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By gamma @ 2007-01-15 14:33:52
(Only GE) This sign is partof a group of total 8 square signs with more or less positioned in an kinda Y shape with an X in the middle. The 3 outer and the center squares have 8 rings inside, the 4 smaller in the center 4 rings. Each has a white spot on the border and inside the rings. Aint got no clue what it is, anyone ?
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@ 2007-01-15 14:59:45
Could it be this ?;

Ascension Island hosts one of three ground antennas (others are on Kwajalein and Diego Garcia) that assist in the operation of the Global Positioning System (GPS) navigational system.
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@ 2007-01-15 15:00:33
Here is a link that may shed some light on what the heck these things are. It offers a virtual tour of Asecion Island. Click on the red dots and each offers a 360 interactive view of the island from that spot.

http://www.ascension-island.gov.ac/virtualtour/index.html
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@ 2007-01-15 15:38:45
Still no clue, did the tour. Did I miss anything ?
Pdunn picture
@ 2007-01-15 17:26:10
No, I went around also and came up empty. In the process of researching, though, I learned Ascension is one of three locations pivotal in configuring Global Positioning Satellites. Perhaps the mysterious circles are antennas.
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@ 2007-01-15 17:28:36
Sorry. Looks like you already discovered that tidbit of information.
gamma picture
@ 2007-01-15 17:30:31
I couldn't find simular spots on Diego Garcia....not anywere actually who does ?
gamma picture
@ 2007-01-15 18:05:00
Couldn't find spot on Kwujalein
gamma picture
@ 2007-01-15 19:32:06
I don't want to start any alien gstuff what is it ?
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@ 2007-01-15 20:11:31
Okay, I think I've ID'd them. I think what we are seeing are "Ionospheric Scintillation Monitors" for calibrating GPS satellites. Now, what exactly is a "Ionospheric Scintillation Monitor?" For that you will have to see:
http://72.14.203.104/search?q=cache:2etCkXOzRksJ:www.navsys.com/Papers/0009005.pdf+Ascension+Island+circles&hl=en&gl=us&ct=clnk&cd=4&client=firefox-a
And then you'll have to explain it to me, because after reading that I'm more convinced than ever it was spawned by alien lifeforms.
gamma picture
@ 2007-01-21 19:42:28
www.navsys.com/Papers/9806002.pdf

Reading this I can't find a clue to the large (8?) antenna array. According to above pdf it is small. Further pdf about an array on ascension are for sale ??. These kind of antenna's don't look big. Anyone has holiday pictures with local snaps of how it looks.? (Yeah, I was there last week...) unexplained I guess ?
gamma picture
@ 2007-01-21 19:58:27
http://209.85.135.104/search?q=cache:EWQI-gzee0MJ:esa-spaceweather.net/spweather/workshops/SPW_W3/PROCEEDINGS_W3/esa-paper.pdf+scintillation,+ascension+antenna+array+layout&hl=nl&gl=nl&ct=clnk&cd=3

In the pdf point 3.3 what do you think ?
gamma picture
@ 2007-01-21 20:15:45
3.3
Proposed design
The system should consist of three sites, laid out in a
rough triangle with baselines N-S and E-W. The main
antenna should have a total collecting area of5000 m
2
and the satellite antennas2000 m
2
. The sites should
ideally lie some 300-400 km apart. The frequency of
operation favoured is 327 MHz, a protected radio band
and thus unlikely to experience serious interference
and ideally suited to observing the solar wind between
40 and 200 R.
The proposed antenna design is a novel combination of
the traditional transit instrument and modern phase-
steered techniques. It produces 32 simultaneous beams
generated in a hierarchical matrix (the "eButler") which
steer together in right ascension. The beams can be
phased to generate either a single "main beam" or two
simultaneous "anti-beams" straddling the meridian and
positioned approximately half-way between the grating
responses of the row - thus allowing most sources to be
observed three times in a day.
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@ 2007-01-22 09:51:36
I have to believe you are on to something. Hopefully someone who has been there can answer conclusively.
gamma picture
@ 2007-01-22 14:11:47
Yes, a real picture and explanation should be nice. Pitty it isn't really a beach island, then I might voluntair.
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@ 2007-01-24 15:49:21
Just noting that this is not GE only. If you zoom way in, you can see it in GMaps as well. I've updated the URL to the close zoom.
gamma picture
@ 2007-01-25 07:29:37
You are right, strange I tried it before, did something wrong I guess.
Any clue what they are anyway ? I send out a question to the local newspaper but no reaction yet.
gamma picture
@ 2007-02-04 16:39:34
I found 2 possible foto's of the unexplained Google Earth Image on Ascension Island;

http://www.sitescrutineer.com/ai-images/ramps-walk-4.jpg

http://www.sitescrutineer.com/ai-images/ramps-walk-2.jpg

But it doesn'tmake any sense at all.....
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@ 2011-10-05 18:16:29