Paul discovers Firedrake in an unexpected place



Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Paul Walker, who writes:

From time to time, I get some interesting shortwave catches here in Alaska.

Sometimes on 10 MHz, I get WWV. Sometimes I get WWVH. Sometimes I get BPM China. And from time to time, I’ve heard all three at once.

Well this clip is something a bit different…

From April 20, 2016 at 1707 UTC here is my Tecsun PL880 connected to a 225 foot long wire with audio set at 3.5 kHz while tuned to 10,000 kHz (10 MHz).

This time, I am hearing WWVH Hawaii and […] the Chinese Firedrake jammer. What’s happening is Firedrake is jamming the Sound of Hope on 10005 kHz and the signal is so wide, it’s [competing with] WWVH.

I am making no adjustments to the dial tuning or audio settings as this happens. Listen to how things fade in and out.

Click here to view on YouTube.

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1 thought on “Paul discovers Firedrake in an unexpected place

  1. paul walker

    I have actually heard The Firedrake on 10005khz a few times since this recording, but since I don’t specifically seek it out (they dont QSL, lol!).. I havent heard it that often

    Would be nice if the firerake QSL’d huh?:) The music isnt that bad and the Firedrake signals as usually pretty darn strong here.


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