WA3YRE, Mar 5, 2019 #62. Home Forums > QRZ Newsroom > Amateur Radio News > Tour the Russian 'Woodpecker' (DUGA): Featured in CNN Travel News. In wide shots, its structure was used to create CGI images of the superstructure and several close-up scenes were shot directly at its location. The bro… Sign In. Having obtained my ham radio license in the 1980's I was well familiar with the Woodpecker. Already have an account? At one time there was speculation that several transmitters were in use.[5]. If you could peak their signal and your return by rotating your beam, all the better. ?”, then they'd start again and the self-annointed jammers would start. It's simply “ham radio” or “amateur radio.”. has a plot focused on the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant and the nuclear accident there. Amateur Radio Newsletter We never share your e-mail address. As more information about the signal became available, its purpose as a radar signal became increasingly obvious. On July 4, 1976, the Soviets began generating powerful electromagnetic transmissions, that were dubbed "The Russian Woodpecker" by western ham radio operators. Although the reasons for the eventual shutdown of the Duga systems have not been made public, the changing strategic balance with the end of the Cold War in the late 1980s likely had a major part to play. Although there were Duga sites in other Soviet republics, so who knows which ones we were hearing? Sometimes, the buzzer signal is interrupted and a voice transmission in Russian takes place. They formed a club called The Russian Woodpecker Hunting Club. What was annoying about the Russian Woodpecker was how much RF spectrum it took up, and my radio didn't have a “noise blanker” which might have helped. “Plug” meant “a telegraph operator, who lacks ability.”. Why that moniker? It is also 99% in Russian language with English sub titles. {* #signInForm *} When a second Woodpecker appeared, this one located in eastern Russia but also pointed toward the US and covering blank spots in the first system's pattern, this conclusion became inescapable. It appears to have been permanently deactivated, since their continued maintenance did not figure in the negotiations between Russia and Ukraine over the active Dnepr early warning radar systems at Mukachevo and Sevastopol. We've sent an email with instructions to create a new password. The film includes interviews with the commander of the Duga, Vladimir Musiets, as well as the Vice-Commander, the Head of the Data Center, and others involved in building and operating the radar. The Duga at Chernobyl was the focus of the 2015 documentary film, The Russian Woodpecker, by Chad Gracia. So it didn't surprise me to find another unpleasant signal on the bands. Hardware-in-the-loop or digital twin: Use one, both, or neither? [7][page needed]. Transmission power on some woodpecker transmitters was estimated to be as high as 10 MW equivalent isotropically radiated power. Starting in 1976 a new and powerful radio signal was detected worldwide, and quickly dubbed the Woodpecker by amateur radio operators. is changing constantly), four frequencies that could have also been used on other areas of the HF band (8070, 8230, 8310 and 8260 kHz, for example) were all transmitted sequentially in each and every time window in intervals of 6 ms. In particular, its signal contained a clearly recognizable structure in each pulse, which was eventually identified as a 31-bit pseudo-random binary sequence, with a bit-width of 100 μs resulting in a 3.1 ms pulse. The Russian Woodpecker was a notorious Soviet radio signal that could be sporadically heard on the shortwave radio bands worldwide between July 1976 and December 1989. Triangulation by both amateur radio hobbyists and NATO quickly revealed the signals came from a location in present-day Ukraine, at the time called Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (part of USSR). “Ham” was in use already before 1901, before Marconi's trans-Atlantic transmission, when there were hardly any radio operators, amateur or otherwise. In Call of Duty: Black Ops, the map "Grid" is placed in Pripyat near the DUGA-1 array. eHam.net provides recognition and enjoyment to the people who use, contribute, and build the site. I didn't really look much further into it. N4AAB, Mar 5, 2019 #67. Secret Military Facility in the territory of exclusion zone. It was also speculated at that time, at least among radio amateurs, that this was an over-the-horizon radar. Beam it out, Russkis Chernobyl, after the explosion The Russian Woodpecker was a Soviet signal that could be heard on the shortwave radio bands worldwide between July 1976 and December 1989 – the