Liberty Net: December 5, 2015

Liberty-Net---wall-of-audioby Kevin Strom, WB4AIO

EVEN THOUGH we are theoretically far from the sunspot minimum, the 75 meter band is sometimes acting as if we are already there. So get out your bows and arrows and potato guns and giant slingshots — and get those antennas as high and in the clear as you can. And check in to the Liberty Net with a solid, high power signal.

Listen: Liberty Net 12/5

Here’s a short summary of — and comment on — a few of the issues discussed during this week’s net session:

• Quite a number of European broadcast stations have invaded the upper part of 75 meters, and even beyond. All over the eastern half of the US, one can hear Germany on 3985 and 3995, and Italy way out of band at 4026 kHz. Luckily the German station on 3995, where the Liberty Net customarily operates, is pretty weak. (3 minutes)

• It appears that the neighbors of the San Bernardino shooters saw multiple Middle Eastern men going in and out of the home at odd hours, carrying equipment in and out (which turned out later to be bomb-making materials and booby traps). The neighbor never told anyone, though — for fear of being called a “racist.” Political Correctness kills. (22 minutes)

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