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Old 12-15-2011, 1:37 PM
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Default LW Beacon 405 khz?

Does anyone know the ID and location of a beacon sending numeral "5" around 405 khz? Very weak copy here.

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That's the best you can do?

"Around" 405khz with a five in it?

It's repeated like every 5 seconds for all eternity, it will be there every night. try again!

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That's the best you can do?

"Around" 405khz with a five in it?

It's repeated like every 5 seconds for all eternity, it will be there every night. try again!

(Boy, am I cruel, hey?)
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Searching the FCC ULS from 404KHz to 406KHz resulted in.....

1 WQJV349 Delavan Resort Airfield, LLC 0011524006 AR Active 01/12/2019
2 WRLB2126 State of Maryland, MIEMSS 0002134146 AR Active 02/28/2016
3 WRLB2152 WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY AERONAUTICS COMMISSION 0012600243 AR Active 06/14/2015
4 WRLB2225 NEBRASKA STATE OF 0004723052 AR Active 06/17/2019
5 WRLB2299 SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION 0004888160 AR Active 04/15/2017
6 WRLB2462 State of Montana, Aeronautics Division 0004535548 AR Active 06/16/2019
7 WRLB2589 BARROW COUNTY AIRPORT AUTHORITY 0004588992 AR Active 09/28/2015
8 WRLB3147 Institute in Basic Life Principles, Inc. 0002826659 AR Active 02/15/2016
9 WRLB3160 HARDEMAN, COUNTY OF 0001760222 AR Active 02/28/2016


Of course this is just US licenses.
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Searching the FCC ULS from 404KHz to 406KHz resulted in.....

1 WQJV349 Delavan Resort Airfield, LLC 0011524006 AR Active 01/12/2019
2 WRLB2126 State of Maryland, MIEMSS 0002134146 AR Active 02/28/2016
3 WRLB2152 WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY AERONAUTICS COMMISSION 0012600243 AR Active 06/14/2015
4 WRLB2225 NEBRASKA STATE OF 0004723052 AR Active 06/17/2019
5 WRLB2299 SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION 0004888160 AR Active 04/15/2017
6 WRLB2462 State of Montana, Aeronautics Division 0004535548 AR Active 06/16/2019
7 WRLB2589 BARROW COUNTY AIRPORT AUTHORITY 0004588992 AR Active 09/28/2015
8 WRLB3147 Institute in Basic Life Principles, Inc. 0002826659 AR Active 02/15/2016
9 WRLB3160 HARDEMAN, COUNTY OF 0001760222 AR Active 02/28/2016


Of course this is just US licenses.
Nice detective work, but those aren't the idents the beacon sends.
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When I plug in "5" to my list it comes up "XUN" which I'm guessing means 'unknown location" but it shows several loggings of folks hearing it.
there's also a "D5" on 406kHz and a "C5" on 408kHz.
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If it is an aviation NDB you can look it up here
http://www.airnav.com/navaids/
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Could it be D5 at Mac Arthur River, Sk, Canada, which is actually on 406?

There are no single digit/letter ID's that I know of, it's usually 2 or 3 characters in the ID. And the frequency it appears to you on would be dependent on your receive accuracy and resolution, and mode you used to receive it in.

Edit. Oops. I see Ridgescan already mentioned D5.
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I should've given links to my lists earlier-here's what I use
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Could it be D5 at Mac Arthur River, Sk, Canada, which is actually on 406?

There are no single digit/letter ID's that I know of, it's usually 2 or 3 characters in the ID. And the frequency it appears to you on would be dependent on your receive accuracy and resolution, and mode you used to receive it in.

Edit. Oops. I see Ridgescan already mentioned D5.
Probably is D5, perhaps the D was not working that night. Definately heard the 5, but no D.
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I am in West Palm Beach, Fl., abt 70 miles north of Miami.

I was hearing it here for past few months almost like a local.

The ground wave coverage at those frequencies is very short--do not hear it today.

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I am in West Palm Beach, Fl., abt 70 miles north of Miami.

I was hearing it here for past few months almost like a local.

The ground wave coverage at those frequencies is very short--do not hear it today.

Strange
Thanks for the reply. Glad someone else has heard it also. Checking back in my log books, I noted receiving it back in 2009 also. It was very weak here in Central Alabama. I am using an ICOM 718 with a 40 meter sloper for an antenna. Will keep listening and let me know if you ID it.

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Hi guys. Happy New Year.
I am in West Palm Beach, fl.--abt 70 miles north of Miami.
I put a post on here a few days ago that I could here the beacon here then.

Well--I can hear it again. It's about an S5, but definitely copyable. And its one in the afternoon so ground wave propigation sucks at this time of day.

NOTE:

I can't hear some of the south Florida LDF airport beacons, so this thing must be close.

will dig out my LF RDF gear and start DF'ing this puppy.

Will keep u guys informed.
WHAT i NEED ARE GOOD BEARING FROM TOWNS NORTH AND SOUTH OF ME--FORT PIERCE AND FORT LAUDERDALE. With a RDF bearing from me, we can locate source.

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Hi guys. Happy New Year.
I am in West Palm Beach, fl.--abt 70 miles north of Miami.
I put a post on here a few days ago that I could here the beacon here then.

Well--I can hear it again. It's about an S5, but definitely copyable. And its one in the afternoon so ground wave propigation sucks at this time of day.

NOTE:

I can't hear some of the south Florida LDF airport beacons, so this thing must be close.

will dig out my LF RDF gear and start DF'ing this puppy.

Will keep u guys informed.
WHAT i NEED ARE GOOD BEARING FROM TOWNS NORTH AND SOUTH OF ME--FORT PIERCE AND FORT LAUDERDALE. With a RDF bearing from me, we can locate source.

73's

John--WA4VPY
John, if you're hearing it in the daytime, it is closer to you than me. I only hear it late at night and then it is extremely weak here in Birmingham. Let me know if you get a fix on it.
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Old 01-04-2012, 3:57 PM
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Will do. Need to dig out my old Ray-Jeff RDF unit.
Had a similar experience yrs ago when I was with govt.
Had similar beacon around 1800 khz you could hear hear here in S. Fla all the time.
Got with a buddy at FCC (unfortunately he retired now and don't have access to their RDF system) and we located it out in Gulf of Mexico south of New Orleans.
He got checking on it--was told to back off and find something else to do.
Hummmmmm.

Will keep u informed.

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while we are working on the 405 mystery--am looking for info on CW beacons that were on air back in early 1960's.
Callsigns were A0L (or Y0L--can't remember) and J8S (definitely remember that).
Were all over the shortwave bands from DC to daylight.--Not images.
This was back when I was in high school just as I was getting ham license.
Back in time of Cuban Missile Crisis--we had a lot of really strange stuff on air then.

Looking for info on them.

Never heard any xmissions except their marker tapes.

Help?????

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Hello group:

It's Sunday afternoon hre in West Palm Beach, Fl.
Time is app. 1425 local.

I can hear the 405 beacon just fine today--right now.

Antenna is a dipole cut for 80 meters between two trees.

Still a mystery.

It is definitely on 405--sure about that.

The plot thickens.

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Hello group:

It's Sunday afternoon hre in West Palm Beach, Fl.
Time is app. 1425 local.

I can hear the 405 beacon just fine today--right now.
So... what ID are you copying right now?
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Sorry. Only thing I copy is the five "dits". It is MCW--not CW. These are audio tones--five of them. Never heard anything else.
When the sun goes down--the station goes away.
Gotta do some serious work on this project now.

Will keep you informed.

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Try looking on this site: LW Radio Beacons
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