[amsat-bb] The Russian Woodpecker
k8bl at ameritech.net
Thu Dec 8 03:59:09 UTC 2016
Sadly, when you tune across the SW Bands these daysyou don't hear very much. It seems that the Internet hasreplaced many of those wonderful high-power stationsthat used to fill those airwaves.. -BL
From: B J <va6bmj at gmail.com>
To: Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu>
Cc: AMSAT-BB at amsat.org
Sent: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 8:42 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] The Russian Woodpecker
On 12/7/16, Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:
> Those who remember the Russian Woodpecker that could decimate the Amateur
> Radio Bands back in the 1980’s might be interested to know there is a new
> Film on NETFIX called “The Russian Woodpecker”!
Ah, the good old Woodpecker..... I was just an SWL when it was in its
prime during the 1980s. Many a time I cursed it because it interfered
with reception of a certain program or denied me a possible DX catch.
It became as much a legend on the bands as those infamous numbers stations.
Bernhard VA6BMJ @DO33FL
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