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Messages - Josh

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10/11 meters / Re: 11m true free speech in the raw!
« on: July 11, 2020, 1857 UTC »
4 raja an im back quiet

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General Radio Discussion / Re: Russian Kerosene Powered Radio
« on: July 09, 2020, 1347 UTC »
1000 roentgens per hour never hurt no one.

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For Sale / Wanted / Barter / Re: Kenwood VC-20 and YK-88A-1
« on: July 09, 2020, 1343 UTC »
If your r5k doesn't have a yk88a, this filter will surely help in situations where a 6kc filter will come in handy. The existing filter is a monolithic type with inherently very poor characteristics for a xtal filter, a yk will be better in every respect save for cost. If I had a r5k and a loose yk88a, they would soon be working together.

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Utility / Re: 11175 callsigns
« on: July 09, 2020, 1318 UTC »
Ron is a great guy and a real asset to ute monitors for sure.

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SDR - Software Defined Radio / Re: RPi Ethernet question
« on: July 01, 2020, 2018 UTC »
Leases, especially of the dhcp kind, are messy.

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Propagation / Re: Propagation Path or Equipment?
« on: July 01, 2020, 2017 UTC »
Not much can beat a vertical antenna for dx. Verticals offer an improved low angle of reception over a horizontal antenna.

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dust scatter mode!

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Utility / Re: 11175 callsigns
« on: June 26, 2020, 1730 UTC »

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Utility / Re: 11175 USB
« on: June 26, 2020, 1730 UTC »
For the newbs;
BANK LOAN would be an E6 TACAMO (USN) or E4 NIGHTWATCH (USAF) checking into the NCA (National Command Authority) net on HF, they will also have a parallel network running on MILSTAR (EHF/laser satellite, use of this sat will be the obvious when the ac is offshore any real distance as some flights venture out off the coasts) and/or ground/air UHF MUX.

TWIN BED would be the current callsign of the corresponding ground comms unit supporting NCA flights via sat, UHF MUX and HF.

Some of these birds can take control of entire missile wings to launch ICBMs if needed, these flights will have to be within UHF range of the wings in question to exert control. Otherwise the flights orbit a loop (to keep that miles long trailing wire VLF antenna as vertical as possible) near a string of GEPs (Ground Entry Points) that have UHF MUX duplex capabilities including a T1 or better innernet line. The flights that venture out over the oceans will be using HF, MILSTAR, and as always VLF to the SSBNs patrolling the world.

:D
     Josh, do you have a source one can use for identifying the various call signs?  For example, Drysands is heard this morning at 17:00 UTC.   Thanks!    73,  Walt in Victoria, BC

The more or less static callsigns can be found here;
http://www.udxf.nl/MCL.pdf

The call DRY SANDS is likely of limited duration, but they can be reused a few months/weeks down the road, seen it before. These calls will typically be used by stations of the TACAMO and NIGHTWATCH programs, ie NCA assets.

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Utility / Re: 11175 USB
« on: June 26, 2020, 1726 UTC »
Any idea why the Skyking messages have ceased on HF?
There have been around 3 known Skyking messages for all of this year.


There have been notedly less skykings of late and that is actually a good thing.
I expect these flights to be done more with unmanned assets than ever before, and those that are manned will likely be kept far enough away from their elint targets to not trigger a reaction from said target. Reason being, the cia guy what planned eliminating that Iranian general in Iraq was allegedly shot down in a elint flight some months ago, I fully expected war over that one but so far little mention, relatively speaking, has been made in the news. If you were monitoring HFGCS when this took place, you might have caught the response to a skyking.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/27/afghanistan-taliban-claim-they-shot-down-us-air-force-plane-crash

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Other / Re: 17450 WhatzIT?
« on: June 23, 2020, 1750 UTC »
SKYNET!?!?!?!

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Utility / Re: 11175 USB
« on: June 23, 2020, 1747 UTC »
For the newbs;
BANK LOAN would be an E6 TACAMO (USN) or E4 NIGHTWATCH (USAF) checking into the NCA (National Command Authority) net on HF, they will also have a parallel network running on MILSTAR (EHF/laser satellite, use of this sat will be the obvious when the ac is offshore any real distance as some flights venture out off the coasts) and/or ground/air UHF MUX.

TWIN BED would be the current callsign of the corresponding ground comms unit supporting NCA flights via sat, UHF MUX and HF.

Some of these birds can take control of entire missile wings to launch ICBMs if needed, these flights will have to be within UHF range of the wings in question to exert control. Otherwise the flights orbit a loop (to keep that miles long trailing wire VLF antenna as vertical as possible) near a string of GEPs (Ground Entry Points) that have UHF MUX duplex capabilities including a T1 or better innernet line. The flights that venture out over the oceans will be using HF, MILSTAR, and as always VLF to the SSBNs patrolling the world.

:D

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HF Mystery Signals / Re: 9977 kHz at ~6kHz wide Data?
« on: June 19, 2020, 1732 UTC »
To me looks like psk modulated carriers, if the entire sig was captured could take a closer look at it.

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FM DX Loggings / Re: KOSU, 91.7 Oklahoma (heard in Dailey, WV)
« on: June 19, 2020, 1729 UTC »
The ducting has been crazy lately. Sometimes the locals are reinforced and boom in on the fringes, then dx moves in, fun fm dx time of the year for sure.

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U.S. federal, state and local government aircraft performing sensitive operations are now permitted to fly with their installed automatic dependent surveillance broadcast (ADS-B) position reporting electronics turned off, according to a new rule published by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Thursday.
https://www.aviationtoday.com/2019/07/23/new-rule-allows-military-aircraft-turn-ads-b-transmissions-off/

Building a Passive Radar System with RTL-SDR Dongles
https://www.rtl-sdr.com/building-a-passive-radar-system-with-an-rtl-sdr/

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