Breaking news: The antenna poles and related hardware are on their way from the plant in Renfrew, Ontario to the staging point for the Adak build in Seattle, Washington on the backs of large trucks. The current plan has the barge arriving in Adak at the end of July and construction beginning in August.
Background: The third MSI dual-radar radar build will take place in Adak, Alaska in the late summer of 2012. The site PI is Prof. Bill Bristow of the University Of Alaska Fairbanks. The first two MSI dual-radar builds were completed in Hays, Kansas (2009) and Christmas Valley, Oregon (2010). The fourth is planned for Graciosca Island, Azores (Portugal).
Facts about Adak:
Southern-most community in Alaska
The name derives from Aleut for “father.”
The latitude is 51.88 N and the longitude is -176.658 W.
Elevation is 164 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 298.
For more information about the island of Adak and the community, see