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Identify device on mountaintop?

Discussion in 'Technology' started by jrobcet, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. Feb 10, 2012 at 12:33 PM
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    jrobcet

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    Can anyone identify the device in the picture? It's perched on top of a mountain (9200') in Idaho. I'm thinking it might be some sort of repeater (TV, cellular?), but I've not seen anything like it before.

    My only other thought is that they couldn't dig the silo any deeper, and what you're seeing is the top of the missile that has been covered over -- but I could be wrong about that :p

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Feb 10, 2012 at 12:36 PM
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    Looks like a VOR. VHF omnidirectional range for airplane navigation.
     
  3. Feb 10, 2012 at 12:37 PM
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    Navigational aid.

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    My guess as well.
     
  5. Feb 10, 2012 at 12:37 PM
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  6. Feb 10, 2012 at 12:37 PM
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    that's where Sasquatch lives! hope you have some jack links.
     
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    Niburu
     
  8. Feb 10, 2012 at 12:42 PM
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    That makes sense. I didn't consider it might be used for aviation.
     
  9. Feb 10, 2012 at 12:43 PM
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    Listening devices. Big brother is watching... :spy:
     
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    Neutral per from anonymous? WTF?
     
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    It has all the knoewn visual characteristics of a Giant Alien Deposited Shuttlecock from Planet Badmitton....You should alert the FBI, NASA, and local officials!

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    This is an image of the mother ship....if you see it notify MUFON!
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  13. Feb 10, 2012 at 2:26 PM
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    You know, judging from the size of it, it could be Rush Limbaugh's buttplug. :notsure:
     
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    I can't figure out how to send neg rep yet
     
  15. Feb 10, 2012 at 2:30 PM
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    Like this:
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    Me too... :confused:
     
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    More than likely positive rep from the OP , but due to his low post count , it shows as neutral
     
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    So cmack and nd are actually adored to death by tons of noobs???
     
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    Obviously
     
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    A tall apartment building with different mail boxes?
     
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