Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by G4TUT, Nov 10, 2019.
SO IT WAS YOU!
Get him everyone HaHaHa
1st notice the years https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jindalee_Operational_Radar_Network
The first data was received by stage B in the period April–May 1982,
the first ship was detected in January 1983, and
an aircraft was automatically tracked in February 1984
In the early 80's and into the 90's as i recall were the intensity good old Woodpecker saga days on the amateur bands , being a SWL i did a quick rudimentary DF on a common sound and very strong signal that "sounded slightly different" to the WP , it was a east west direction not north south , i recall a few saying on the amateur bands that finding also and getting shouted down all the time and they just gave up , people were leaving amateur radio over it and people leaving the bands and lots of arguments , talk of lets bomb Russia , China and general "War" talk for a few years!
Later on after a lull break the OHR started up again in intensity (late 90's) and the same thing started all over again , it was like a tape/video recording of years previous , except no one ever still clicked that out here most of that stuff was coming from within this place just as it does today! and poor old Russia or China solely got the blame yet again and not the taxpayer funded CB'rs at Jindalee and other close by places these days , imo and i remember it so it happened .
A couple of years back i was accidentally parked on the actual center freq of a signal for a few hours having a listen , it was playing up with audio feed breaks intermittently on 80M into the transmitter , like brrrrrrr brrrrrrr burp pause brrr br brrrrr burp , it went silent all of a sudden but one could still hear a scratchy sound slightly , then what sounded like someone rummaging around on a bench plugging unplugging cables then a pause and then clear as a bell a Australian male voice saying shit is that still on then click and quite , a few minutes later the brrrrrrrrrr for hours went on and on and on .
Paul VK4GAP, You wouldn' believe the size of the antenna coaxes.....One person fed a KW1000 tx on to one via a number of reducers and got a 59++ report from Australia .He stated it was a high gain antenna not what it was!!! A huge X log periodic.
Yep i can imagine that , when one has buckets of free money to play with the sky (and beyond) is the limit , i certainly know what i'd be playing with with a few buckets .
Worked in '16.