Russian Navy 7039.3 kHz "K" Cluster Beacon in Petropavlovsk KamchatskiySome Russian Cluster Beacons and Channel Marker Beacons have been operating on various frequencies since at least the early 1960's. Their true purpose has been the subject of considerable speculation over the years. The Cluster Beacons probably are propagation beacons. The Channel Marker Beacons probably serve as tuning and reception-verification beacons during periods when there is no communications activity on a channel.
Russian Navy Cluster Beacon Letter Code Identifiers The Petropavlovsk Kamchatskiy "K" beacon is one of several Russian Navy cluster beacon and channel marker stations that transmit on various frequencies. CW letter codes identify the transmitting locations of those stations as follows:
|CW ID Code||Beacon Location|
The 7039.3 kHz "K" Cluster Beacon in Petropavlovsk Kamchatskiy
The 7039.3 kHz "K" Cluster Beacon in Petropavlovsk Kamchatskiy operates 24/7 and provides a good indication of 40-Meter propagation conditions from north-east Asia to receiving locations throughout the world.
Location of the Russian Navy Petropavlovsk Kamchatskiy 7039.3 kHz "K" Cluster Beacon
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