NDB (Beacon) on 1102kHz , probably off south coast of Ireland

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KPC850
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NDB (Beacon) on 1102kHz , probably off south coast of Ireland

Post by KPC850 » 20 Apr 2017 09:46

Yesterday (Wednesday) shortly after noon (near cork ireland) discovered weak off-tune sounding AM morse code on 1098kHz car radio (9kHz steps only)
Checked another receiver and found this to be at exactly 1102kHz

It was transmitting
-.-
-.
Which is letters KN over and over

Went off approx 3PM but seemed continuous until then (anytime I could check)

With a ferrite bar receiver the null was roughly south-southwest (or 180 degrees other way round, but I presume it was off-shore).

There are offshore gas platforms in that general direction, they are perhaps most likely suspect?

Googling 1102kHz NDB I find this from a Finnish contributor from a few weeks ago:
http://peditio.net/utility/YaBB.pl?num=1194330288/168

Translate is muddled but appears to believe that it is from RUS/UKR, but clearly not. My reception was obviously groundwave so not terribly far away considering the likely power of these beacons.

Can anyone else here shed more light on this?

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