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Re: [CQ-Contest] More-on WOODPECKER

To: <cq-contest@contesting.com>,"VR2BrettGraham" <vr2bg@harts.org.hk>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] More-on WOODPECKER
From: "Don Moman" <ve6jy@3web.com>
Reply-to: Don Moman <ve6jy@rac.ca>
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2005 21:26:44 -0000
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Skolaut, Chuck K0BOG <cskolaut@arrl.org>  is the ARRL IARU monitoring
person.   Reports originating in the USA should go to him.    In addition to
the usual signal parameters, a quick screen capture of one of the MANY
spectral analysis programs out there  (one of my favorites is Spectran) can
prove to be a valuable fingerprint on the signal and help determine if we
all are hearing the same (or not) signal.

I have not received any reports of this in Canada but I will turn the beam
in that direction one of these mornings and see what I hear.

Regarding the SuperDARN radars mentioned earlier, they are listed as
operating from 8 to 20 mhz.  http://radar2.usask.ca/about.html
I know  one of the persons (an amateur and contester) involved at one of the
sites nearby and am quite sure SuperDARN would not be transmitting in any
amateur band.

Don Moman  VE6JY
RAC IARU Monitoring Co-ordinator    >

----- Original Message -----
From: "VR2BrettGraham" <vr2bg@harts.org.hk>
To: <cq-contest@contesting.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 21, 2005 18:28
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] More-on WOODPECKER

> N7MAL added:
> >I am fairly active on 40m. If there were a reporting system somewhere
> >is the report I would provide for this morning(I did spot it on the
> >  At 1230Z the Woodpecker was really going strong. The freq starts at
> > roughly 6980 and goes up beyond 7025. The center, if you can call it
> > that, seems to be between 7005/7006. Interestingly underneath the racket
> > I can hear JA's calling CQ. The signal strength, of the racket, is well
> > over S-9 and the JA's seem to have their normal signals. Either they are
> > not hearing it, as strongly as I am, or they are ignoring it.
> This, along with W5VX's report & others from W6, W7 & VE7 suggest
> we are hearing different things.  What we hear out here starts close
> to the band edge & peters out around 7070, or sometimes 7030-7100 kc.
> Once it was as wide as 6990-7110 or so.
> If someone could make a quick recording of what is being heard over
> there & send it to me, it would be appreciated.
> As for reporting, cluster spots at this stage might be best as they
> are likely to be seen by others who might be able to help.  More
> specific reports from USA should be sent to ARRL (they must have
> IARU Monitoring Service interface somewhere).  Good data points
> on Asian stuff I know would be welcome at <intruders@wia.org.au>.
> The 40m Woodpecker(s) look to be a serious threat to the
> radiosporting & DXing communities in particular, as we're going to
> have a hard time hearing each other through these things. |^(
> 73, VR2BrettGraham
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