[amsat-bb] Re: Can anyone help identify this signal
glasbrenner at mindspring.com
Sun Aug 12 17:01:17 PDT 2012
Military radar. It's a common occurrence here on the gulf coast.
73, Drew KO4MA
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On Aug 12, 2012, at 6:29 PM, Thomas Doyle <tomdoyle1948 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I was getting ready for a pass today and heard a very disturbing
> signal in the 70 cm satellite band (435.84MHz). The signal was very
> strong. The signal was at least 500KHz wide (max range on spectrum
> scope). The the spectrum looked like FM but the recording was made
> with the receiver set to usb mode. I checked the signal on two
> different receivers (IC-7000 and IC-7600 with a 70cm converter) to
> make sure it was not a internal birdie of some sort. During the pass
> it wiped out the sat when it was on. Fortunately it went away after
> about an hour. I am fairly sure it was terrestrial as the signal level
> did not change over the hour. Since it was on for only very short
> periods of time it was impossible to point the beam at it.
> Any help identifying the signal type would be appreciated.
> tnx & 73 W9KE Tom Doyle
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