2 Russian radio hooligans used RAF waves

#1
http://www.interfax.com/3/417035/news.aspx

Two amateur radio enthusiasts in the
town of Dimitrovgrad, Ulyanovsk region, who on several occasions
unintentionally occupied a secret radio frequency used by U.K. Air Force
pilots have been found.
A month ago, the U.K. side complained to the Russian radio
frequency authorities that from time to time pilots' talk was hindered
by some Russian citizens using the same frequency.
...
"If one of the amateurs was off air, the other just frolicked
around, sending greetings to Martians and so on,"
 
#2
You are really bored, aren't you! Is that today's offering? :roll:

"Secret Frequencies"?

Would that be like the one you use to talk to Mr Brezhnev?

There is an International agreement about the use of radio frequencies ... and some people are really stupid and ignore them. And if they're Russian frequencies, NATO will monitor them and only jam them when necessary.
 
#3
KGB_resident said:
http://www.interfax.com/3/417035/news.aspx

Two amateur radio enthusiasts in the
town of Dimitrovgrad, Ulyanovsk region, who on several occasions
unintentionally occupied a secret radio frequency used by U.K. Air Force
pilots have been found.
A month ago, the U.K. side complained to the Russian radio
frequency authorities that from time to time pilots' talk was hindered
by some Russian citizens using the same frequency.
...
"If one of the amateurs was off air, the other just frolicked
around, sending greetings to Martians and so on,"
Did any of the Martians reply? If they did I'll bet it was in English :)
 
#5
Must have used fricking powerful transmitters, and nothing built for amateur purposes. I suspect that they were simply mucking about on distress spot frequencies.

I also suspect that these people were not actually radio amateurs (the term has different connotations over here, as such people have to pass reasonably demanding technical competency examinations) but a couple of guys playing the fool on military surplus equipment.

The Russian Amateur Radio Union is a widely respected member of the WARC (world amateur radio conference) and Russia is a member if the ITU (International Telecommunications Union) therefore the use of frequencies reserved for aviation would have been strictly off limits, and a criminal offence. I suspect that the report of this is either incomplete or has been tailored to avoid it becoming an embarassment.

ps: Hope your dad is doing better now
 
#7
pyrogenica said:
I suspect that the report of this is either incomplete or has been tailored to avoid it becoming an embarassment.
Or the standard of reporting in the Russian press is about the same ours. The use of such catch words as 'Secret' and 'Elite' when there are no real grounds for doing so really grips my sh1t.
 
#8
Without either knowing [or actually caring] where these Russian tits were operating, I'm surprised that their transmitter was powerful enough to disturb the RAF anyway. Usually [in an orderly universe] frequency sharing involves separation of only a few hundred nautical miles.

Perhaps they can get Duracell batteries in Russia now?
 
#10
VMechA said:
..or the RAF are somewhere nearer.... hmmmmmm
we get everywhere ...
be very afriad ...



:lol:


BTW, just checked Google Earth ... it's miles from anywhere, several hundred km up the arrse of Russia and 900 km north of the Caspian Sea. I don't think so, Captain ...
 
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#11
KGB_resident said:
http://www.interfax.com/3/417035/news.aspx

Two amateur radio enthusiasts in the
town of Dimitrovgrad, Ulyanovsk region, who on several occasions
unintentionally occupied a secret radio frequency used by U.K. Air Force
pilots have been found.
A month ago, the U.K. side complained to the Russian radio
frequency authorities that from time to time pilots' talk was hindered
by some Russian citizens using the same frequency.
...
"If one of the amateurs was off air, the other just frolicked
around, sending greetings to Martians and so on,"

'Frolicked'? Now there's a word you don't hear too often in the NAAFI.
 
#12
Biscuits_AB said:
KGB_resident said:
http://www.interfax.com/3/417035/news.aspx
Two amateur radio enthusiasts in the
town of Dimitrovgrad, Ulyanovsk region, who on several occasions
unintentionally occupied a secret radio frequency used by U.K. Air Force
pilots have been found.
A month ago, the U.K. side complained to the Russian radio
frequency authorities that from time to time pilots' talk was hindered
by some Russian citizens using the same frequency.
...
"If one of the amateurs was off air, the other just frolicked
around, sending greetings to Martians and so on,"
'Frolicked'? Now there's a word you don't hear too often in the NAAFI.
Dale has been known to frolick, IIRC, but she/he/it perhaps used a different word ... :lol:
 
#13
Frolicked or frau licked?

Looks like Russian news reports are about as inaccurate as our own
 
#15
No, not really.

Sergey's probably using an ultra powerful transmitter of his own to talk to aliens!
 
#16
pyrogenica said:
No, not really.

Sergey's probably using an ultra powerful transmitter of his own to talk to aliens!
I can't hear that, thanks to this tin-foil.
Wonderful stuff.
It also saved me from nuclear anihilation ... annilllitaion ... dying
 
#17
#18
KGB_resident said:
I think that the right word would be 'froliced' or joked.
Russian TV reported about it
http://www.vesti.ru/videos?vid=143090&cid=1&doc_type=news&doc_id=199287
Apparently drunken chap says:
...it is the Earth. Radiohooligan from the Earth Vova call you radio fans from other planets. Where are you allien beasties? Why do you keep silence?...
I blame cheap Vodka, and a failed education system :lol:

At least here, on ARRSE, you only get sensible and sober people.

You're up late ... nothing good or reliable on Russian TV? :wink:
 

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