A Place With No Frequency
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In Docket No. 11745 in the year 1958, The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) established The National Radio Quiet Zone (NRQZ) bounded by NAD-83 meridians of longitude at 78d 29m 59.0s W and 80d 29m 59.2s W and latitudes of 37d 30m 0.4s N and 39d 15m 0.4s N. The vicinity encloses a land area of approximately 13,000 square miles near the state border between Virginia and West Virginia for the purpose of minimizing possible harmful interference to the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) in Green Bank, WV and the United States Navy in Sugar Grove, WV.
The NRAO is a state-of-the-art radio telescope facility for the international scientific community.