Re: New radar sites near the Area 51 North Gate

Message posted by gary on December 06, 2002 at 23:37:16 PST:

I've looked at the spoon rest a bit and it is an array of yagi antennas run in parallel. Look at each antenna individually. What you see on the left side is the reflector. With a bit more resolution you would see the driven element and the directors on the boom running vertically. Look at the FAS link which has a bit more detail. This would mean the antenna is pointed to the right (i.e not at you), which could be a good thing. ;-)

Some HAMs use similar equipment for EME (earth-moon-earth) communications, aka "moon bounce". Here is a photo of some guy's array on the net:

Looking at the rest of the page, I think Long Track is gone, though I'm not 100% certain of that.

Attached link: spoon rest

In Reply to: New radar sites near the Area 51 North Gate posted by Joerg (Webmaster) on December 06, 2002 at 22:47:45 PST:


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