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Enormous ELF Transmitter In Exmouth, Australia (Aus/US Joint Venture)

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posted on Dec, 28 2010 @ 08:06 PM
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(Most Americans take it for granted that the end of the cold war did not put U.S. intelligence agencies out of business; they have found other secrets to chase and other keyholes to peep through. Just what that meant, however, was a mystery-especially when it turned out that the spooks had failed to predict India's recent nuclear tests. Coincidentally, a study by the European Parliament turned up an answer. The top-secret Echelon network, run by the U.S. National Security Agency in cooperation with four English-speaking countries, uses satellites and super-computers to intercept, sift, and eavesdrop on most of the world's telephone, e-mail, and fax communications. This discovery, first reported in Europe in Milan's newsmagazine "II Mondo," has raised an outcry on the continent over civil liberties violations and the use of espionage to give "Anglo-Saxon" corporate interests an economic advantage.)
It is called UKUSA, and it is the most exclusive club in the world. Its members are five English-speaking countries: the United States (top of the class and leader of the pack), Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Its purpose is electronic espionage, and its principal resource is called Echelon, a network of highly sophisticated spy satellites, interception bases on the ground, and super-computers capable of analyzing vast quantities of intercepted messages, phone conversations, faxes, and electronic-mail messages. The target of this satellite-cum-electronic Big Brother is the entire world's telecommunications.
It is legitimate to ask whether this description of a massive global surveillance system might not stem from paranoia of Orwellian proportions. But the existence, the pervasiveness, and the power of this system have been confirmed by a report prepared early this year for the Scientific and Technological Options Assessment (STOA), a department of the European Parliament's General Research Directorate.
According to this report, every phone call, every fax, and every email message, whether in code or otherwise, can be intercepted, selected, decoded, and inserted into an extremely powerful computerized database shared by the five countries involved. In describing this mechanism, the report, "An Assessment of Technologies for Political Control," states categorically: "Throughout Europe all phone calls, faxes, and e-mail messages are regularly intercepted, and from the British strategic center of Menwith Hill any information of interest is sent to the headquarters of the [U.S.] National Security Agency (NSA)."

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Certain things just made a whole new world of sense....

Re: Exmouth though...


The Very Low Frequency (VLF) antennas are large spider webs of wire supported in a top hat arrangement. The centre tower ‘Tower Zero’, rises to a height of 387.9 metres. The other towers are spread out in two concentric rings around Tower Zero; the towers of the inner ring are 364 metres high while those of the outer ring are 304 metres high. Buried in the ground beneath the antenna array is 386 kilometres of bare copper ground mat.


wow, 386kms of copper 'ground mat'. if copper was formed into a 'mat' wouldn't you describe it in km squared? wouldn't something have to travel in one direction only to be measure in standard km's?
so is it the 386km's of wire that's going round and around in a circle to create the 'mat' or is it going straight down into the ground??



On 7 October 2008, Qantas Flight 72 made an emergency landing at Learmonth airport near the town of Exmouth, Western Australia following an inflight accident featuring a pair of sudden uncommanded pitch-down manoeuvres that resulted in serious injuries to many of the occupants.[10][11][12][13][14] The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) identified in a preliminary report that a fault occurred within the Number 1 Air Data Inertial Reference Unit (ADIRU) and is the "likely origin of the event". The ADIRU — one of three such devices on the aircraft — began to supply incorrect data to the other aircraft systems.[13][15] The ATSB's continuing accident investigation will include assessment of speculation that possible interference from Harold E. Holt facility or passenger personal electronic devices could have been involved, although based on initial analysis, the Bureau believes these are unlikely to have been of any impact.[13][16][17]
On 27 December 2008, another aircraft, Qantas Flight 71, also had a malfunction in its ADIRU. The incident again fuelled media speculation regarding the significance of the Harold E. Holt facility, with the Australian and International Pilots Association calling for commercial aircraft to be barred from the area as a precaution until the events are better understood,[18][19] while the manager of the facility has claimed that it is "highly, highly unlikely" that any interference has been caused


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It would seem the other poster stating there was nothing of interest re: this site, must be ignoring the existing controversy of the two above events... Just saying.

One other thing...
Harold Holt wants access to Secret U.S Facility Pine Gap,
Harold Holt goes for a quick swim and never returns.
Now this Secret Exmouth U.S Naval Facility is named after him.
Is that meant to be some sort of sick joke?

-B.M
edit on 28/12/10 by B.Morrison because: (no reason given)




posted on Dec, 29 2010 @ 01:52 PM
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Pine Gap isn't nearly as useful as it used to be due to increased use of fiber optic cables. Of course, the NSA taps fiber optic cables too. Check out James Bamford's "Shadow Factory."

Regarding interference with aircraft, radiation hazards are well known and are indicated in NOTAMs. The only NOTAMs I've seen are UHF and higher. PAVEPAWS is a prime example. (Some would argue PAVEPAWS is VHF.)

As an aside, anyone who has been near ATC radar with an ordinary scanner can tell you that the radar comes right through the scanner no matter to what frequency it is tuned. Might makes right. But radar is a concentrated beam. VLF is mostly omnidirectional.



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