Re: Rogue PSK - 14071.3

Jerry N9AVY

It's probably a "homing beacon" for one of the drug cartels ?  
Jerry  n9avy

From: "'Mike Flowers' [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Friday, November 24, 2017 11:22 AM
Subject: RE: [070] Rogue PSK - 14071.3

Hi Gang,
I’ve taken a few casual readings on this signal from different headings here in CM97bf on my Elecraft P3 Panadapter.  
From what I’m seeing, the signal is strongest at approximately 120 degrees azimuth from my QTH.   I get the strongest signal – S5-6 – in that direction.   My 3L SteppIR has decent F/B performance, and I am getting a distinct null at 300 degs, pointed 180 degs away, and at 30 degs when the elements are perpendicular to 120 degs.  
I’m also seeing QSB on the signal and it sometimes drops to S3-4, but soon returns to an S5-6 level.  From this I conclude the signal is not local from here in the SF Bay Area.
My 120 deg line roughly follows the central valley, southwestern AZ, Northern Mexico, Central America and on to Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, Bolivia, etc.
Anyone else have a fix on this signal?
Many years ago, I was in a QSO with a fellow in NY State on Friday afternoon.    After he signed, I noticed his signal was still on – no modulation.   It was on all weekend.   I send him an email, and by Monday it was gone.   He explained he had left for the weekend and hadn’t noticed that his software was holding his rig in TX.  He was only running 5W, so his rig apparently showed no ill effects.
- 73 and good DX de Mike, K6MKF, Past President - NCDXC
From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Friday, November 24, 2017 8:33 AM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] Rogue PSK
Yup, just checked 20m and it's still there.  1630 UTC
Jerry  n9avy

From: "'ljl2002@...' joe_molon@... [070]" <070@...>
To: "070@..." <070@...>
Sent: Friday, November 24, 2017 10:29 AM
Subject: Re: [070] Rogue PSK
Is there a Club endorsement for "non-ragchew".  Maybe they are shooting for something like that.
KA1PPV  #1482
On Thursday, November 23, 2017 9:06 PM, "Jerry n9avy@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:
as still here as it has been for about a week.
Jerry  n9avy

From: "'Mike Besemer' mwbesemer@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Thursday, November 23, 2017 7:31 PM
Subject: RE: [070] Rogue PSK
Must be a Kenwood!


From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 4:36 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] Rogue PSK

I'm still seeing PSK idle tracks on 14.0722. Clean but no modulation. Coming in very strong today. If it were a QSO it would get a well deserved 599. IMD -29db. 21:23 UTC.

It has been like this for a few weeks now. ???????

KA1PPV #1482

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