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Offline Yardley

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Chinese surveillance balloon
« on: February 04, 2023, 2113 UTC »

It has to transmit and receive.

Has anyone been able to hear anything from this thing?

Remembering Sputnik, I'm very surprised the amateur radio/monitoring community hasn't been all over this.

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Re: Chinese surveillance balloon
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2023, 2123 UTC »
They shot it down off the coast of Carolina today, looks like your too late.
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Re: Chinese surveillance balloon
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2023, 0202 UTC »
Yes, but it is still possible someone was able to hear something, if it was indeed communicating.
Hope someone will "rise" to the occasion, and not be full of "hot air"!  ;)

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Re: Chinese surveillance balloon
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2023, 1518 UTC »
Sputnik "beeped" in the MW band. It was the USSR's way of saying, "Up yours, America!" every time it went over.

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Re: Chinese surveillance balloon
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2023, 1539 UTC »
Sputnik "beeped" in the MW band. It was the USSR's way of saying, "Up yours, America!" every time it went over.
Sputnik "beeped" on 20 & 40 MHz;
The only "beeping" on MW was as to why Ike was out playing golf while the Russians were preparing a satellite. 
« Last Edit: February 06, 2023, 1609 UTC by sat_dxer »
Most times & frequencies posted are only an approximation.

Luv to stare at those blinking satellite lights

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Re: Chinese surveillance balloon
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2023, 2203 UTC »
Sputnik "beeped" in the MW band. It was the USSR's way of saying, "Up yours, America!" every time it went over.
Sputnik "beeped" on 20 & 40 MHz;
The only "beeping" on MW was as to why Ike was out playing golf while the Russians were preparing a satellite.

Ike was cool like that. He'd won the war in Europe, he wasn't sweating a metal cantaloupe with whiskers circling overhead.

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Re: Chinese surveillance balloon
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2023, 1831 UTC »
Dunno if they still have the links up but the balloons were commercially available worldwide, however chicom mil modified theirs a bit, theirs had things they could deploy/eject, among other goodies. I presume the balloons used sats to communicate the imint/sigint harvest back to Peking.
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