Russian OTH Radar Contayner now everywhere

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  1. G4TUT

    G4TUT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Russian OTH Radar Contayner now everywhere

    The latest IARU-R1 Monitoring System newsletter reports the Russian Over-The-Horizon Radar Contayner has been active in the 7, 10, 14 and 18 MHz amateur radio allocations

    The OTH radar transmissions have been 40 sps, FMOP and 12 kHz wide. Additionally IARUMS reports there has been a significant increase in Russian military traffic using F1B, PSK and OFDM in the 7, 10, 14 and 21 MHz bands.

    The International Amateur Radio Union Monitoring System (IARUMS) Region 1 October 2019 newsletter can be read at

    Recordings of military transmissions can be found on the Signal Identification Guide Wiki at

    Reports of Amateur Band intruders can be logged on the IARU Region 1 Monitoring System Logger at

    Monitor the short wave bands on-line with a web based SDR receiver at

    IARU Monitoring System (IARUMS)

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  2. VK4GAP

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    Is that the one that i name the Helicopter , woodpecker is so old i thought it needs a new name , it's been active on 20m around 0600z here the last few days 10 over , then it switches beam and reduces by half .

    One has to imagine a far off large helicopter like a huey coming towards you
  3. KA2IRQ

    KA2IRQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    No, it isn't.
  4. KA2IRQ

    KA2IRQ Ham Member QRZ Page

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  5. KJ4PBW

    KJ4PBW Ham Member QRZ Page

    whats the point of all this? Are the Russians expecting to be attacked any minute?

    They have enough satellites up, don't they trust them to keep watch? WTH are they scanning for?
  6. VK4GAP

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  7. KA2IRQ

    KA2IRQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Many people believe that the true purpose of their radar is to actually jam various communications and that the "radar" nature of it is just a cover to legitimize its actual use. The fact that the IARU report pointed out the radar was "... disturbing the German Weather Service 'DDK9'..." on a nearby frequency, and all of the increased Russian communications traffic that occurs at the same time is at least partial evidence to that belief.

    The Russians would probably counter with the point that this is an "early warning system" and the known inaccuracies of over the horizon systems mean that satellite based systems are more accurate for actual position determination.

    The nature of the beast is that only the Russians know the true motivation behind spending probably ridiculous amounts of money on a system of dubious need. Not that my opinion matters in the least, but I personally believe it is really a jamming system. Lord knows, the original Woodpecker was only good at jamming. It's "radar" abilities were known to be very poor.

    I guess they won't need another Chernobyl to power the thing.... or will they?

    And yes... the paranoia of the communist mentality against the West is that they are constantly afraid of being attacked at any minute. In their minds it is a legitimate fear.
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  8. KA2IRQ

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  9. VK4GAP

    VK4GAP Ham Member QRZ Page

    The same thing the Americans , the Canadians , the Chinese , the Australians , the Kiwi's , the British , and just about everyone else , it's something to Do! .
  10. VK4GAP

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    That's called splitting "Hairs" .

    Edited> And they whomever they were was deliberately interfering with my SSTV reception on 20m it was such importance , it was .
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