[amsat-bb] Re: Beacon tone beeping

Ernie w8eh.ernie at gmail.com
Mon Sep 14 13:56:20 PDT 2009

Perhaps this is from the high power long range cordless telephones? They 
keep a carrier up with a status beep. There are a lot of these in use 
south of the USA. The FCC shut down a few in the USA before.

Ernie W8EH

w6zkh at comcast.net wrote:
> This may have been asked in the past, but I cant find any reference to it, but for several weeks now, on both AO-51 and today on SO-50 passes, I heard beeping tones along with the carriers. These tones sounded just like the Sputnik beeps from years long ago. (yes, I was around for it) No one I've asked about them knows the answer, so I am bringing this to this forum. Also, on SO-50 seems we are getting some spurious conversations on the same carrier as the satellite. Wonder if those are just mixes, and they usually are more prevelant over Mexico than over the US proper. 
> John W6ZKH 
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