|To:||"Tim Makins, EI8IC" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,"TowerTalk" <email@example.com>|
|Subject:||Re: [TowerTalk] Commercial Antennas|
|From:||W0UN -- John Brosnahan <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Sat, 01 Nov 2003 03:15:19 -0600|
At 01:33 AM 11/1/2003, Tim Makins, EI8IC wrote:
I wonder if some radio club has ever borrowed HAARP for a weekend, and put it on the Ham bands ? I've occasionally heard of Hams doing this with other big antennas, such as broadcast rhombics and curtains, and the huge 990' dish at Arecibo.
Here is a guess--
1) Probably harder to do with an array controlled by the military than by an array controlled by a university.
2) Each element of the array is driven by its own TX--probably difficult to configure so that an external TX would feed it.
3) The array is designed to transmit upwards rather than at the horizon.
4) Power for the array transmitters and presumably for the incidental steering equipment is provided by a 3.5 MW diesel generator run by an engine from a railroad locomotive. Don't know the fuel consumption but know I can't afford it! ;-)
Again, just an educated guess.
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