latter date marking the collapse of the communist regime in the Soviet Union. A couple months ago I head what sounded a lot like the audio clips I have heard of the infamous signal on 40m band late at night. The repetitive frequency hops caused disruptions to legitimate broadcasts like oceanic commercial aviation communications, amateur radio operations, and utility transmissions. The signal was observed using three repetition rates: 10 Hz, 16 Hz and 20 Hz. {* optAgree *} TESLA Memorial HF CW Contest. The interference was accordingly dubbed the Russian Woodpecker, as amateur radio enthusiasts quickly triangulated the source to an area in what was then the USSR (in the modern day this is in the “three-corners” region where Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia meet). The unclaimed signal was a source for much speculation, giving rise to theories such as Soviet mind control and weather control experiments. We've sent you an email with instructions to create a new password. In its sequel Cold War, Duga is used as the location for a possible final mission. All of these reports were describing the same deployment, with the transmitter only a few kilometers southwest of Chernobyl (south of Minsk, northwest of Kyiv) and the receiver about 50 km (30 miles) northeast of Chernobyl (just west of Chernihiv, south of Gomel). Geographically, Ukranian, perhaps. Darth mate , all this has been floting around on the net for years "Russian woodpecker" is / was a "numbers station" aint just the ussr have them theres loads and quite a few are still going usa ,mi5 , mi6 ,french ,polish etc no one really knows . Two operational Duga radars were deployed, one near Chernobyl and Chernihiv in the Ukrainian SSR (present-day Ukraine), the other in eastern Siberia. : Shadow of Chernobyl was inspired by theories that Duga-1 was used for mind control, it does not take the form of the real array. If covered all of ham radio bands and well beyond. The distinct repetitive tapping noise was broadcast in shortwave radio bands (at a frequency power of over 10 MW in some cases) and quickly became nicknamed by listeners as “The Russian Woodpecker”. Folks were going about their electronic business in … From their own homes, many ham radio operators have quietly carried on an electronic war with the Soviet Union for the last six years and, in some cases, are winning. The Soviets had been working on early warning radar for their anti-ballistic missile systems through the 1960s, but most of these had been line-of-sight systems that were useful for rapid analysis and interception only. The 'Woodpecker' was a strong, fast repeating signal / racket that often wiped out amateur communications on 20m here in North America ... maybe other parts of the world as well. This RADAR system was an early warning anti-ballistic missile radar system that was put into operation in late 1971—-based in Chernobyl. Stop by booth 6510 I was an active ham in those days, and I remember them showing up in amateur bands all over HF. 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Their difficulties with it were in part caused by a loose coalition of amateur radio operators, many from Texas, jamming the h311 out of it whenever it intruded on the ham radio bands. "Duga", the steel giant near Chernobyl, Ukraine This giant wall of radar antenna was built as a cold war-era early warning radar system. The most common rate was 10 Hz, while the 16 Hz and 20 Hz modes were rather rare. Soviet, yes. [9] Core group members would frame the "Official Practice Target" in their radio shacks.[10]. Little is known about the power levels or Russian designation but it was probably a forerunner of the Duga radar systems. The game actually starts with the player ascending one of the pylons on a maintenance lift. At some point in 1976, a new and powerful radio signal was detected simultaneously worldwide, and quickly dubbed 'the Woodpecker' by amateur radio operators. During the 1970s and 80s Russia deployed their Over-the-Horizon Radar (OTHR) which ultimately became known as the “Russian Woodpecker” to HAM Radio enthusiasts worldwide. If you tuned into this movie hoping to learn something about the infamous Russian Woodpecker of the 1980's, you are in for a huge disappointment. This entry was posted in Ham Radio, News, Nostalgia, Photos, Radio History, Shortwave Radio, Travel and tagged Duga-2 Photos, Photos, Russian Woodpecker, Russian Woodpecker Photos, Stephen Cooper, The Russian Woodpecker on May 15, 2019 by Thomas. On the right side can be seen an array of pairs of cylindrical/conical cages; these are the driven elements, fed at the facing points with a form of ladder line suspended from stand-off