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Pics of VOA Greenville

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:44 pm
by K9EZ
OK, the place is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HUGE that pictures do not do it justice. Here are a few pics of ONE SITE in Greenville, NC.

http://broadcastpro.biz/Photo-Album.php ... Greenville

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:18 pm
by Dave Loudin
Biggest RF output of any site in the US. Ironically, as I have visited many VOA sites, including Delano, two Philippines sites, and the sadly-defunct Bethany, I've never set foot in either Greenville site.

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:09 pm
by K9EZ
Dave Loudin wrote:Biggest RF output of any site in the US. Ironically, as I have visited many VOA sites, including Delano, two Philippines sites, and the sadly-defunct Bethany, I've never set foot in either Greenville site.
I actually have a few pics of Mason, OH kicking around somewhere as well.

I understand the ERP out of Greenville is on the order of 30 MEGAwatts.

Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2007 12:54 pm
by PaulBWalkerJr
K9EZ wrote:
I understand the ERP out of Greenville is on the order of 30 MEGAwatts.
I wonder what would happen if I had 30 megawatts eminating from my stick out back here? LOL!

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Posted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:19 pm
by ai4i
K9EZ wrote: I understand the ERP out of Greenville is on the order of 30 MEGAwatts.
But they still fade! :lol: I'd rather have a 3Kw station in orbit.

Re: Pics of VOA Greenville

Posted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 4:11 pm
by NECRAT
Those HV power transmission lines the power feed for this building??

Re: Pics of VOA Greenville

Posted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 8:01 pm
by w4auv
Is VOA in Greenville scheduled to close down? Does anyone know about this station?

Re: Pics of VOA Greenville

Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:24 pm
by boiseengineer(old)
Wow. They're using some really old transmitters there.
http://www.rwonline.com/article/119514

Re: Pics of VOA Greenville

Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:21 pm
by w4cl
Site C had a harden bunker that was off limits to everyone except with special none descriptive credentials. No regular employee was every allowed near it. After Site C was decommissioned, everything (and I mean EVERYTHING including the fixtures in the ceiling) in the bunker was removed under darkness with HIGH security. Someone who would have had direct knowledge of what the bunker was stated to a group of people a few years back that it was a CIA receive station for clandestine operations. There were no transmitters at Site C.

It is also known, but never confirmed from anyone at Greenville (I asked several times of people I knew that worked there and they wouldn't comment either way) that Greenville would be used from time to time in jamming operations and was on rare occasions under special conditions used as a numbers station during the Cold War, something that those of us on the mid east coast didn't need any confirmation! Our S-meters told the story!

Re: Pics of VOA Greenville

Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:47 pm
by Dave Loudin
Maybe my record of site visits is why they're still going. :wink: Despite the curtain arrays (dipoles in front of a reflector) and the big power, often the best signals into West Africa came from 100 kW (extremely nominal) into a rhombic at Bethany.