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North American Shortwave Pirate / Re: 6923u yes 6923 !
« on: June 28, 2010, 0251 UTC »
I've got something there, but it's hard to make out.
Might be DSB, because I hear something on the other side around 6.924L.  AM tunes to something, but not making it through the noise well using AM mode.

Can detect nothing on LSB on the 756ProII with 6923.22 on the dial ...

North American Shortwave Pirate / Re: 6923u yes 6923 !
« on: June 28, 2010, 0247 UTC »
I've got something there, but it's hard to make out
Try 6923.09 kHz ... otherwise I could not copy either ..

Geez ... their freq shifted ... now 6923.24 ...

more to follow

0244z / 9:44 PM CDT some music, but, without zero beating it's tough to copy

Freq looks to be 6923.09 kHz

0230z / 9:30 PM CDT more music ... "I can let your heart ..."

0234z / 9:34 PM CDT end of tune ... silence for 20 secs ... 30 secs ...

0222z / 9:22 PM CDT program continues?

0225z / 9:25 PM CDT end of song ... still quiet ~1 min later ...

0228z / 9:28 PM CDT still quiet ...

Have it here (upstate SC) 6.925
decent signal - S8 on the meter, SINPO approx 44334

Missed sign-on - came back to the room and it was playing
One song then apparently off at 02:16

No sign-on that I could note (had rig parked on 6925) ...

Good signal here too despite the QRN (static crashes)

more to follow

First song - light pop melody ...

a few tens of seconds of dead air (no sound) ...

dead air (no signal) continuing through 0218 z /  9:18 PM CDT

Was that it?


- Copied 4096.60 "T" CW beacon.

If you can get the 4096 T beacon you can probably get the 4102.8 T beacon also.  They originate from the same transmitter and use the same antenna.  If you look closely you will see the 4096 is on when the 4102.8 is off, and the other way round.  The transmitter is actually never turning off, just shifting freq back and forth from one to the other.

Interesting info (the off-shift-on business).

Also, I copied 4102.8 I think the day before:


I'm just within range of propagation (at night/early morning) for these '80 Meter' beacons.

Of course, aside from issues of cell site saturation, the fact remains that most cell traffic these days (and probably regular landline voice service as well) is handled by the same data backbone that moves regular Internet traffic around. 

Leased circuits; ranging from true "T1" circuits (T3/DS3 etc) to Frame Relay to some true TCP/IP data pipes ... it depends on the 'internal construct' of the telco carrier one is arranging a circuit with ... legacy systems still have DSX (digital cross connects) back at the bigger switching centers so naturally we're talking T1/DS1 circuit sizes as a minimum and aggregation up from there ... I don't expect cessation of such leased circuits to be affected.

Onto the meat of the subject of "network shutdown": This 'kill' will/should be aimed at the 'consumer' level; your services, the public in general, will have 'services' restricted ... don't expect all law-enforcement to be without, certain 'critical' functions in the community or state will not be without, there will be 'service' available for those with 'clearance' or need as it relates to 'security' ... just not the 'average Joe'.

If they shut *everything* down (internet, telecom incl classic land-line and cellular/PCS services), how are they going to make the 'call' (to all the NOCs) to tell everybody to turn it back up?

A conundrum ...

There's always been a "kill switch" - it just wasn't centralized ;)

It used to take up to 10 hours to bring down the net.

Ham radio is indispensible in emergency situations. Too bad it's no longer looked at as a useful tool in many cities.

If you figure every MSA/BTA (Metropolitan Statistical Area, Basic Trading Area, etc,) has one NOC (Network operations center) for every company's (as there are often more than one 'carrier' in an area):

a) cellular system
b) standard telecom system (phone company switches in an area) and this would also include any Frame Relay other 'leased' point to point circuits they are 'tariffed' to provide,
c) TCP/IP traffic and Internet 'providers'  (local wireless point - point services)
d) LD (Long distance) 'providers' (whose lease large amounts of BW or circuit-time from the big boys)
e) Misc nation-wide services like paging (yes, there are paging services still available, and some are even 2-way data capable) and Satellite Phones (several providers here)

It would, at present, take a 'phone call' to each of these NOC (centers) to initiate shutdown procedures ... in old Motorola/DSC Corporation (Digital Switch Corp) terminology the term would be OOS (Out-Of-Service) the switch, in Ericsson terminology it would be 'block' the switch to cease 'call carrying' ...

Sure, the methodology has existed, it's part of the basic operations in each of telecom's components (switch, DSX, routed, etc.) ... now 'government', seeking ever-more control will formalize the methodology.

In Pakistan they practiced this technique each time Musharraf flew into/out of an airport to suppress the possibility of assassination/the setting off of bombs ingress/egress route; they would 'block' the cellular switches from carrying traffic.

So, the concepts are nothing new; the formalization of this level of control in the land of the free and the home of the brave is though ...

Wow ... here in Texas I can detect the presence of the carrier and that is about it!

Some fair amount of QRN (static crashes) as we have a big line of T-showers to our west oriented N-S.

Freq = 6924.7 as you say ...

North American Shortwave Pirate / Re: Radio Ronin 6925.0 AM
« on: June 27, 2010, 1532 UTC »
Shoot! I missed them! Thanks for posting this.
  yeah, their still on at 1450

I've been listening to 6925 -

- I am just too far west for 'propagation'/present ionospheric conditions for RRS this morning then.

North American Shortwave Pirate / Re: Radio Ronin 6925.0 AM
« on: June 27, 2010, 1444 UTC »
Shoot! I missed them! Thanks for posting this.

Obama Internet kill switch plan approved by US Senate

By Grant Gross
Published: 11:02 GMT, 25 June 10

A US Senate committee has approved a wide-ranging cybersecurity bill that some critics have suggested would give the US president the authority to shut down parts of the Internet during a cyberattack.

Senator Joe Lieberman and other bill sponsors have refuted the charges that the Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act gives the president an Internet "kill switch." Instead, the bill puts limits on the powers the president already has to cause "the closing of any facility or stations for wire communication" in a time of war, as described in the Communications Act of 1934, they said ...


The bill, introduced earlier this month, would establish a White House Office for Cyberspace Policy and a National Center for Cybersecurity and Communications, which would work with private US companies to create cybersecurity requirements for the electrical grid, telecommunications networks and other critical infrastructure.

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And, one of the reasons I support HF Ham radio. Maintaining a repeater that is also capable of being cross-connected to the PSTN and other bands and even to HF also would keep communications going in the even of unforeseen circumstances.

Besides, the cellular networks *do* become 'clogged' during any kind of emergency, including relatively minor events like big fires, ice storms/other local wx events and one of the reasons our local Fox TV network station still maintains their conventional UHF radio network (for chopper and ground ENG ops) - the facilities like cellular (or the 'internet') could fail, or, be cut off in the event of some sort of governmental emergency declaration. I have heard on more than one occasion then Fox ENG (Electronic News Gathering) reporter comment that "I can't get through on cellular".


And - I gotta bail -

Someone pick it up, pls. TNX

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