Has anyone else seen this?

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I just saw the strangest thing. From 18.128 to 18.132 I saw the top half of a star burst, four rays emanating out from a central point. All in straight lines, one terminating at 18.128, another at 18.130, another at 18.131 and the last at 18.132. I, actually, missed the focal point but based upon each angle off the bottom of the screen the four would have terminated at a central focal point. I think that's a pretty good trick and should like to see it again when I have enough time to record it. It was weird.

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you get the idea. I missed the, would have been, the bottom 2 lines.
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Apart from that which I mentioned above. I just found myself rather mezmorized just watching the 17m panadapter. At this point, just a couple of cw signals and the occasional sweep across the band, be it OTH radar, or someone doing key down patterns. It sought of akin to a flat lake, occasional fish jumping at food and, when a big one jumps, the radiated pattern they form upon re-entering the water.

Actually very calming. This in comparison to the pattern someone showed during the last contest.
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The speed-controlled motor on my furnace makes a "rake" pattern similar to that on several frequencies.
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yep, it was like a rake, great analogy Ken. That's the first time I've seen that. It was kind of cool. It may well have been kind of cooler 30 years ago, ;-) but it was cool. We don't have a furnace but we do have a variable speed compressor on the geothermal. That could likely be it.