HF found useful

Discussion in 'General Announcements' started by W1CTC, Aug 8, 2017.

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  1. W1CTC

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  2. K3UJ

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    Seems to be, none of the comments were very kind.
  3. WR2E

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    How odd that the military seems to be describing this as something new...
  4. KM4DYX

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    What was old is new again. There is a renewed interest in HF by the military due to the prospect of fighting in satellite-denied areas. The Russians and and the Chinese have both either tested or fielded technology to go after our dependence on satellites for C3I.

    And of course Harris wants to sell the military a whole new generation of HF radios, so they have developed a new wide band rig that is optimized for pushing data.
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  5. WR2E

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    Seems likely that this equipment is what they were testing, without actually saying so.
  6. K9ASE

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    If I recall Guam is usually part of the military cross band test.
  7. KM4DYX

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    Probably. Keep in mind that, with the rate of turnover of personnel, the military has very few experienced HF communicators compared to days of old. Reinventing the HF wheel will take time.
  8. W7UUU

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    Exactly! Factor in the average age group (young!) of the military folks working on this. HF is probably VERY new to the vast majority of them.

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  9. N2SUB

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    And, ironically Navy-MarineCorp MARS was shuttered at the end of 2015.
  10. KM4DYX

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    Don't be shocked if it gets cranked up again. Its how USGOV does business (and I mean business - $$$$). Back in the bad old days of the Cold War the largest PX in Germany was at Robinson Barracks, Stuttgart. When the wall came down there was a giant sucking sound as the troops were withdrawn from Europe. The PX at RB was bulldozed. A few years later millions of dollars were spent to build PXs in the Stuttgart area.

    Hundreds of thousands of dollars were spent to remodel housing AFTER the Air Force pulled out of San Vito, Italy. Then the housing was used for MOUT training and trashed.

    Everything in the USA is a racket, my friend. Everything.

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