After Contest University and the Bloggers Chat in the Sky Lounge, we happen to meet a Project Icecube system team member.
At the Contest Supersuite we met George Anderson W7ON
George W7ON had been a major part of the RFI/EMP/EMI design for this Cubic KM array 1 KM down beneath the South Pole Polar Ice cap.
He mentioned that a “mini-HAARP” HF project near by was a major design issue in shielding this huge array.
Here are three videos on IceCube, ranging for a brief introduction to a broader description of the particles they are watching for:
The University of Wisconsin Project Link is http://icecube.wisc.edu/
Though still under construction, the IceCube Project is partially up and detecting, with first particle traces observed in 2004 – MSN Article on First Traces.
George W7ON is in the process of becoming more active in Amateur Radio – hopefully some of his vast RFI/EMP/EMI experience will make it to the pages of QST or CQ !
Again it is a continued amazement the caliber of people one meets at the Dayton Hamvention.