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Explore #189: NATO station ‘Ice Station Zebra’, Italy – October 2016

Explore #2 of the ‘128mb SD Card Tour’ After exploring Oculus Tower, we unfortunately failed on our next couple of targets. We then headed high up into the mountains to this disused former NATO communications facility with a silly urbex codename, where we also planned to camp for the night. History (translated and rewritten from here and here) Station ‘Livorno’, atop Monte del Giogo, was one of 82 ‘ACE HIGH’ L-band troposcatter communications bases located in nine different NATO countries.…

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Explore #188: Oculus Tower, Italy – October 2016

Explore #1 of the ‘128mb SD Card Tour’ To be honest this tour was probably the least successful and enjoyable European trip so far (although all the others have been amazing), as it was overshadowed by a serious bit of bad luck before I even joined it, although I can’t go go into any details here. But you’ve got to take the rough with the smooth, and looking back I still have loads of amazing memories from the trip, which…

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Explore #187: Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory, Cambridge – June 2016

History The Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory(MRAO) is home to a number of large aperture synthesis radio telescopes, including the One-Mile Telescope, 5-km Ryle Telescope, and the Arcminute Micro kelvin Imager. Radio interferometry started in the mid-1940s on the outskirts of Cambridge, and with funding from the Science Research Council and a donation of £100,000 from Mullard Limited, construction of the Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory was completed and opened by Sir Edward Victor Appleton on 25 July 1957. The site is…

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