Beacons on the 10 metre/28MHz band  

Are you a "beaconist" ?
This could be defined as; a person that monitors sections of the normally dormant radio spectrum (usually the upper end of HF assignment, and the VHF & UHF spectrum) in order to detect radio beacon signals.
These continuously running radio-beacons are used to indicate to distant monitoring enthusiasts that the band is "open"
i.e. significant long range propagation is evident, due to; tropospheric ducting, ionospheric reflection/refraction, meteor showers, sunspot cycle, auroral reflection, aircraft enhancement, etc (all which are well documented).
Here is a selection from the 10 metre (28MHz) band
that I logged/recorded during cycle 23 sunspot peak of c2000.
With some effort, I've managed to recover these audio files from an old hard drive.
I had used EXCEL 5 (95) with which you could store small (.wav format) soundbytes in any "cell" in the spreadsheet
However modern versions of Excel don't support this feature!
Therefore I had to rebuild an old Excel 5 and many files (esp .DLL files) were missing from my present PC's hardrive.
Luckily I found them all on the web.
I initially thought I'd lost the audio files for good!

Beacon Frequency KHz Date Time Audio file
DL0IGI Germany
48 watt
28 204 24 Oct 2000 1215z
IY4M Italy Marconi
memorial beacon
28 193 5 Oct 2000 1320z
A47RB Oman 28 192 25 Oct 2000 1000z
3LXO China 28 141 4 Oct 2000 0930z
VR2TEN
Hong Kong
28 288.5 18 Feb 2001 0840z
SM3AQR/B Amalias Greece 28 180.6 4 Oct 2000 0930z
KH6WO Hawaii 28 200 4 Oct 2000 0930z
ZS1J/B Africa 28 201 2 Oct 2000 1100z
EA3JA Barcelona 28 245 5 Oct 2000 1300z
EA3QP Spain 28 505 7 Oct 2000 0700z
JE7YNQ Fukushima Japan 28 187.5 3 Oct 2000 0000z
VK3RMH Melbourne 28 256 6 Oct 2000 0200z
AX2RSY Sydney
Y2K AX prefix
28 260 5 Oct 2000 0600z
VK6RBP Perth 28 200 5 Oct 2000 1000z
French ShortWave
broadcast station
25 820 12 Oct 2000 1230z
Soviet TV carrier
resolved as AM
49 750 12 Oct 2000 0700z