[RFI] Signal on 14.2 MHz

Tony Paredes mdqmon at gmail.com
Fri Oct 21 09:09:25 PDT 2011

Hi Karin et all

This also match with my bearing of 330 degrees from Mar Del Plata. Intesección point of 
the three lines is in the western part of Cuba, near Havana.
However, I do not think it's an OTHR, at least not like anyone I know.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Johnson, Karin" <Karin.Johnson at nielsen.com>
To: <rfi at contesting.com>
Sent: Friday, October 21, 2011 9:35 AM
Subject: [RFI] Signal on 14.2 MHz

> Hello All:
> I love a good mystery.  I've done a bit of research by looking around
> the internet at some sigint sites and other
> intruder watch sites.  The nearest I can figure is that this signal is a
> type of Over The Horizon Radar.  With the
> exception of the data from Pete N4ZR, which I'll try to explain in a
> minute, this signal is originating South to South East
> of my location in Florida.  I found an interesting website,
> www.gcmap.com  which will permit you enter locations at
> and have it plot the great circle path on a map.  By using the two
> bearing information's sent by two posters in response to
> my original post, 100 degrees from roughly SFO (San Francisco,CA)and 130
> degrees from roughly BNA(Nashville,TN), the
> bearings cross roughly in the vicinity of Cuba.  Of course this doesn't
> mean too  much but it does spark some interesting
> curiosity factors.   I'm not sure why Pete's bearing info pointed to the
> northwest, maybe backscatter at the time of day
> he looked at this signal.  Not really sure on my part.  Also from my
> location this signal does appear to go off the air approximately
> near early evening hours.  Although this could be propagation changing.
> I can't really be specific about this.
> Anyway with all this speculation on my part that is what I'm coming to
> the conclusion about this signal.  Way too much time
> On my hands, I need to get another hobby.
> Cheers All,
> Karin Anne Johnson  K3UU  P.E.
> Palm Harbor, Florida
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