ALE doesn't sweep it sends on particular (selected channels) for a
given net in selected from a predetermined list and in conjunction
with predictions from a propagation program.
You can hear typical ALE here (I think there is more than one type).
Sounds like an alien ray gun!
from this collection
On Dec 6, 2007, at 5:13 PM, Stuart Rohre wrote:
> I wonder if sweeps are also used by Automatic Link Establishment
> There is some work going on with them near the ham bands,
> especially Air
> Force MARS. (Army MARS has just discontinued their ALE program).
Paul, W9AC said:
> Perhaps my location is unusually sensitive to the sweeps,
I suspect it must be ground wave range for you. There's no NVIS on
40. Or perhaps you are just right for skip from the source right now.
> but I am a bit
> astonished that this deliberate interference is allowed to persist
> the clock, albeit in short bursts. No station identification seems
> to be
> required either. Pretty amazing, but government organizations and
> military seems to qualify for special exemptions from "good operating
How would you ID a sweep? Really fast CW :-)
For sounders that's just the way it is.
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