Noise on shortwave (it's not manmade, heres why: )

Noise on shortwave (it's not manmade, heres why: )

Post by tommyknocke » Wed, 21 Jan 2004 10:52:00

For a week now most stations on shortwave seem to be just below the
intelligibility threshold. It's not just the ones I tune into regularly,
like Spain (which hasn't come in readable since last Tuesday), I was
DXing 60m around 1530 UTC this morning (January 19) and I was getting a
lot of All India Radio relays, except I couldn't make out the words,
even when Passport says they're in English! Not only that, I've been
having reception problems with Lo-VHF TV (US channels 2-6, about 60-88
Mhz) that started around the same time. It's not a manmade sounding
noise, it's just LOUD background static. I tried walking around with my
portable and nothing stood out as an obvious noisemaker. Any ideas?
 
 
 

Noise on shortwave (it's not manmade, heres why: )

Post by Diverd47 » Wed, 21 Jan 2004 11:10:39


The Ionospheres gone Walkabout...

Easy stuff is not so easy anymore..
wait
It'll change...



>For a week now most stations on shortwave seem to be just below the
>intelligibility threshold. It's not just the ones I tune into regularly,
>like Spain (which hasn't come in readable since last Tuesday), I was
>DXing 60m around 1530 UTC this morning (January 19) and I was getting a
>lot of All India Radio relays, except I couldn't make out the words,
>even when Passport says they're in English! Not only that, I've been
>having reception problems with Lo-VHF TV (US channels 2-6, about 60-88
>Mhz) that started around the same time. It's not a manmade sounding
>noise, it's just LOUD background static. I tried walking around with my
>portable and nothing stood out as an obvious noisemaker. Any ideas?

 
 
 

Noise on shortwave (it's not manmade, heres why: )

Post by Diverd47 » Wed, 21 Jan 2004 11:21:48

Check this out..

http://www.anarc.org/naswa/issues/0796/tech0796.html



>For a week now most stations on shortwave seem to be just below the
>intelligibility threshold. It's not just the ones I tune into regularly,
>like Spain (which hasn't come in readable since last Tuesday), I was
>DXing 60m around 1530 UTC this morning (January 19) and I was getting a
>lot of All India Radio relays, except I couldn't make out the words,
>even when Passport says they're in English! Not only that, I've been
>having reception problems with Lo-VHF TV (US channels 2-6, about 60-88
>Mhz) that started around the same time. It's not a manmade sounding
>noise, it's just LOUD background static. I tried walking around with my
>portable and nothing stood out as an obvious noisemaker. Any ideas?

 
 
 

Noise on shortwave (it's not manmade, heres why: )

Post by Markea » Wed, 21 Jan 2004 11:54:39

Maybe HAARP shakin things up a bit?


Quote:> For a week now most stations on shortwave seem to be just below the
> intelligibility threshold. It's not just the ones I tune into
> regularly, like Spain (which hasn't come in readable since last
> Tuesday), I was DXing 60m around 1530 UTC this morning (January 19)
> and I was getting a lot of All India Radio relays, except I couldn't
> make out the words, even when Passport says they're in English! Not
> only that, I've been having reception problems with Lo-VHF TV (US
> channels 2-6, about 60-88 Mhz) that started around the same time.
> It's not a manmade sounding noise, it's just LOUD background static.
> I tried walking around with my portable and nothing stood out as an
> obvious noisemaker. Any ideas?

 
 
 

Noise on shortwave (it's not manmade, heres why: )

Post by Charle » Wed, 21 Jan 2004 12:31:59

It's time for that dreaded ionosphere pukefest.

Stay tuned...once it hits bottom, it'll only get better.


Quote:> For a week now most stations on shortwave seem to be just below the
> intelligibility threshold. It's not just the ones I tune into regularly,
> like Spain (which hasn't come in readable since last Tuesday), I was
> DXing 60m around 1530 UTC this morning (January 19) and I was getting a
> lot of All India Radio relays, except I couldn't make out the words,
> even when Passport says they're in English! Not only that, I've been
> having reception problems with Lo-VHF TV (US channels 2-6, about 60-88
> Mhz) that started around the same time. It's not a manmade sounding
> noise, it's just LOUD background static. I tried walking around with my
> portable and nothing stood out as an obvious noisemaker. Any ideas?

 
 
 

Noise on shortwave (it's not manmade, heres why: )

Post by Dale Parfit » Wed, 21 Jan 2004 22:41:21


Quote:> For a week now most stations on shortwave seem to be just below the
> intelligibility threshold. It's not just the ones I tune into regularly,
> like Spain (which hasn't come in readable since last Tuesday), I was
> DXing 60m around 1530 UTC this morning (January 19) and I was getting a
> lot of All India Radio relays, except I couldn't make out the words,
> even when Passport says they're in English! Not only that, I've been
> having reception problems with Lo-VHF TV (US channels 2-6, about 60-88
> Mhz) that started around the same time. It's not a manmade sounding
> noise, it's just LOUD background static. I tried walking around with my
> portable and nothing stood out as an obvious noisemaker. Any ideas?

I would be suspicious of this. Power line arcing energy peaks in the low VHF
range ( 40-80 MHz). Sure souns like that to me. Put your TV on CH2 and
connect an outside antenna or perhaps rabbit ears. If you see 2 noise bars
slowly rolling up the screen you have found the offender- now to locate it.

Dale W4OP

 
 
 

Noise on shortwave (it's not manmade, heres why: )

Post by Dxluv » Thu, 22 Jan 2004 08:33:18

Quote:> I tried walking around with my
>portable and nothing stood out as an obvious noisemaker. Any ideas?

It's called HAARP transmitting ungodly amounst of RF into/or in the ionsphere
IMO.
 
 
 

Noise on shortwave (it's not manmade, heres why: )

Post by Dxluv » Thu, 22 Jan 2004 08:36:44

Quote:>Maybe HAARP shakin things up a bit?

See.  There you go.  Smart poster.  They had me slammed the other night on my
Hammarlund, no amount of 'crystal selectivity' or 'limiter on' took care of it.

HAARP is doing VERY VERY  bad things for us radio listeners,  and unfortunately
there's nothing that can be done. :-(