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Re: RS-15 check out the beacon



I have no explanation, but I heard the same thing the night before, 
around 0015 UTC on the 14th.  I heard no QSO activity at all.  It was a 
low elevation pass, only 14 degrees at highest, a south to north pass 
east of here over the Atlantic.

Ron N4WYR FM16wl

>Date: Tue, 14 Jul 1998 18:22:14 -0400
>From: John Heath <100675.3601@compuserve.com>
>Subject: [amsat-bb] RS-15  check out the beacon
>To: amsat-bb <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
>
>Alerted by G8ATE  I have been listening to the RS-15 beacon frequency 
on
>29.352.  The  beacon has been off for a few weeks but it seems to be 
back
>with short bursts of a steady tone not the regular CW.  At first 
hearing, 
>the tones
>seemed to be of  random duration but taking some crude observations 
with a
>digital clock showed a long duration of approx 7 seconds occuring at 
two
>distinct and regular intervals as follows:
> 
>7,3,3,5,5,3,3,7,4,3,7,4,3,5,5,3,3,7,4,3,7 etc 
>
>These observations made around 2200 UTC  14th July 1998
>
>Any one got an explanation ??
>
>73 John G7HIA


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