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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The GBT: Great Big Thing (Green Bank Telescope)

Oh man, imagine sitting there in the Faraday-caged control room in the National Radio Quiet Zone, in an area in which things are kept so RF quiet that only diesel vehicles are allowed... "Wired" has a very nice on-line article and photo spread on this magnificent antenna:
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/10/gbt-nrao-tour/

4 comments:

  1. Great dish, Bill!

    Did you get a chance to visit Jodrell Bank, in Cheshire UK, when you were working here in England? It's not as impressive as the GBT, but it's dripping with history.

    Blessings,

    Pete G1INF

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  2. This is located about 90 minutes driving from where I grew up and about 3 hours driving from where I live now. I've seen it a few times. It is very impresive.

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  3. Hi Bill,
    Here are some pictures I took at the Arecibo Radio Telescope back in 2004. I grew up in KP4-land and had several good ham friends from Arecibo with whom I crossed paths later at NASA and other posts.

    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=52089&id=734741410&l=9547a2a29f

    Here are also some pictures from the GBT in 2007. This site is definitely worth as visit as well.

    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=52087&id=734741410

    73s de Bob WP4BQV/VQ9BQV.

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