Steve and Byron: So, the mystery gets bigger! In the late 1980's I lived in
Albuquerque. AND.... at the FAA route control center, yep, you guessed it.
Almost over night a MONSTER LPDA appeared. Up about 90' or 100'; lattice tower
boom, lotsa elements. My guess 3 to 30 mhz. BUT it was always pointed west. I
know from someone who worked at the center that the 1 5/8" ++ hard line was
buried in a trench and covered over with concrete. Hardening of the EMP kind
supposedly. I could see that sucker from where I worked and always thought it
was a waste. I could have put it to better use!!! HI! HI!
73 es GDDX
Is there an FAA control center there?
When I lived in Colorado the Denver Center was located in Longmont, Co. In
about 1988 or 1989 they built a monster LP that looks like it might be the
same size as the one in your picture.
It was always pointed east, and suspected it was pointed at Washington, D.C.
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