Russian Woodpecker antenna

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  1. sdsnet

    sdsnet NRA Member CLM

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    And your neighbors think YOU have a big antenna! Some of you remember hearing the signals that used to come out of Russia that hams "lovingly" called the "woodpecker". During the 60s and 70s, this over the horizon radar, which was aimed over the north pole to watch for any US missile launches, made quite a racket on the ham bands. Now, here's your chance to take a look at the antenna that was used, which was fed by several 75 KW transmitters.

    http://foto.cqham.ru/showphoto.php?photo=3571