2 KHz
Off FSK signal presently on 1704.980 KHz for approximately 3 min. shifting up 0.5 Hz for approximately 35 seconds.
+/- 100 Hz (drifts with temp)
On Square wave with an approximate 12 second period and a 4 Hz shift
+/- 500 Hz
Off Signal may be identified by ear as a sine wave tone similar to a siren when received in CW/SSB mode. Visible with ARGO or Spectran in either NDB slow or Full Band View mode. The signal is swinging about 210 Hz at a rate of about 5.5 seconds per cycle. Please send .wav file or Argo capture to verify reception.
All beacon reports are appreciated. QSL card will be sent if requested.
JASON and ARGO software available at: http://www.weaksignals.com
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