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From: Dan Zinngrabe
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 1997 07:31:08 -0800 Subject: Re: "PYD" Radio Direction Beacon Near Groom Lake >Subj: PYD Found!!! >Date: 97-03-15 18:45:44 EST >From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Don L. Davis) > >Mystery of PYD solved! I just returned from a conference in Las Vegas, >where I was able to conclusively RDF the site of PYD 414. It is >located (as was briefly alluded to) near Groom Lake in Nellis AFB, That would be the "big radar" facility NW of the lakebed. This is supposedly a large rotating antenna, and it does show up on most maps and overhead photos (though I have yet to see anything with decent detail). One of the currrent theories is that this is associated with a system for in-flight radar cross section measurement- which would explain the beacon. You'd want to use it somewhat like a waypoint or VOR to home in on from various directions to get RCS measurements from different angles, speeds, etc. Dan
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