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[aprssig] Clueless WA4SZE Beacon Trashing 30M HF APRS

Wes Johnston, AI4PX wes at ai4px.com
Fri Oct 22 14:59:43 UTC 2010


Have you contacted him or are you just griping in this sig for the sake of
griping?  Or are you soliciting offers for someone to visit his house with a
tire tool?  :-)

Wes
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God help those who do not help themselves.


On Fri, Oct 22, 2010 at 04:38, Stephen H. Smith <wa8lmf2 at aol.com> wrote:

> About 3 or 4 days ago, WA4SZE started operating a non-stop 24-hour beacon
> on 10.149.100 MHz.   This seems to be a stepped-power beacon similar to the
> NCDF/IARU propagation beacons on the higher frequencies  This signal,
> originating from Manchester TN, is now disrupting the 10.149.200/.400 FSK
> APRS channel over a large part of North America.
>
> Here on the west coast, this signal is peaking at S7-S8 for many hours each
> day, triggering the AGC on my 30M APRS igate receiver, rendering most APRS
> signal un-receivable.    Being only 100 Hz below the lower of the two tones
> for APRS FSK, there is no practical way to notch this signal out  of the
> receiver IF passband without damaging the FSK signal.
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> Details from QRZ.com:
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> David L Frantz Jr
> 691 Brandon Road
> Manchester TN 37355
> USA
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> wa4sze at gmail.com <mailto:wa4sze%40gmail.com <wa4sze%2540gmail.com>>
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