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[aprssig] Clueless HF Beacon Received!

Steve Noskowicz noskosteve at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 13 03:28:27 UTC 2010


Whew!  that's better.
 .fi says:  2010-08-13 03:14:18z   11 MPH 248° 

--
 73, Steve, K9DCI   USN (Vet) MOT (Ret) Ham (Yet)

--- On Thu, 8/12/10, Steve Noskowicz <noskosteve at yahoo.com> wrote:
> 
> And doing 125.9 MPH
> 
> 
> Findu says:
> 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
> > Len=21>:
> > /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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