976Re: [coldwarcomms] Re: PA L3I cable
- Jun 1, 2000Thanks for the compliments.
First, I think that the blast detector is probably a gamma ray
detector. It is constructed of about inch thick aluminum or
stainless steel (i didn't check to see if it is magnetic or not, but
there is no sign of rust on it). That amount of metal would shield
the detector from beta and soft gamma rays, yet allow high energy
gamma rays from a nuclear explosion to pass through and trigger
the detector. Finland also has the standard three pressure
detectors spaced around the site, but there was no sign of any
such detectors at Pottstown, although both Finland and Pottstown
have the KS-19557 units. I have not seen the KS-19557 at any of
the other sites I have been to. I plan on heading back to
Cherryville, NJ this weekend, so I will get better pics of that.
There were no satellite dishes at either Finland or Pottstown, and
the AT&T sign on the front of the building is gone at Finland.
As an aside, for those that don't already know, the KS in KS-19557
and everything else with a KS number stands for "Kearny
Standard" which means it was made at or procured through the
massive Kearny Works of Western Electric in Kearny, New Jersey.
Mike Jacobs, N3YAV
Antenna and RF Engineering Laboratory
Penn State University
State College, PA
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