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[aprssig] Clueless HF Beacon Received!

Steve Noskowicz noskosteve at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 13 04:03:44 UTC 2010


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


--- 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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