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What does this mast do?

By far_northact 10 September 2013 20

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This antenna/transmitter was installed during the night (literally) over the weekend on the 9th hole of the Gold Creek Golf Course.

Calls to the club manager received the helpful advice that he doesnt know anything about it(!)

Anyone know what it is?

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LifeLine 7:30 pm 11 Sep 13

I have lived on the course for 10yrs never complained once but the noise is there constantly I have done voluntary work there for a few years as well.To ask a question and be told to get f## was wrong and to put it up illegally is typical of the current owner ashame very poor business. ACT planning were there taking photos and investigating and confirmed it was illegally erected.

Deref 10:48 am 11 Sep 13

Definitely a space wave amplifier. I’ve added an extra layer of tinfoil to my hat!

RadioVK 9:02 am 11 Sep 13

LifeLine said :

I also noticed this and contacted the owners who told me it was none of my concern and told to get off private property.

They were right.

LifeLine said :

I am concerned by the constant noise it makes throughout the night.

Try tightening your tin foil hat.

LifeLine said :

ialso beleive it was erected illegally according to act land and planning.;

Based on what exactly?

RadioVK 8:56 am 11 Sep 13

LSWCHP said :

My guess (educated, but still a guess) is that it’s one end of a SCADA data link used for some sort of device monitoring and control. If you look down the path of the reflector you’ll probably see the other end somewhere off in the not too far distance.

Interesting that the club manager didn’t know what was going on.

You’re spot on I think. ACTEW AGL use SCADA radio to monitor things like HV circuit breakers and sewerage flow meters.The sewerage flow meters pop up in some odd places sometimes, and it’s highly likely that they wouldn’t have bothered to tell the golf club what they were doing. They used to use Yagi antennas, but they may have switched to the parabolic style, or just be using them in marginal signal areas.

fernandof 8:49 am 11 Sep 13

c_c™ said :

ECHELON

The third?

Robertson 8:48 am 11 Sep 13

LifeLine said :

I also noticed this and contacted the owners who told me it was none of my concern and told to get off private property.I am concerned by the constant noise it makes throughout the night.

ialso beleive it was erected illegally according to act land and planning.;

Its emission of subsonic audio waves will probably give you cancer, too.

Robertson 8:46 am 11 Sep 13

c_c™ said :

ECHELON

SETI

Grrrr 8:40 am 11 Sep 13

LifeLine said :

I also noticed this and contacted the owners who told me it was none of my concern and told to get off private property.I am concerned by the constant noise it makes throughout the night.

ialso beleive it was erected illegally according to act land and planning.;

noise? from a couple of antennas and associated electronics?

lolwut

PS: The owners are right.

c_c™ 2:17 am 11 Sep 13

ECHELON

LifeLine 9:04 pm 10 Sep 13

I also noticed this and contacted the owners who told me it was none of my concern and told to get off private property.I am concerned by the constant noise it makes throughout the night. ialso beleive it was erected illegally according to act land and planning.;

Growling Ferret 8:39 pm 10 Sep 13

Remote weather station or sprinkler controller. Speak to the guys in the greenkeepers shed.

FXST01 7:56 pm 10 Sep 13

Homing beacon for the Skywhale.

poetix 5:21 pm 10 Sep 13

poetix said :

davecdp said :

looks like a weather station

Contacts the aliens who ride in ‘weather balloons’.

beardedclam said :

It’s a transmittor. Sends communication signals to the Alien spacecraft over Pearce.

Quiet, Quorg! if we make the same ‘joke’ too many times, even the ignorant humans may begin to suspect the Truth.

beardedclam 2:42 pm 10 Sep 13

It’s a transmittor. Sends communication signals to the Alien spacecraft over Pearce.

poetix 2:41 pm 10 Sep 13

davecdp said :

looks like a weather station

Contacts the aliens who ride in ‘weather balloons’.

magiccar9 2:02 pm 10 Sep 13

Last ditch attempt at public art from our Government?

LSWCHP 1:20 pm 10 Sep 13

My guess (educated, but still a guess) is that it’s one end of a SCADA data link used for some sort of device monitoring and control. If you look down the path of the reflector you’ll probably see the other end somewhere off in the not too far distance.

Interesting that the club manager didn’t know what was going on.

davecdp 12:31 pm 10 Sep 13

looks like a weather station

davo101 12:25 pm 10 Sep 13

WiFi hotspot? Can’t really see the far antenna so can’t be sure.

Rawhide Kid Part3 12:18 pm 10 Sep 13

Looks like a repeater to me.

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