Re: [coldwarcomms] The hole at Highpoint?
- Yesterday I remembered that a person who has a lot of experience in secure
comms had mentioned something about proposals to use earth-conduction
communications at Mount Weather. I asked him about the DCA report, and he
said that, based on past conversations with an engineer involved in the
project, the depth of the hole was consisted with the proposed system. He
added that the major advantages of earth communications were believed to be
immunity from jamming and interception, but he didn't think the project was
ever completed. The Russians are reportedly good at designing this type of
- I'm pretty sure that, because of the word usage you noted, the statement
refers to a vertical shaft rather than a tunnel. I think all of the
tunneling at Mt. Weather was completed before 1963.
That's a good question about the length of the tunnel. Probably the easiest
way to determine that that would be to scale the distance off an aerial
image from Terraserver.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Doughney" <mike@...>
Sent: Friday, April 05, 2002 9:43 PM
Subject: RE: [coldwarcomms] The hole at Highpoint?
> > "The depth of the hole at Highpoint is over 1450 feet."
> Is this an odd use of the word "depth" to refer to the length of the,
> presumably mostly, horizontal tunnel into the mountain?
> How far into the mountain does the facility there extend, and does that
> distance meet or exceed 1450 feet?