By Mary Lochner Weeks away from the shuttering of one of the world’s most powerful radio transmission systems, researcher Chris Fallen was using it to create heavenly music mixers in the sky. He’d spent two months training to be the system’s new operator so that it could continue on under university management. But in May he learned the U.S. military would dismantle the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program, or HAARP, in early June. “It’s a bit of a disappointment,” Fallen said of the impending closure. “For two months, many people believed UAF could take over the facility and develop a new funding model for it.” Five 20-cylinder, two-stroke diesel engines drive the system’s 10-megawatt power plant, the largest in Interior Alaska. Its complex computer system directs an array of radio antennas to signal not omni-directionally, like a radio tower scattering tunes and talk to an audience, but straight up in a beam. Read More via Anchorage Press News.
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