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ANTENTOP- 01- 2006, # 008
Radio Signals out of
Some information: It was the reform of amateurs callsgns in the USSR in second half of 80-s. Prefix
UK that belonged to club station
was replaced to UZ. Next reform in 1992 changed
Ukrainian prefix UB to UR,
So, it was the first half of 90-s, near , 40- meters band. A
strange silence was in the band and only one club station UK5xxx
(CALL THAT DOES NOT EXIST FROM 1986) called CQ on SSB in
the band. At first I have thought what it is a pirate, but do
not care, anyway only the station in the band, so I made QSO with
it. After that I had listen the station. I hear another club station
UK3xxx that has called this UK5xxx. Usual QSO, they talk about
ham radio. A bit later UB5xxx (the call does not exist from 1993)
has joined to UK5xxx and UK3xxx... So, three ham stations with
invalid callsigns were in the Air. It looks like a pirate round
I decided to call the stations again and anyway ask
them about their strange callsigns.
However after my transmission the Air was empty. I did not hear
the stations which had "59+"
strength just a minute ago. I check the band from down to up one
more times- nobody is at the band. However, the 40 meters begun
to rustle and while some time I could hear usual for the 40 meters
amateur stations with valid callsigns.
May be the strange signs from the past can explain
us the phenomenon LDE.
I very remember a story that a military radio operator
told me (see reference 1). Of course, he had remembered the case
very often because it saved his live. He told me that not only
he received LDE, lots military radio operators has received LDE.
However almost nobody gave a report about it. It was unsafe for
radio operators, because the operators who heard the LDE usually
had disappeared in KGB's room after their reports.
I. G.: I repeat the story here. The radio
operator missed an important radio message from headquarter,
because his radio equipment had unexpected problems. After he
had repaired his radio station the reception period of the message
was already over. It was wartime and a severe punishment were
ordered for missing a radio message especially if it happened
by fault of radio operator. What was a great surprise for him
when 15 minutes after he had repaired his station he again heard
the headquarter message. He successfully copied the message.
A bit later he met the headquarter radio operator and asked
him why the message was transmitted twice. No way, I transmitted
it only one time, told him the radio operator.
This radio operator told me a strange story about his
friend, also a former ww-2 military operator. He had obtained
a ham licence after the ww-2, and in one day he heard in the Air
military callsigns of his ww-2 friends.
He not only heard the callsigns, he
managed do QSO with the stations, with the stations from ww-2.
After that he gave up amateur radio and gave his equipment to
Some phenomenon at radio wave propagation the signs
from past can explain. For example, it is one- way propagation.
You can hear strong station at the band (sometimes DX, sometimes
local) but can not do QSO with the stations. However, may be the
stations are not from our present time, may be the stations are
in the past or in the future.
There is still material thing that can confirm a radio
communication with stations working from the past or from the
future. Radio amateur can do QSO with such station (from past
or future) ever without suspecting that the station works not
from his/her time. He/she send a QSL- card and then has received
back the QSL card with note: the station
is closed a long time ago (QSO with the past), no such station
yet (QSO with the future). Sometimes during a QSO somebody told
you that we already have had QSO, moreover, he has found the QSO
in his log.
Very interesting facts about reception of TV telecasts
from other time could be found at the radio amateurs, which take
interest in reception of far TV. In 50- 60-s in the USSR lots amateurs took interest
in far TV. In those times the amateurs sometimes had received
strange telecasts. One my friend told me about the telecasts.
At the telecasts some usual things may have strange look, people
were dressed completely on other than in those times, clock at
studio shows not correct time (of course due time zone the hour
hand not correspond to time at the receiving side, but minute
hand also does not correspond!). He, as well as others amateurs,
took picture from TV screen and exchanged by the pictures with
his friends. His friends also had received such strange TV.
these strange photos now are in KGB. Approximately in middle
of 70-s of the 20 century in USSR
the reception of far TV was forbidden. Soviet people could not
have seen TV from capitalistic countries. Soviet radio amateur
magazine Radio had ceased to publish the circuit of TVs and
antennas for far TV. Books and stuff about far TV were withdrawn
from soviet libraries. Articles in newspapers and magazines
about disgusting capitalistic TV became
a usual matter.