By Steve Bossert | April 12th 2022, 12:39 PM ET
Poughkeepsie, New York - During the weekly Ulster & Northern Dutchess Readiness Net (UNDR Net) on April 11th 2022, reports of an unidentified flying object were detected over the skies of Poughkeepsie by Steve Bossert K2GOG, net controller of the weekly UNDR Net.
At approximately 8:15 PM, a high resolution photo of the object was taken by Steve's wife while outside enjoying some fresh night time air. Looking at the member only HVDN Locator ADS-B aircraft tracker did not show any aircraft transmitting a GPS encoded beacon nearby which lead both to think it was some type of spacecraft or military vehicle.
The original photo is shown below of what was spotted traveling from west to east before it went out of view.
Allowing for a pause during the UNDR Net after the check in discussion by participants in Ulster County, Steve used amateur radio image sharing technology called SSTV PD90 to share the above image via the wide area WA2MJM repeater operating on 146.805 MHz which is used to conduct the UNDR Net.
There was no other way to share the above image since mobile phone networks and internet were experiencing no service in the area at the time. During UFO events, it has been normal that the VHF frequency band is not affected during these communication disruptions compared to HF spectrum as well as the overly complicated networks that many people relay upon today. Continue reading after the jump below.
By Steve Bossert | February 21st 2022, 10:08 PM ET)
By Steve Bossert | February 5th 2022, 3:00 PM (ET)
RHINEBECK, NEW YORK - During the last weekend of January every year, thousands of licensed radio amateurs take part in a Winter Field Day to promote communications readiness during the coldest part of the year across North America.
Participants who wish to make radio contact during the event use frequencies capable of long-distance communication with no man-made networks like the internet or 4G/5G networks. These "Short Wave" frequencies span between 1.8 to 30 MHz with dedicated "bands of operation" for radio amateurs also referred to as "ham radio" enthusiasts.
Three classifications of participants take part in the Winter Field Day Association (WFDA) sponsored event. The WFDA asks all participants to send contact logs to them after the 24-hour event is over. Bragging rights as to who made the most contacts as part of the outside, inside and home categories are at stake and different bonuses are awarded based on which communication method was used; voice, Morse code or data.
During the 2022 event, the Overlook Mountain Amateur Radio Club from Kingston, NY made over 400 contacts across the United States, Canada and beyond while using temporary heaters to stay warm and generators to supply the needed electricity to run various equipment.
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