Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Cool Link

Many of you know that I wear hearing aids....some of it likely from hereditary conditions, much of it from my time in the Navy. For just a little sense of what it might have been, tune in here to the Maritime Mobile Service Network between noon and 10PM to hear what listening to High Frequency (HF) radios sound like. I spent YEARS with tight headphones clamped to my head trying to make out human voices amidst the dirty noise on HF freqs.....

And for those of you who miss the Navy a bit, tune in for the memory.....

9 comments:

Al Fawisky said...

Say again, over.

Anonymous said...

What's your vector, Victor?

Doc Milnamo said...

CQ CQ CQ, this is KB2IYS, Kilo-Bravo-Two-India-Yankee-Sierra, KB2IYS calling CQ and standing by....

The Conservative Wahoo said...

Geek.

Doc Milnamo said...

Thank you. That's high praise indeed. Yutz!

Doc Milnamo said...

CW - Was your listening mostly USB/LSB and a bit of AM? Or, more spread around between the different modes? I know there was no CW, CW!

The Conservative Wahoo said...

I have no clue.

BigFred said...

Usually USB, and AM. Every once in a while Dual sideband, but less popular. There was CW in the way back machine. I always thought that the "scrambler" preable sounded like a donkey braying.

Doc Milnamo said...

FYI for anyone who goes to the Martime Net Link which CW posted, it is USB - Upper Side Band (supressed carrier)and the frequency 14.300MHz is in what is known as the 20 meter band which Amateur Radio operators use to great effect for worldwide communications. You'll here a few yobs now and then!

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