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Discussion in 'General Ham Radio Discussion' started by barefootindian, May 20, 2021.

  1. barefootindian

    barefootindian Supporting Member

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    Good morning folks, its 00:28 hrs as of this posting. Got another question. At the moment I'm listening on 28.295.00 on USB and there is a Morse pattern active on the frequency. I don't know any of the code but from listening to it it seems to be a repetitive pattern. Its signal strength rises up to a five and decreases to a one on my radios meter. I checked the cw mode and there is nothing there .Its clear, not even frequency hash/ crackling. Is it normal to use Morse on USB mode?


     
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  2. Captain Kilowatt

    Captain Kilowatt Professional Amateur
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    Did you retune a bit after switching to CW mode from USB? The signal was likely still there just outside your passband. Sounds like you picked up a CW propagation beacon. There is a whole network of them. https://www.qsl.net/wj5o/bcn.htm
     
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  3. barefootindian

    barefootindian Supporting Member

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    Good Morning Captain K. No I didn't do a retune. It didn't enter my mind to do that. I thought how it was funny that there was no signal on cw.
    I'll do a retune next time I hear it. There was a distinct rhythm in the message, like a one note musical piece. It might sound silly to say, but it was quite pleasent to listen to.
    Thank - you for the reply and for the internet link. It was an interesting few hours.
    Fair play and thanks again Captain K.
     

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