Re: [theonlyski] question about hop and pop from 18K
Yeah, HF SSB is old stuff. The USAF stated using it in the late 50s for long distance comms with strategic bombers.
from Wikipedia: Genral Curtis LeMay was an active amateur radio operator. He was famous for being on the air on amateur bands while flying on board SAC bombers. LeMay became aware that the new Single Side Band (SSB) technology offered a big advantage over Amplitude Modulation (AM) for SAC aircraft operating long distances from their bases. In conjunction with Art Collins (W0CXX) of Collins Radio, he established SSB as the radio standard for SAC bombers in 1957.
Doing it parachute mobile is kinda novel though.
(This post was edited by 377 on May 13, 2009, 3:25 PM)