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Author Topic: U.S. Building Advanced Over-The-Horizon Radar On Palau  (Read 184 times)

Offline ChrisSmolinski

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Re: U.S. Building Advanced Over-The-Horizon Radar On Palau
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2023, 1955 UTC »
Shows that we are finally getting serious about the Chinese and N. Korean activities, but it does make you wonder what HF FREQ´s will get ripped by this?
Since I did electrical training, for being an electrician, decades ago, I thought that I could always fall-back on that. Besides, what other field can you use trade terms like nipples, hickeys, and making male / female connections, without getting into trouble at work?

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Re: U.S. Building Advanced Over-The-Horizon Radar On Palau
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2023, 0519 UTC »
Interesting. I thought the US already had some OTHR facilities in operation somewhere?

I sometimes hear OTHR, usually very weak, in the SW bands (31 meters mainly), from time to time, but nothing like the famed Russian Woodpecker in the 1980s.

One thing in OTHR's favor I suppose is that HF isn't quite as crowded as it was several decades ago.
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