Thank you Susan Ferguson
UMass Lowell Center for Atmospheric Research/ Station List
LIST of HAARP Digisonde transmitters wordlwide
can someone count the transmitters in Australia for me please... I lost count at 20...
Aussie own 2 out of 3 Antarctic bases also. China has the other.
Davis Base Australia
Interesting to see that the Aussie transmitters are mostly run by a company called RLM Systems/Holdings/Management Pty Australia - or RIM Holdings. Seems they were set up and are now 1005 owned by non other than Lockheed Martin.
RLM Systems has more than one hundred employees and contractors supporting defense and intelligence programs with systems and software development and integration services. The company develops and supports complex systems and software solutions to meet the demanding requirements of the defense and intelligence communities in Australia. The new entity will do business as Lockheed Martin Australia Information Systems & Global Services (IS&GS), a division of Lockheed Martin Australia Pty Limited.
"The acquisition of RLM Systems expands Lockheed Martin's commitment to the Australian defense and intelligence communities, allowing us to provide broader capabilities in country for our government and industry partners," said Paul Johnson, Managing Director of Lockheed Martin Australia Pty Limited.
A few missing here like the ones in NZ...
Where about are the nz ones? I heard rumor of one in Invercargill. Manapouri?
Sure there is Super Darn Array at the UNWIN Radar Station at Awarua (near Invercargill, bottom of the south) is tied in with the Tiger array at Tasmania - La Troube University - not quiet the same thing
There is never a complete list - the lower NZs head is when it comes to this crap - the better. We are as complicit in this horror as the rest of them.
TIGER UNWIN AWARUA
46.51degrees South 168.38degrees East.
It is hard to see at this size in fact its slightly out of shot @ top dead center .
White Sq center is N.Z. Aluminium Smelter Tiwai point.
SuperDARN is site of old Awarua Radio next to bluff Invercargill highway next to Balance (brandname) Phosphate fertiliser works.
The Super Dual Auroral Radar Network (SuperDARN) is an international radar network for studying the upper atmosphere and ionosphere, comprising eleven radars in the northern hemisphere and seven in the southern hemisphere that operate in the High Frequency (HF) bands between 8 and 22 MHz. The radars measure the Doppler velocity of plasma density irregularities in the ionosphere.
In their standard operating mode each radar scans through 16 beams of azimuthal separation 3.24°, with a total scan time of 1 min. Each beam is divided into 75 range gates of length 45 km, and so in each full scan the radars each cover 52° in azimuth and over 3000 km in range, an area of over 4×106 km².
The following is a list of SuperDARN sites, based on lists maintained by Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Saskatchewan, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. As of 2009, the network is expanding to the middle latitudes, including sites in Hays, Kansas (near Fort Hays State University), Oregon, and the Azores, in order to support mapping outside of the auroral regions during large magnetic storms.
|King Salmon||ksr,c||King Salmon, Alaska, United States||−20.0°||Communications Research Laboratory||Japan|
|Kodiak||kod,a||Kodiak, Alaska, United States||30.0°||University of Alaska Fairbanks||United States|
|Prince George||pgr,b||Prince George, British Columbia, Canada||−5.0°||University of Saskatchewan||Canada|
|Saskatoon||sas,t||Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada||23.1°|
|Rankin Inlet||rkn,x||Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, Canada||5.71°|
|Inuvik||inv||Inuvik, Nunavut, Canada||26.44°|
|Blackstone||bks||Blackstone, Virginia, USA||-40.0°||Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University||United States|
|Kapuskasing||kap,k||Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada||−12.0°||Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory||United States|
|Wallops Island||wal,i||Wallops Island, Virginia, United States||35.86°|
|Goose Bay||gbr,g||Happy Valley-Goose Bay,
Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
|Stokkseyri||sto,w||Stokkseyri, Iceland||−59.0°||French National Centre for Scientific Research||France|
|pyk,e||Þykkvibær, Iceland||30.0°||University of Leicester||United Kingdom|
|Halley*||hal,h||Halley Research Station, Antarctica||165.0°||British Antarctic Survey||United Kingdom|
|SANAE*||san,d||SANAE IV, Vesleskarvet, Antarctica||173.2°||University of KwaZulu-Natal and Hermanus Magnetic Observatory||South Africa|
|Syowa South*||sys,j||Showa Station, Antarctica||165.0°||National Institute of Polar Research||Japan|
|Kergeulen||ker,p||Kerguelen Islands||168.0°||French National Centre for Scientific Research||France|
|TIGER||tig,r||Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia||180.0°||La Trobe University||
Thanks Rose! *opening google earth*
And the now decommissioned Birdlings Flat - Christchurch university funded and 100% compliant in the Christchurch Earthquakes. Question is what replaced it?
At Birdlings Flat we have four different types of radar systems. Loosely described, these are a meteor radar system, a mesospheric radar system, an ionization radar and a tropospheric wind profiler.
The first of these radar systems AMOR uses a 26.2 MHz radar to measure the orientation and decay of meteor trails, which are due to small pieces of dust entering the earths atmosphere at high speed and vapourising around 90 km altitude. The observations provide information about the source of the dust grains (e.g. whether they be from inside or outside the solar system) and also about atmospheric winds and diffusion processes in the atmosphere around 90 km.
Yeah, there at least three missing here: the arrays at Birdling's Flat; the Eyrewell Ionosonde, the superDARN Unwin loop (links to TIGER in Aussie) and there used to be one at Godley Head Christchurch now relocated to Campbell Island (not sure if that one is still operational).
There are other antennas that may or may not qualify, like the Weedons remote antenna (US Naval communications relay).
Next time I'm anywhere near Birdling's Flat I'd like to have a look and see what's there. Note that HAARP was said to be decommissioned too. 'nuff said...
Found some pretty decent - but technically heavy - information on how Dogisonde transmitters work. Check it out if your interested and have a technical brain. http://umlcar.uml.edu/DPS.htm
Extract: The University of Massachusetts Lowell’s Center for Atmospheric Research (UMLCAR) has produced a low power miniature version of its DigisondeTM sounders, the DigisondeTM Portable Sounder (DPS), capable of making measurements of the overhead ionosphere and providing real-time on-site processing and analysis to characterize radio signal propagation to support communications or surveillance operations.
That's very decent info G - thanks. reading.