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Posted on 06/14/2014 8:34:44 PM PDT by wtd
13 planes vanish from radars over Europe As many as 13 planes flying over Europe vanish from radar screens in an "unprecedented" series of blackouts that lasted 25 minutes with claims air traffic control could have been hacked
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MH370 may be the bomber that Iran never had.
Test run for a radar blackout in the future where they crash that plane into Paris or something.
I don’t mind flying to South America, but no way would I fly to Europe or Southeast Asia now!
Silly. I was thinking about this today. MH 373 disappears, five terrorist generals returned, Iraq erupts....are they connected? Strange times.
But INMARSAT knew exactly where they were —
I thought the same thing when ISIS took over the airport. The missing plane will soon be landing.
I believe Iraq has been corrupting for a little while now. Obama has just been too focused on transgendered in the military and bs like that.
LOL. Could be...
Sounds like the current season of ‘24’
U2 LAX Radar Disruption
That’s exactly what I thought.
Could it be Solar Flare related?
” no way would I fly to Europe or Southeast Asia now!”
That is a bit of extreme paranoia.
My last three long flights have been between Europe and Southeast Asia, and all three were on Qatar Airways !
There was supposed to be extraordinary solar flare activity this weekend. I’d guess that might be more likely. Now, the Malaysian airliner is another matter. I tend toward the theory that the plane was taken somewhere to be used later.
Solar flare interference has been noticeable for the last few days. I believe Friday should have been the last of this batch.
LOL! That was a good one!
I think this would effectively cut down on their activities.
No need to crash it just fly over and the will surrender.
De la masse
two events, one plan
In the early 70s I was in AF comms and worked extensively with HF, VHF, UHF and EHF communications and radar equipment.
In that time, we experienced a SID (sudden ionospheric disturbance) that knocked out about all of our comms. It (ionospheric disturbance) cause by solar sunspot/flare activity where large volumes of the earth’s ionosphere is ionized by the radiation. It effectively is a big sponge for long haul communications, especially those that depended on the normal environment of the ionosphere to work properly. That mean that the lower frequencies were affected first and longest.
For a direct line of sight radar system, and at frequencies above L or S band, I’d say maybe some attenuation, but not complete loss. For higher band radars, C and X band, likely a much less effect.
My big question is what was lost? The actual skin returns, or did the transponder system go out?
I think the solar activity interrupted the skin returns in where the flare effect were higher.
I spent my AF career in strat nuke ops where satcom, HF and UHF were critical. We were always alerted to the possibilities of outages from flares. Solar activity has caused localized outages in the past and this was pretty localized. Now, if it happens again in the absence of any other factors then it would be something to worry about.
Common sense is not paranoia.
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