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2017 tour of Arecibo Radio Telescope and RF equipment
« on: December 04, 2020, 04:16:26 PM »

Also mentioned early in this 2017 video, 12 strands of a cable broke during an earthquake.

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Re: 2017 tour of Arecibo Radio Telescope and RF equipment
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2020, 04:39:58 PM »

Wow, thanks for the video, what a beast.
I looked enormous on pictures, but seeing the people walking around on the receiver platform, gave it a whole new scale.

At 0:12, I love the giant helix antenna, what a beast.

What a shame that it got damaged and will be demolished.
.... some of the euqipment would however make the most interesting teardowns, I could imagine.  ;D

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Re: 2017 tour of Arecibo Radio Telescope and RF equipment
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2020, 12:53:05 PM »
Found another Tour video, also from 2017


12:26 "..not anything as simple as the structure collapsing, it's been 50 years, it's survived enormous things, it's going to be fine."
Oh Tom, how wrong you were on that day.


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Re: 2017 tour of Arecibo Radio Telescope and RF equipment
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2020, 02:08:09 PM »
What a shame that it got damaged and will be demolished.
.... some of the euqipment would however make the most interesting teardowns, I could imagine.  ;D


I have been in email contact with their technical director, between the cable failure in November and then after the total collapse. There was not much possibility of them shipping power electronics from Arecibo to Denmark, on their expenses, just for me to do videos on it. But I did try to ask :)

Due to recent events, this thread needs this video of the collapse from control room view and drone view.

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