Radar Noise?

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KJ6UFY, Jan 2, 2013.

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  1. KJ6UFY

    KJ6UFY Ham Member QRZ Page

    I know we’ve all heard that Buzz Saw noise on the air. I’ve got an ear full of it now- 01 Jan 13, 1630 PST. I just spoke to an operator in Florida and we both have this signal at the same strength.
    I’ve heard that it is the USAF’s PAVEPAW radar, HAARP, N. Korean Radar, etc. Anyone have a better more accurate idea as to what this is? Talk about ”harmful interference!”
     
  2. KB4QAA

    KB4QAA XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Curb your indignation.

    What frequency?

    The Pave Paws radar is in the 70cm band, and there have been essentially no complaints of interference in the last several years on this board.
     
  3. VE1IDX

    VE1IDX Ham Member QRZ Page

    Over the last year or so a lot of operators have been reporting the same thing. General consensus is that it is Chinese over the horizon radar. First it was the Russian Woodpecker and now it is the Chinese Dragon.
     
  4. KJ6UFY

    KJ6UFY Ham Member QRZ Page

    :confused: Thanks. I guess mentioning that I heard this on 20 meters would help. I do remember the Woodpecker but thought that was a think of the past. O'well, I think I'll live.
     
  5. KC8VWM

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    Could it be the lumber jack who lives next door?
     
  6. M3KXZ

    M3KXZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Nah, he's ok!
     
  7. KA9JLM

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    If it was True Radar on 20 meters, I would bet it is not working very well.
     
  8. WA4ILH

    WA4ILH Ham Member QRZ Page

    Several civilian agencies in the US, mostly universities I believe, operate HF RADARS to measure ocean waves but to the best of my knowledge, none operate near 20 M.
    Tom WA4ILH
     
  9. VE1IDX

    VE1IDX Ham Member QRZ Page

    HF OTH radar works considerably different than the normal UHF type radar. Lots of countries using HF OTH radar systems.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Over-the-horizon_radar
     
  10. W7GIB

    W7GIB Ham Member QRZ Page

    First off have you recorded this noise. With Walmart throwing their fine 50 inch and better tvs out the door, make sure its not local. As to it being the Chinese or some other nations military, lets hope that is not the case. I assure you some nerd from New England with super glue holding his glasses together is going to have little impact upon the Chinese military.
     
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