Friday, July 28, 2017

More HAARP "Music" Planned for September

A few of the HAARP antennas in Alaska, with majestic mountains in the background
(U. of Alaska-Fairbanks photo)
A new ionospheric "research campaign" from the University of Alaska/Fairbanks' High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) facility is planned for mid-to-late September, according to UAF Space Physics Group Assistant Research Professor Chris Fallen, KL3WX. The ARRL Letter reports that September's planned transmissions will be similar to the university's first round of experiments this past February, except that "another column of transmitter shelters" will be active, increasing both transmitted power and antenna gain, so the signals may be audible by more listeners to its signals on 2.8 and 3.3 MHz. The university took over the research facility in 2015, after the U.S. Air Force - which had built it - shut it down and announced plans to dismantle it.