By Dr. Chris Fallen, KL3WX
Geophysical Institute - Uniervsity of Alaska, Fairbanks
The next HAARP open house will occur on 19 August 2017 and include round-trip bus transportation from Fairbanks for $45 which will help bring costs down for individuals, particularly for those from out of town. Throughout the day there will be talks by Geophysical Institute researchers on-site about the HAARP facility and research, and other research topics pursued at the UAF Geophysical Institute. As in the previous year, tours of the main transmitter array, control center, and power generation plant will be offered throughout the day. Hams and radio enthusiasts are encouraged to bring their equipment for photo opportunities or even to make contacts from the site.
The next HAARP campaign will occur approximately during the "new moon" in September and will largely be continuations of research experiments from the previous campaigns. Similar to the February campaign, information regarding selected experiment activities will be announced, allowing hams and SWLers to tune in and collectively participate. One notable difference from the previous campaign is that another column of transmitter shelters at HAARP will be be operational, both increasing the HAARP net transmitted power to 80% of its nominal 3.6 megawatts and increasing its antenna gain.