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Re: Another interesting use for RS-13



Most people don't listen to the beacon frequency when the sat is out of
range, but when you do, you hear interesting things sometimes.


At 02:01 PM 1/18/00 -0600, Richard Allen <rca@ibm.net> wrote:
>Vince:
>
>RS-13 set here in the north at 19:25 today.  As it crossed
>over the polar region and across the nothern Russian border
>at 19:40 at 65N 49E it was 35 degrees below the horizon here
>and peaking s7 with an auroral flutter.  I was still copying as
>it passed Moscow to the east, then between the Caspian and
>Aral seas.  It finally faded as it crossed the Iranian border at
>19:48 after 23 minutes of below horizon copy.  Amazing stuff!
>
>Richard W5SXD  Mineral Wells, Texas
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>Vince Fiscus, KB7ADL wrote:
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>> Over the years of working the RS birds I've experienced times when I could
>> copy the beacons Just before the birds came into range, Then the beacon
>> would disappear and then re-appear when it finally did come into range.
>> Interesting propagation phenomenon. Lately, 10 meter propagation has been
>> so good, I've been able to hear the RS-13 beacon once while it has been
>> over Europe, and once when it was over the south pole.
>>
>> The interesting use is that you can use the RS-13 beacon to determin what
>> locations 10 meters is open to.
>>
>> 73, kb7adl
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