QSO Today interview with Phil Erickson, W1PJE

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by 4Z1UG, Jul 26, 2019.

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  1. KX1B

    KX1B Ham Member QRZ Page


    I live in Goffstown and when the 1295Mhz radar is turned in my direction, it will pin the needle on my 1.2Ghz gear. Sounds like a purring cat. I'm line of site to Haystack on the south side of Uncanoonuc. There is a pole on the summit of Uncanoonuc that is laying on the ground. It used to be erected to align the radar at Millstone/Haystack and when it was a BMEWS development facility built by Raytheon.
     
  2. WN1MB

    WN1MB Ham Member QRZ Page

    That's what I thought at first glance!
     
  3. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Oh MAN--

    Are you DATING yourself!
    :)
     
  4. W1PJE

    W1PJE Ham Member QRZ Page

    Interesting. Can you estimate how long the pole is? My colleagues will be curious - but none are contemporaneous with that initial development work though, as it took place roughly between 1956 - 1961/62. FYI, the development of the radar was not through Raytheon, but all internal to MIT Lincoln Laboratory. Raytheon later built the operational sites, but MIT Lincoln did the R+D and delivered the working plans.
     
  5. VE7DXW

    VE7DXW XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Great stuff. Do you have a log of the times when the transmitter was and will be on? I would be interesting to see if the RF-Seismograph can pick up the changes. Send the log to my e-mail or post it here for everyone.
    You can see the real time graph here:
    https://www.qrz.com/db/VE7DXW

    Thank you and good luck!

    Alex
     
  6. W1PJE

    W1PJE Ham Member QRZ Page

    Craig - can you contact me off-list? Use my email here on QRZ. Thanks.
     
  7. N8EME

    N8EME Ham Member QRZ Page

    If you're interested in the GBO, consider joining SARA, the "Society of Amateur Radio Astronomers" Lots of hams. We just had our eastern conference at GBO. Fun times!

    73
    Ed N8EME
     

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