- From The ARRL Letter, Vol 22, No 43 http://www.arrl.org/
on October 31, 2003
- Technical Specialist Richard Lampe, KL1DA, represented
the League at the 2003 High Frequency Active Auroral Research Project (HAARP)
http://www.haarp.alaska.edu/ RFI meeting September 24 at the HAARP site
near Gakona, Alaska.
- "Joint funding through DARPA will allow HAARP to
quadruple in size from its current 960 kW output to 3.6 MW," Lampe
- "When completed in 2006, HAARP will then be the
premier ionospheric research facility with beam-steering capabilities that
other similar arrays worldwide don't have."
- Under terms of its experimental license, HAARP must transmit
on a non-interference basis, and Lampe--who is ARRL liaison to HAARP--says
the staff at the control center immediately shut down the transmitters
when harmonics were detected on 75/80 meters during experiments last year.
- "Alaska hams monitor the bands and aid HAARP engineers
by reporting RFI issues as soon as they happen," Lampe said.
- Source: The ARRL Letter Vol. 22, No. 43 October 31, 2003