And You Thought HAARP Was Just Tinfoil?
January 23, 2008 12:47 PM   Subscribe

The HF Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) (a Google Video) radio signals are clearly heard in the 40 meter band, echoing off the Moon. This video shows S-meter readings as seen on a Yaesu FT-1000MP amateur radio (ham radio) transceiver located in San Jose, California. And of course a thorough explanation of what you are watching/hearing can be found on About the HAARP - LWA Moon Bounce Experiment.
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posted by loquacious at 1:07 PM on January 23, 2008

I picked up the 6.7925 signal myself here in Houston last Friday night, with an Eton E5 portable receiver and a random wire antenna. I was able to hear the skywave signal, but not the moonbounce. Stayed up late to try for the 7.4075 signal, but it was drowned out by a Mexican radio station.

I'm planning on sending them a QSL card so that I can have a semi-coveted one in return from HAARP.

They do these experiments every 3-5 years.
posted by mrbill at 1:11 PM on January 23, 2008

The email they sent in reply to signal reports, along with the postal address for QSLs:

Thank you for your participation in the HAARP-LWA Moon Bounce experiments of 19 and 20 January 2008. We have received over 1500 reports from amateur radio hams throughout the USA and other countries, including Sweden, Finland, Czech Republic, Italy, Russia, Ukraine, Argentina, Australia, Marshall Islands, Hawaii, and Japan. We apologize if we have not listed your country; we have not yet been able to review all reports. These reports will help us to understand the propagation characteristics of the HAARP skywave and lunar echoes. As we review your reports we plan to post on the HAARP website further information learned from these experiments.
posted by mrbill at 1:13 PM on January 23, 2008

This experiment would have been a lot easier if they just landed a solar powered wifi router on the moon. Then they could just ping it whenever they wanted. No fuss, no muss.
posted by Pastabagel at 1:41 PM on January 23, 2008

Wake me when they discover evidence of a 1:4:9 black monolith in the return signal.
posted by StrangeTikiGod at 3:06 PM on January 23, 2008

this guy claims there is a lot more to HAARP than moon bounces and communications experiments
posted by janetplanet at 4:16 PM on January 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


Where are you popcorn?
posted by [expletive deleted] at 11:02 PM on January 23, 2008

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