platforms at the top right of the image. Confusion due to small differences in the reports being made from various sources led to the site being variously located near Kiev, Minsk, Chernobyl, Gomel or Chernihiv. The Duga radar is heavily featured in the virtual reality game Proze: Enlightenment, a suspense/puzzle game with the theory that the radar is being used by mind controlling experiments during the 1950-60s. Please confirm the information below before signing in. At the time, the Soviet early-warning satellitenetwork was not well developed. I was not a ham back then, but was an occasional SWL – shortwave listener. Over-the-Horizon Radar (translated by W. F. Barton) [ Norton, Mass. Several other theories were floated as well, including everything from jamming western broadcasts to submarine communications. The new Duga-1 systems used a transmitter and receiver separated by about 60 kilometres (37 mi).[4]. This site is located near Chernobyl. [15], Soviet over the horizon early warning radar, Woodpecker on shortwave radio interfering with, Learn how and when to remove this template message, "The "Russian" (sic) Woodpecker... 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The earliest found open source mention of a NATO Reporting Name for this system, a reference publication in print while the system was still active, unambiguously uses the term STEEL WORK. The signal was typically broadcast for 10, 16 and 20 times per second and then followed by a 72 ms silent period. cases, and broadcast in the shortwave radio bands. Enter your email below, and we'll send you another email. [New York: McGraw-Hill, 1990]. However, because of its distinctive transmission pattern, many experts and amateur radio hobbyists quickly realized it to be an over-the-horizon radar system. There were a number of transmission hopping and timing techniques that were used by the Soviets to avoid jamming of their transmit frequencies as well as to prevent spoofing of the received echoes. It is the Russian Woodpecker. Your existing password has not been changed. Even from the earliest reports it was suspected that the signals were tests of an over-the-horizon radar,[5] and this remained the most popular hypothesis during the Cold War. The Russian Woodpecker was a notorious Soviet radio signal that could be sporadically heard on the shortwave radio bands worldwide between July 1976 and December 1989. It sounded like a sharp, repetitive tapping noise, at 10 Hz, giving rise to the "Woodpecker" name. I do indeed remember hearing the Woodpecker and some of the talk about it. Home Forums > Discussion Forums > Ham Radio Discussions > Looking for Russian Woodpecker experts Discussion in ' Ham Radio Discussions ' started by WB9VPG , Mar 23, 2017 . So I wonder if the term “ham” was used not to refer to the interfering radio signals, but to the fact that some of those amateur radio people were new with Morse Code and they were sloppy at it. When their signal was coming in, SWLing was just about useless. It sounded like a sharp, repetitive tapping noise, at 10 Hz, giving rise to the "Woodpecker" name. [citation needed] Triangulation quickly revealed the signals came from Ukraine. AKA Woody Woodpecker. A Duga radar is featured in the 2017 game Player Unknown's Battlegrounds in a map which portrays a fictional Russian Military base. Duga-1 was built in northern Ukraine, between Liubech and Chernobyl-2. Home Forums > Discussion Forums > Ham Radio Discussions > Looking for Russian Woodpecker experts Discussion in ' Ham Radio Discussions ' started by WB9VPG , Mar 23, 2017 . The Duga radar is also featured in the films of the Divergent series, where it was used as the giant wall and fence surrounding the main city. Thanks for your feedback Dan. Even prior to 1976, a similar 'woodpecker' interference is remembered by radio … [14], A Duga radar is featured in the 2019 early access video game Chernobylite, a science-fiction survival horror experience, mixing free exploration with challenging combat, unique crafting, and non-linear storytelling. Folks were going about their electronic business in North America one day (July 4, 1976. Triangulation quickly revealed the signals came from Ukraine. The original Duga was supplanted by a pair of installations: western, Duga-1, and eastern, Duga-2. This massive antenna array once was known to cause interference on HF/shortwave frequencies. Enter your email below, and we'll send you another email. HF/ShortWave/HAM Radio Interference by id780 February 22, 2010. from YouTube Website . In the end maybe the “Russian Woodpecker” wasn't Russian at all. A couple months ago I head what sounded a lot like the audio clips I have heard of the infamous signal on 40m band late at night. ... Yaesu FTM-100DR Debut – Ham Radio 2.0: Episode 12. If you are wondering what Amateur Radio is about, it's basically a two way radio service where... jump to content. The signal became such a nuisance that some receivers used on amateur radio and television, began including 'Woodpecker Blankers' in their circuit designs, such as the Datong Model SRB2 Auto Woodpecker Blanker, in an effort to filter out the interference.