The jest of it...
Posted by Dezdan on March 01, 2004 at 15:08:44:
In Reply to: proposed radar station in Nelson Range posted by Bodie the Dog on March 01, 2004 at 14:10:45:
The tower in the Nelson Range is just a microwave repeater affiliated with the base station they plan to build in Saline Valley near McElvoy Canyon(?). A "Finding of No Significant Impact" (FONSI) for the proposed site radar and microwave tower site was determined. A FONSI for the 2 backup microwave tower sites and the 4 backup radar sites was also determined. Right now the AF has their choice of where they want their goods. Here are the sites that they proposed:
Microwave Repeater Site Options:
Beacon Radar Alternatives:
Alternative B (McElvoy Canyon)
Alternative D (Keyes Canyon)
Alternative E (Keyes Canyon North)
The radar structure the AF wants to build is a 27 foot tall Radome Beacon Radar Antenna that will look something like this:
And there is the jest of that 25MB, 247 page report! Not worth the reading really, unless you are really into the project. If you email Gary at the addy listed in the article, he can send you a CD or a hard copy of the report.