05 November 2013

upstate ny longwave logs, oct 2013

During a trip to Upstate New York in October 2013, I scanned the longwave band on my Eton E5 and discovered a lot of morse code beacons. Single sideband (ssb) helped me get additional logs when the morse was faint, or multiple beacons were on neighboring frequencies.

Here are the 31 beacons I identified:

216 -.-.   .-..   -... "CLB" (Wilmington, NC; 685 mi)
236 ---   .-- longdash "OW" (Ottawa, ON, Canada; 100 mi)
248 ..-   .-.. longdash "UL" (Montreal, QC, Canada; 150 mi)
257 --.   -   -... "GTB" (Fort Drum / Great Bend, NY; 10 mi)
263 -.--   --.   -.-  longdash "YGK" (Kingston, ON, Canada; 35 mi)
272 -.--   --.-  .-  longdash "YQA" (Muskola, ON, Canada; 185 mi)
278 -.   --  longdash "NM" (Matagami, QC, Canada; 450 mi)
289 -.--   .-..  --.- longdash "YLQ" (La Tuque, QC, Canada; 280 mi)
303 -.--   .--.   .--. longdash "YPP" (Parent, QC, Canada; 280 mi)
317 --..  --   -..- longdash "ZMX" (Montreal, QC, Canada; 150 mi)
326 ...-   ...-  longdash "VV" (Wiarton, ON, Canada; 250 mi)
329 -.--   ....   -. longdash "YHN" (Hornepayne, ON, Canada; 550 mi)
332 -.--   ..-.  --  longdash "YFM" (Lagrande 4 Baie-James, QC, Canada; 700 mi)
334 -.--   ...  .... longdash "YSH" (Smiths Falls, ON, Canada; 60 mi)
335 -.--   .-..   -.. longdash "YLD" (Chapleau, ON, Canada; 550 mi)
340 -.--   -.-- longdash "YY" (Mont Joli, QC, Canada; 480 mi)
341 -.--   -.--  ..- longdash "YYU" (Kapuskasing, ON, Canada; 485 mi)
351 -.--   -.-   --.- longdash "YKQ" (Fort Rupert, QC, Canada; 550 mi)
362 ...   -... longdash "SB" (Sudbury, ON, Canada; 300 mi)
366 -.--   --   .--  longdash "YMW" (Maniwaki, QC, Canada; 160 mi)
371 --.   .-- longdash "GW" (Kuujjuarapik, QC, Canada; 780 mi)
373 ..---   --.- longdash "2Q" (Mont Laurier, QC, Canada; 175 mi)
378 .-.  .--- longdash "RJ" (Roberval, QC, Canada; 360 mi)
382 -.--   .--.   .-.. longdash "YPL" (Pickle Lake, ON, Canada; 840 mi)
391 ...--   -... longdash "3B" (Brockville, ON, Canada; 40 mi)
392 --   .-.. longdash "ML" (Charlevoix, QC, Canada; 400 mi)
400 .--.  -   -.. "PTD" (Potsdam, NY; 60 mi)
401 -.--   .--.   --- longdash "YPO" (Peawanuck, ON, Canada; 870 mi)
407 --..   ....   ..-   longdash "ZHU" (Montreal, QC, Canada; 150 mi)
409 -.--   -   .- longdash "YTA" (Pembroke, ON, Canada; 140 mi)
414 ...--   ..- longdash "3U" (Gatineau, ON, Canada; 100 mi)


I relied on the LW Radio Beacons page on dxinfocentre.com to confirm the ids and use the correct frequencies.

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