Forgot Password? Bureaucrats, vintage equipment and a visit to Radio Moscow make Russian radio a vacation to remember. Ah, the hobby of Amateur Radio! How many fond memories do you have of time spent exploring the many aspects of this hobby? How many of us have found knowledge, careers, lifelong friends and many priceless memories?
Why that moniker? Well the signal emitted a sound pattern of its transmitted pulses at HF frequencies that was heard on worldwide shortwave radios to the annoyance of HAM operators. You can hear the sound of the Woodpecker signal on YouTube here. A backplane axel reflector of small wires is seen left of center, most clearly at the bottom of the image. This RADAR system was an early warning anti-ballistic missile radar system that was put into operation in late —-based in Chernobyl. The signal was typically broadcast for 10, 16 and 20 times per second and then followed by a 72 ms silent period.
Ed revealed and relived what Ham radio life was like for him and all the Hams in the USSR under the totally controlling, violent and corrupt Communist regime. Many of his disclosures and photos, including personal stories, were being made public for the first time. Stunning and shocking, with the KGB always looming over Ed and his activies. An amazing glimpse of how Ed, one of the very few Russian speaking Ham radio operators in the U. While traveling with Ed on a number of business trips to Russia as well as one solo trip, Phil was one of the first American citizens to learn about the new Russia immediately after and during its earliest days of transition from Communism to a Democratic capitalist system.