[aprssig] Clueless HF Beacon Received!
noskosteve at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 12 22:24:05 CDT 2010
And doing 125.9 MPH
Position of ZS1TA-9 --- 523.0 miles northwest of GALAPAGOS IS., EQUADOR --- Report received 6 minutes 50 seconds ago Course: 120.0 Speed: 125.9 MPH
73, Steve, K9DCI USN (Vet) MOT (Ret) Ham (Yet)
--- On Thu, 8/12/10, Stephen H. Smith <wa8lmf2 at aol.com> wrote:
> I have been seeing this station turn
> up (direct) on my 30-meter HF receive setup in Los Angeles
> the last several nights.
> 19:59:41R ZS1TA-9>APRS,WIDE1-1,WIDE Port=2 <UI C
> /025932h/N at o&5bqKY[?_
> Assuming the beacon IS valid, he is a sailboat in the
> Pacific about 900 miles west of the coast of Ecuador.
> [ Time is local time Pacific Daylight Time. VOAprop
> DOES suggest that 30 meters should be reasonably open to
> that part of the world from here at this time.]
> 1) What is he doing expecting the path with
> WIDEn-N to do on HF???
> 2) I wonder how many local WIDE1-1 fill-in
> digis he is encountering on the high seas of the Pacific?
> > Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf (at) aol.com
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