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[aprssig] Clueless HF Beacon Received!

Ray Wells vk2tv at exemail.com.au
Fri Aug 13 03:57:45 UTC 2010


Also seen on both the east and west coasts of Australia and all over 
Europe and the US.

The raw data on aprs.fi for this station is testimony to the impact we 
can have world wide with our beacons on 30m.

Ray vk2tv

On 13/08/10 13:14, Stephen H. Smith 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?
>
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