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- Coordinates: -35.79072, -70.14644, 6100 ft
- Start Date: Installed 11/26/00 by Keith Koper, Dean Childs, et al.
- End Date: Pulled out by Susan Beck, George Zandt, Patricia Alvarado, Megan Anderson et al. on 06/03/2001. Trouble with the sensor?, with the DAS?. Move to RAFA. (San Rafael).
- Instrumentation: sensor: 109805 (STS2), DAS 594, one data stream at 40 sps running on 24 bit digitizer (channels 4-6 on the DAS); the DAS gives voltage and temperature of 0 on the handheld but it seems to be OK otherwise so we went ahead and used it; an inappropriate GPS cable was used, we used one with a "com" extension even though the DAS had a receptor for a small GPS connection, however this doesn't affect the data in any way. Anyway, the clock is currently mounted atop the solar panel pole.
- Directions: Westernmost site along the sourthern line. Follow the main road for 22.6 km past the last Gendarmia outpost to get to the town of Los Loicos. When you get to the main intersection in Los Loicos take a right and go across a bridge. You will come to a triple-forked intersection, go straight to get to the house of Mr. Santiago (the property owner here) or take a soft right to follow the road that leads to the site. Less than a 1 km along this road you should arrive to the site, it is way up the hill on the left, there is a roadside cairn that indicates the spot, it is about 100-200 m past a series of blue fence poles surrounding a group of white boxed power equipment.
- Miscellaneous: This site is located near a power generating turbine on the property of Mr. Santiago, who caretakes the turbine. He is an old school gaucho who is very interested in our project and actually helped quite a bit with the site construction. He has allowed us to camp on his property previously and will probably allow us to in the future. The site is very difficult to get to, up a big sandy hill, and was a pain to make. The pier is probably not as well coupled to bedrock as the other sites because of the local geology, the cement was basically set on a very large rock which may or may not be actual bedrock. This site is reasonably close to a substantial stream/river which may cause some high frequency noise.
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