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Kirt Blattenberger
 Post subject: Green Bank Radio Telescope Operates in the KKK-Band?
Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:20 am 
 
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An RF Cafe visitor recently sent me a photo of the 100-meter radio astronomy telescope at Green Bank, West Virginia. The first thing I noticed in the pic was the dedication plaque to former Senator Robert C. Byrd (D-WV); in fact, it is called the "Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope."

http://www.gb.nrao.edu/gbt/

What I want to know is does the Robert C. Byrd telescope operate in the KKK-Band? :smt043 They don't use an e-mail address, or I would write to ask.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Byrd#Ku_Klux_Klan

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Jose Arrina
 Post subject: Re: Green Bank Radio Telescope Operates in the KKK-Band?
Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:28 am 
 
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KKK-band! That's a riot! =D> :thumleft:

I was always wondering why Byrd was called the Conscience of the Senate when everyone knew of his background as a KKK kleagle. Bill Clinton even excused it at the old coot's funeral by saying it was necessary to get elected in West Virginia. Then again, Bill figured womanizing was necessary to get elected in Arkansas! :smt025

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