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Offline Richard Crowley

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NIST - National Institute of Standards Tree?
« on: November 29, 2017, 07:03:29 AM »
I have heard the term "shade-tree mechanic".
But here is what Google satellite-view identified as the NIST in Ft.Collins, Colorado.
Is this what Dave means by "kinda how 'ya doin"?   ;)



https://www.google.com/maps/place/NIST+Radio+Station+WWV/@40.6683978,-105.0398255,154m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x876934b040547107:0x987903210de784fb!8m2!3d40.6796942!4d-105.042429
 

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Re: NIST - National Institute of Standards Tree?
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2017, 09:11:44 AM »
I have heard the term "shade-tree mechanic".
But here is what Google satellite-view identified as the NIST in Ft.Collins, Colorado.
Is this what Dave means by "kinda how 'ya doin"?   ;)



https://www.google.com/maps/place/NIST+Radio+Station+WWV/@40.6683978,-105.0398255,154m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x876934b040547107:0x987903210de784fb!8m2!3d40.6796942!4d-105.042429

Try looking up their Gaithersburg, MD location.  At least for some time after 9/11, they had all references to the campus purged off the maps.  No public signs, no phone book entries, just a guard shack with a blank sign board next to the gate.

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Re: NIST - National Institute of Standards Tree?
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2017, 10:13:30 AM »
Try looking up their Gaithersburg, MD location.  At least for some time after 9/11, they had all references to the campus purged off the maps.  No public signs, no phone book entries, just a guard shack with a blank sign board next to the gate.
Google identifies one of the antenna towers as "WWV" and you can see the NIST "campus" amid the antenna farm (although not labeled).
 

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Re: NIST - National Institute of Standards Tree?
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2017, 04:35:44 PM »
Google identifies one of the antenna towers as "WWV" and you can see the NIST "campus" amid the antenna farm (although not labeled).

I believe much of their “campus” is away from the antenna farm, over closer to Boulder in “normal” office spaces. NCAR also has a large facility in Boulder.

The antenna farm was in the “middle of nowhere” when I was a kid. Now it’s being encroached on by the millions who have moved to the Front Range area since then. 8 million plus and counting. Getting too crowded around here.
 


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