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What is Woodpecker ? The term Woodpecker refers to the high-power OTH radar which operated in Europe during the years 1976 – 1986. The signal from the Chernobyl-2 OTH station (C-2) is pulse-modulated at a rate of several times a second [most sources state 10 pulses per second], sounding like a woodpecker. The radar was observed using three repetition rates: 10 Hz, 16 Hz and 20 Hz. The most common rate was 10 Hz, while the 16 Hz and 20 Hz modes were rather rare. The pulses transmitted by the woodpecker had a wide bandwidth, typically 40 kHz. Also in the 2000s on the HF bands, over-the-horizon radars from other countries, using other pulse frequencies, have been audible. The 10-Hz Woodpecker was, and will be remembered as a unique phenomenon that generated more interference reports and speculations than any other radio emission. When it first began operations, the transmitter interfered with several communications channels, including emergency frequencies for aircraft on transoceanic flights. Subsequently the operational practice was modified so that the radar skipped these critical frequencies as it moved across its operational spectrum. When the transmissions were first detected in the West, some suggested that the Soviets were developing a new radio system for communicating with strategic submarines. Others suggested that it was designed to detect and track low-flying aircraft or missiles. Far less plausible theories extended to suggestions the Soviets were trying to modify the weather; experimenting with radio waves to control human behavior; or developing a weapon to shoot down nuclear-tipped missiles. (source : ABM AND SPACE DEFENSE A. Karpenko Nevsky Bastion, No. 4, 1999, pp. 2-47 and The Woody Woodpecker Story by Väinö Lehtoranta)
Do you know anything about electromagnetic radiations in Latvia?
The small town of Skrunda, 150 km from Riga in Latvia, was the site of two HEN HOUSE radars built in the 1960s. Construction of the Dnestr-M radar, which was stationed in the trans-polar area (RO-1 in Murmansk) and Latvia (RO-2 in Riga), began in 1963-1964. On 15 February 1971, the RO-2 node was put into operation, the first radar station of the system. This date is considered to be an official beginning of Russian early warning system organization.
Construction of a PECHORA [Daryal] class large phased array radar at the so-called “northern center” began in 1984. The 60-meter structure was to have been one of the most important Soviet stations for listening to objects in space. The Skrunda PECHORA radar building was destroyed by explosive charges on 04 May 1995. A similar station under construction in Baranovichi, Belarus, will resolve all the problems caused by the closure of the Skrunda station.
The Skrunda station created a strong electromagnetic radiation zone. During recent years several studies on impact of radiation on environment and humans have been performed in the territory of Skrunda Station. At the same time biological beings were prohibited from staying for longer periods of time in a 300 m zone area around locators during the operation of the station. In the direction of radiation any building was prohibited in an area of 1500 m
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Trois Suisses sur quatre possèdent un téléphone portable. Il y a 8000 pylônes relais GSM ET CANCER DU CERVEAU implanté en Suisse et avec le nouveau système UMTS, on projette d’y en installer 21 000 supplémentaires. Les opérateurs qui se partagent le GSM : Swisscom. Orange (France telecom) et Sunrise (Tele Danmark). (…)Selon les trois opérateurs, 95% de la population est à portée du rayonnement électromagnétique nécessaire au fonctionnement des téléphones cellulaires. Les valeurs d?exposition sont partout les mêmes dans toute l’Europe 60V /m avec 1800MHz, 40V /m avec 900MHz Cela vaut aussi pour la Suisse. En Suisse les valeurs sont limitées pour les personnes qui sont en séjour spécial dans les hôpitaux et les écoles. Ceux-ci s’élèvent à encore 4V/m avec 900MHz et 6V/m avec 1800MHz. Chaque paroi de logement a une absorption de 10% d’électromagnétisme. La France est loin de suffisent pas car l’on constate qu’il y a des troubles du sommeil à partir de 0,04 v / m, des cancers et des stérilités à partir de 0,48 V / m selon une étude du Dr N.Cherry qui se trouve en Nouvelle-Zélande. En Allemagne à de résistances aux antennes de téléphone portable, en Suisse pour le moment nous en dénombrons 300. (source : Hans Ulrich Jacob, association Gigaherz, Flüehli 17, CH-3150 Schwarzenburg, www.gigaherz.ch)