PTN - Potsdam, New York

Station: Potsdam, New York
Director: Dr. Won-Young Kim Network Affiliation: LCSN, LD
Latitude: 44.6197N
Longitude: 74.5829W
Elevation to Sensor: 440 m
Depth to Sensor: 0
Geology: Potsdam Sandstone, Cambrian Period
Vault Conditions: Sensor is housed in a concreste vault constructed on gneiss outcrop.
Site Description: Wooded area with little traffic
Station Instrumentation: Remote site:
Guralp DM/24
external GPS clock
spread-spectrum digital radio transmitter
solar panel with gelcell battery
Data collection site:
spread-spectrum digital radio receiver
PC windows2000,
SCREAM! (Guralp Dataserver),
Operated Since: November 19, 1999
Spread-spectrum digital radio transmitter had problems in communicating with the receiver at the roof top of Raymond Hall at SUNY Potsdam campus. Hence, it did not work during spring through fall when leaves on tree branches are blocking the path. In the summer of 2003, we installed 32 feet antenna tower at the station and worked well for few weeks. Then, the station is dead due to too much snow covering solar panels(?).

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