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North of Albany on 144.290

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I hear these beeps on my portable radio. are they morse code or some kinda beacon? it keeps going over and over
Check it out on your scanner, and turn squelch off
 

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fineshot1 said:
Thats in the 2 meter(144-148) ham band and that part of the band is where the beacons are.
I though it was a beacon as it repeats itself, but a beacon for WHAT?
 

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chrismoll said:
I though it was a beacon as it repeats itself, but a beacon for WHAT?
Hams use them to track propagational characteristics during different times of the day and in general to track band openings and perhaps some other reasons I can not recall at the moment.
 

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I believe that is the 144.29 beacon located somewhere in Saratoga County. Either at Spruce Mountain or over in the Providence area; I can't remember the exact locations.

Also, I believe the beacon transmits in SSB (USB to be exact).
 
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