JAMMING by Rimantas Pleikys
On 27 March 1990 at 1:30 a.m. local time the American TV Marti started
broadcasting into Cuba from the U.S. air balloon Fat Albert (part of the US
southern border surveillance system) floating over Cudjoe Key, South of Florida.
Cubans had installed many small jamming transmitters beforehand that effectively
"erased" the first TV Marti programs. However, the jamming was inadequate in
the country side. To extend the jamming range, Castro's engineers and pilots
equipped several Russian made
Cuba's answer to TV Marti's "Fat Albert":
(Source: TV Marti)
"FAT ALBERT", the aerostat used to transmit TV Marti to Cuba (TCOM's Low Altitude Surveillance System aerostat with Westinghouse TPS-63 radar).