Monday, 2 May 2011

Weird signal on 10MHz...

20 kHz wide signal - OTHR.

Now identified thanks to UDXF as OTHR (Over The Horizon Radar) from RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus - transmitted via an antenna array known as PLUTO-II (Pluto 2)

I was sent some info from Leif via UDXF:
Some additional info related to the radar can be found

And also:
Pluto is in fact not the name of the radar, it's just
the name of the transmit antennas. Pluto-II is the new
transmit antenna array that was erected a few years back
in the salt marshes of Akrotiri (see attached image taken
from Panoramio/Google Earth). The radar's three large
receive arrays are located near Agios Nikolaos
(grid: 35°5'5.80"N 33°54'10.47"E)

Thank you Leif, I appreciate it.

Hopefully this post will help someone like me who googled for PLUTO-II (Pluto 2) and got no results.

Anyway this is what it looks like on a spectrum scope.

1 comment:

SwAY256 said...

Few informations about this radar, you can find more in the discussion following this :