posted on Nov, 25 2009 @ 01:58 PM
reply to post by The Wave
You should have pity for the government employee that has to read all these forums and separate the wheat from the er um colorful rocks.
The microflect is commonly known as a pain in the arse if you talk to any communications workers. They are flat panels that are used to reflect
microwaves. The alignment is critical because the loss reflecting off the panel is great.
A microflect by design is usually in the middle of no where, though occasionally they are found on repeater sites. Here is a double reflector on Brock
The notion behind the microflect is your transmitter and receiver are located at easy to reach locations, generally on a tower at a facility at ground
level. This way the maintenance is easy since you don't have to drive to the mountain top, which in some locations would require a belt/track driven
vehicle that can handle snow. Some sites require helicopter access.
Getting back to the microflect on Papoose, I have a photograph of it that I took from the power line overlook. I don't have it handy. But what is
funny is I accidentally reversed the image, so it looks like it points to Groom Lake instead of the NTS. The "experts" on another forum spent all
sorts of effort explaining how it is potentially used for Groom Lake. Well, you get what you pay for. ;-)