I am located on Long Island, New York.
Those pulses on 80 Meters are very loud here.
I copy them all the time.
73, Ted K2QMF
On Thu, 07 Oct 2004 05:37:36 -0700 dennis o'connor <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Anyone know the source of the pulsing tones on 80 meters?... It's not
> the old woodpecker, this one sounds like a digeri doo being pulsed
> about 2 times a second... It is there morning and night... It's
> crimping my weak signal dxing...
> This morning 80 sounded dead, just static crashes to S7 (with the
> preamp off and the RF gain dialed back) <and the digeri doo
> So in boredom I sat there a while sending CQ into a dead band...
> as I reached over to punch the power button to the amp and shut
> down, I
> thought I heard a really weak signal coming back, I mean right down
> the noise - thought I was hallucinating at first, you know how it is
> after a contest and you are trying to go to sleep and the
> is sending code - I wasn't sure the signal was really there or if my
> brain was morphing static into code... Probably took twenty repeats
> get his call.. It was JA1HQT... I gave him a 449 but he was more
> a 329... The strangest part of the qso is one time, for just one
> ' Q', the signal was literally S9+20 (even with the preamp off and
> backed off)... Here I am with my hands squeezing the head set
> my ears to try and pull the call out of the static crashes, and this
> blasts me backwards in my chair and leaves my ears ringing...
> stuff, this radio business.. Shut the radio off and walked outside
> a gorgeous sunrise, not a bad way to start the day...
> Denny/Doc - K8DO
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