Thursday, April 23, 2009


Our communications with the "Real World" go through the BITF (Black Island Telecommunications Facility). My coworker, Antz Powell ( is in charge of keeping the satellite communications gear out there working.

There is weather monitoring gear at BI, and the weather folks here keep tabs on the wind, etc. there. Black Island is across the bay from us, about fifteen miles roughly south of us. BI gets a lot more wind than we get here on Ross Island-- 100MPH winds are not uncommon there.

During our last big storm (last weekend), it really got howling out there. The weather station reported that winds peaked out at 192 knots (221 MPH). Breezy!

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