[2]. The "Woodpecker" Tuning aid Most modern Amateur Radio operators, are well used to modern "no tune" transistorised rigs, but have problems when faced with the intricacies of tuning a … 3 thoughts on “ A close look at the Russian Woodpecker (Duga-3) ” Pingback: A close look at the Russian Woodpecker (Duga-3) – dxradio.de Tim Marecki August 10, 2017 at 7:28 am. Amateur radio operators in the United States dubbed it the Russian Woodpecker for the maddening, regular taps it emitted. None of these systems had the capability to provide early warning of a launch, within seconds or minutes of a launch, which would give the defences time to study the attack and plan a response. This huge radar complex was restored in 2002 after a fire seriously damaged it. It sounded like a sharp, repetitive tapping noise, at 10 Hz, giving rise to the "Woodpecker" name. Russian Woodpecker Starting in 1976 a new and powerful radio signal was detected worldwide, and quickly dubbed the Woodpecker by amateur radio operators. edit subscriptions. See my original article on this subject in the Spectrum Monitor. Transmission power on some woodpecker transmitters was estimated to be as … This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. You must Sign in or Sometimes this would shift to 20 or even 40hz, but mostly it was at 10. THE RUSSIAN WOODPECKER. Duga is able to track launches from the Far East and from submarines in the Pacific Ocean, as the missiles fly towards Novaya Zemlya in the Arctic Ocean. The random frequency hops disrupted legitimate broadcasts, amateur radio operations, oceanic commercial aviation communications, and utility transmissions, resulting in thousands of complaints by many countries worldwide. Operators who provide tours of Chernobyl and the surrounding areas are able to obtain the relevant paperwork. {| create_button |}, A nightmare for HAM Radio operators: The “Russian Woodpecker”, How to achieve fast charging with USB PD in portable devices, Beware of innumeracy in technical information, engineering numbers, COVID-19 vaccines and the science of objective and mandated progress. {* optShare *}, Created {| existing_createdDate |} at {| existing_siteName |}, {| connect_button |} You must verify your email address before signing in. my subreddits. The Ukrainian-developed computer game S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Kosolov, A. As early as 1963, or before, radio amateurs were calling this "the Russian Woodpecker"[citation needed]. The site is open for pre-arranged visits, for which a permit must be obtained in advance; it has been open since approximately 28 October 2013. Along with lots of other coded signals. I remember once hearing the Woodpecker stop, as if the operators were saying to each other “what the heck was that? Going to the 2019 Hamvention? {* signInEmailAddress *} The original Duga-1 site lies within the 30 kilometres (19 mi) Zone of Alienation around the Chernobyl power plant. The novel has been translated into French (with the title La Zone), and was published by French publishing house Arthaud (Groupe Flammarion). "Russian Woodpecker" At some point in 1976, a new and powerful radio signal was detected simultaneously worldwide, and quickly dubbed 'the Woodpecker' by amateur radio operators. Duga-2, the eastern system, is located near Komsomolsk-on-Amur in Khabarovsk Krai, with the receiver at 50°23′07.98″N 137°19′41.87″E / 50.3855500°N 137.3282972°E / 50.3855500; 137.3282972, some 30 kilometres (19 mi) southeast of the city, and the transmitter at 50°53′34.66″N 136°50′12.38″E / 50.8929611°N 136.8367722°E / 50.8929611; 136.8367722, 45 kilometres (28 mi) north of the city. Please check your email and click on the link to verify your email address. Russian radar - Over the horizon radar (ABM-2 or 'DUGA-3' OTHR). I remember quite well how much interference was caused by the woodpecker, and how frustrating it was when the woodpecker was in operation. Welcome to Reddit's own amateur (ham) radio club. {* currentPassword *}, {* optInRegistration *} The Russian Woodpecker was a notorious Soviet signal that could be heard on the shortwave radio bands worldwide between July 1976 and December 1989. 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