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Ethiopian jamming wiping out 40 meters

Oct 6th 2011, 04:37

W0BTU

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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There's an Eritrean AM broadcast station operating in the 40 meter phone bands. That wouldn't be so bad, but the Ethiopian jammer that follows them around regularly wipes out large sections of the spectrum.

Just now (0420 GMT) the jammer was S8 between 7166 and 7185. Almost 20 kHz of the phone band is being wiped out.

This subject comes up regularly on eHam, amfone, and QRZ.

I'm sure the ARRL already knows about this. Can anything be done about this?


EDIT (0600 GMT): Now the jammer is wiping out 7225 through 7237. (This is the highest frequency that I have observed them at.)

73, Mike
www.w0btu.com
Oct 6th 2011, 10:49

WB1GCM

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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I will pass this along to our OO coordinator, Chuck Skolaut, N0BOG.

WB1GCM

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