Talk:United States National Radio Quiet Zone

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This page could be improved radically with a map of the area. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:27, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

Similarly, the addition of specific data regarding restriction by band and service would be useful. Cell service in this area appears to be seriously deficient, for example. There is probably also an area immediately around the Green Bank observatory with tighter restrictions. Tomligon (talk) 17:44, 19 July 2011 (UTC)

There is a separate state law (the West Virginia Radio Astronomy Zoning Act) which significantly restricts virtually any type of radio transmission interference within a two mile radius of the Observatory. There's an additional ten mile radius zone, also covered in that state law, that limits transmissions based on power output. jæs (talk) 03:06, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

Article doesn't match reality[edit]

"As a result cell phone, etc. service is not allowed throughout much of the NRQZ." (from the article) Really? I just spent the better half of today driving from Beckley, WV to Harrisburg, PA on I-66 and I-81 right through several towns mentioned in this article (including Staunton and Harrisonburg) and not only did I have cell service, I had pretty consistent 5 bars of 4G LTE. If there's a radio blackout here, I certainly didn't encounter it. Have restrictions been loosened lately? cluth (talk) 22:57, 12 June 2013 (UTC)

Restrictions vary depending on where you are in NRQZ. Near Green Bank, West Virginia (where the radio telescopes are located), most transmitters are banned. As you get further away, restrictions lessen. Bitmapped (talk) 00:18, 13 June 2013 (UTC)

Assessment comment[edit]

The comment(s) below were originally left at Talk:United States National Radio Quiet Zone/Comments, and are posted here for posterity. Following several discussions in past years, these subpages are now deprecated. The comments may be irrelevant or outdated; if so, please feel free to remove this section.

A Map of the zone should be created or added, to aid understanding of geography and scale.

Last edited at 05:28, 8 October 2009 (UTC). Substituted at 09:37, 30 April 2016 (UTC)

Sugar Grove Still in Operation?[edit]

The article on Sugar Grove Station says it was closed as of September 30, 2015, so this portion of the article would seem to no longer pertain. Tomligon (talk) 03:43, 7 June 2016 (UTC)

Restriction of gasoline vehicles question[edit]

There was a claim that only diesel powered vehicles are allowed near the telescope. While I've seen that, the cited source didn't say that. (I was interested in whether electric vehicles are completely banned, so I went to investigate...) (anyways this has been an explanation of my edit that replaced an incorrect citation with citation needed)

(also if anyone knows regarding EVs, please let me know [are they outrighted banned? Is it something where special permissions could be worked out on an individual case by case basis?]) UniversityofPi (talk) 02:30, 7 October 2016 (UTC)