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Author Topic: UNID 6925 USB 1500 UTC 3 FEB 2023  (Read 951 times)

Offline Nomadiq

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UNID 6925 USB 1500 UTC 3 FEB 2023
« on: February 03, 2023, 1500 UTC »
SSTV after some tune up and music

« Last Edit: February 03, 2023, 1513 UTC by Skipmuck »
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Re: UNID 6925 USB 15000 UTC 3 FEB 2023
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2023, 1501 UTC »
1501 SSTV S5
1503 CW
« Last Edit: February 03, 2023, 1503 UTC by hsmith77 »
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Re: UNID 6925 USB 1500 UTC 3 FEB 2023
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2023, 1505 UTC »
1503 UTC CW strong here but didn't have CW Decoder running
« Last Edit: February 03, 2023, 1512 UTC by Skipmuck »
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Re: UNID 6925 USB 1500 UTC 3 FEB 2023
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2023, 1542 UTC »
That's the Chinese Spy Balloon. It's somewhere over the Northern U.S. They probably want to check out all that land they bought near that
airbase in the Dakota's? The sweat band of my red cap says it's nothing to worry about, Space Force will take care of it soon and bigly.

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Re: UNID 6925 USB 1500 UTC 3 FEB 2023
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2023, 1559 UTC »
According to the news the President scramble US jets to take it down but the Pentagon said no. it was also said that it was over US Nuclear Silos 1 to 2 days before the media released the news  >:(
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Re: UNID 6925 USB 1500 UTC 3 FEB 2023
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2023, 1713 UTC »
According to the news the President scramble US jets to take it down but the Pentagon said no. it was also said that it was over US Nuclear Silos 1 to 2 days before the media released the news  >:(

Which news? Everything I've seen says it's no big deal.
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Re: UNID 6925 USB 1500 UTC 3 FEB 2023
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2023, 2101 UTC »
FOX News

Some, including Republican lawmakers from Montana have called on the federal government to shoot the balloon down.

"Shoot down the balloon. Cancel Blinkenís trip. Hold China accountable," Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley wrote in a tweet. "Biden is letting China walk all over us. Itís time to make America strong again."
Secretary of State Antony Blinken was scheduled to travel to Beijing this weekend to discuss the Russia-Ukraine war with Chinese officials and meet with President Xi.

Top Republicans on the House Foreign Affairs Committee demanded that Blinken confront Xi over the spy balloon during his trip, calling it an "unacceptable" violation of U.S. airspace and American sovereignty.

Other Republicans went further, with Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., saying, "Secretary Blinken should cancel his trip to China."
this was what I saw this morning. Glad it's nothing now lol.

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Re: UNID 6925 USB 1500 UTC 3 FEB 2023
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2023, 2130 UTC »
Ah. The usual fearmongers. As if surveillance flights aren't completely routine. Who's falling for this nonsense?
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Re: UNID 6925 USB 1500 UTC 3 FEB 2023
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2023, 2215 UTC »
Ah. The usual fearmongers. As if surveillance flights aren't completely routine. Who's falling for this nonsense?

Actually no. That types of surveillance went out with the 60's, after the loss of many aircraft and men.
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Re: UNID 6925 USB 1500 UTC 3 FEB 2023
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2023, 2219 UTC »
Actually no. That types of surveillance went out with the 60's, after the loss of many aircraft and men.

The balloon isn't manned. There are also satellites.

Air surveillance is as old as flight, and everyone in authority, defense, and intelligence knows all about it and deals with it accordingly. Don't fall for the media hype. This is what they do when the news is slow.

This won't be something I won't debate further. See you in the chat hopefully, so we can admire your great SSTV reception in real time.
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Re: UNID 6925 USB 1500 UTC 3 FEB 2023
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2023, 2223 UTC »
Just saying "Open Skies" I'm done also.
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Re: UNID 6925 USB 1500 UTC 3 FEB 2023
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2023, 2323 UTC »
If it comes over my house, I've got my trusty antenna hanging Wrist-Rocket and a bunch of lead weights from before the ban on them. That thing is coming down.

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Re: UNID 6925 USB 1500 UTC 3 FEB 2023
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2023, 2359 UTC »
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Re: UNID 6925 USB 1500 UTC 3 FEB 2023
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2023, 0016 UTC »
If it comes over my house, I've got my trusty antenna hanging Wrist-Rocket and a bunch of lead weights from before the ban on them. That thing is coming down.

Do you need a license? There's a town east of Denver that was issuing them for drones. Not sure if they are still doing so, and I've not heard if anyone managed to bag one lawfully with theirs.
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Re: UNID 6925 USB 1500 UTC 3 FEB 2023
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2023, 0020 UTC »
Molvania is pioneering some of the most advanced military balloon technology ever (aside from Space Force).

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