Can you imagine stepping foot on land that has never had cell phone coverage, Wi-Fi, or any kind of microwave was banned. Think it’s not possible?
Think again, it is the last Radio Quiet Zone. It is called Greenbank, WV and to live here you have to sign a contract agreeing not to have any of
the above mentioned objects. Why? So that nothing interferes with a sophisticated radio telescope at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. The
Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope is the world's largest fully steerable radio telescope.
But in creating this area for the telescope they have managed to create a safe haven for some. It is the last place on earth that has electromagnetic
field silence. People who have are electro sensitive are moving here to find peace. In the attached video are a couple of the people that have found
peace moving into an area where they are not hounded by the electromagnetic waves.
It is the last place on earth that has electromagnetic field silence. People who have are electro sensitive are moving here to find peace.
I'm not exactly sensitive to the extent I've read other people suffer from, but I am a bit, and I can only imagine how amazing it must be to live in
such a place without feeling the headaches and extra stress on the body.
Sad that it's the last such place, though I imagine living out in the 'middle of no where' would have near the same effect.
I was certain that we had a radio quiet zone here in Australia too, but, my google-fu is failing me for the time being. Grr.
a reply to: kaelci
There are MANY places in West Virginia where you will lose cell phone coverage but that is the only place that has all the other restrictions. Due to
the mountains it just isn't possible yet to get a signal strong enough without using cell phone boosters. My dad has one of these he takes onto the
job because he doesn't have signal there. I lost signal if I drive about 5 miles down the road but I will get it back 15 miles later when I come out
of the holler. LOL
I doubt is the last place on earth with radio silence, first there is no such thing as we get bombarded with radio from outer space, and second
because other radio telescopes like fast in china has similar exclusion regions.
a reply to: Indigent
a reply to: kaelci
Yes Kaelci, I think you are right. But I can’t find anything that says that. However, on the few I see there is not land open to the public in the
way of a town at least that I can find in my quick research…but I will continue to look.
This is also a MANDATED quiet zone. Not just no humans so no towers
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Mmmm. I hear that folks are beginning to break their contracts because at the end of the day they still like the modern convenience of signals.
Routers going up, smart phones with signals enabled, ect. Some postulate that it may at some point stop being a signal free zone. Personally I prefer
it to be signal-free, but we know how life goes.
a reply to: MaddenedRambler
Yes people are starting to break the contracts. In the above video he actually talk a little bit about it. He states that he has about 40 rogue
modems running there right now.
I don't think I could do without BUT if you agree to the terms I think it should be upheld.
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