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Author Topic: United States National Radio Quiet Zone  (Read 1145 times)

Offline myteaquinn

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United States National Radio Quiet Zone
« on: July 20, 2014, 1751 UTC »
Earlier today I was watching an episode of America Declassified and they had a story about the United States National Radio Quiet Zone, Greenbank WV. During the episode they had a short clip of the RFI team tracking down the soundman who was broadcasting with a wireless microphone. In the SUV, packed with receivers, I did happen to notice an ICOM IC-R9000 and an ICOM IC-R8500 being used. Very interesting show and one SUV I would love to have.
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Re: United States National Radio Quiet Zone
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2014, 1252 UTC »
My family had a camp about three miles from there when I was a kid. One winter the folks at the Observatory started having problems with nightly QRM. They couldn't figure it out so they went out df' ing around the region.

Odd thing was it was locally generated. When they NOAA finally tracked it down they found it was a heating pad installed in an old lady's dog house set to run on a timer. The NOAA bought the woman an insulated dogloo and the problem was solved.

I've never figured out who was in a bigger panic over the "Doghouse of Doom", the NOAA or the NSA, two ridges over at Sugar Grove?


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