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    The quietest place in the USA, maybe North America, radio frequency quiet. It is very remote! I remember spending the evening of July 4, 1976, here, watching a natural fireworks show that was unprecedented, lightening that was amazing!! That lack of radio frequency interference resulted in the construction of the largest radio telescope in the world, out in western New Mexico. I take off from N29, Magdalena, New Mexico, fly west toward Datil and the Datil Mountains, then turn southwest to land at Rael Horse Ranch, NM68. The tracks for the giant telescope, which is tuned by moving many disks mounted on rail cars, are visible in several shots.
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    Last edited by plainsman; 09-26-2020 at 04:06 PM.
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    Great captures of the San Augustin Plains Bob. I guess they didn't include the Very Large Array in the scenery.
    Larry

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    Very cool!

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    Thank You, Larry! You can see the tracks in two shots, but I did not find any disks?? I didn't fly the whole array length, they could all be bunched up??
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    Thanks, David!
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    Nice shots and good lesson as well! Thank You!

    Michael

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    not too far from Soccoro . . . . an interesting place. Good pics

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    Just across a mountain.
    Thank You!
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