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PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1092

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1092 Release Date: February 1, 2020 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Dave Wilson, WA2HOY, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Fred Fitte, NF2F, Paul Kolacki, K2FX, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS. Running […]

New Russian Arctic Over-the-Horizon Radars Set for 2017 Startup

According to media accounts, more long-range, new over-the-horizon (OTH) radars that can identify aerial and sea targets hundreds of miles away are scheduled to begin operation next year in the Russian Arctic. It’s doubtful, however, that the news heralds the return of interference on the level of that generated by the so-called “Russian Woodpecker” OTH […]

via the ARRL: Woodpecker Antenna Becomes Drone Obstacle Course

Veteran hams remember the infamous “Russian Woodpecker” over-the-horizon radar that wreaked havoc on the HF bands in years past. Recently, Anthony Cake, HB9EIG/G1RUL (son of Brian Cake, KF2YN, author of ARRL’s Antenna Designer’s Notebook), journeyed to one of the antenna sites in Ukraine to use it as an obstacle course for drone flying. via American […]