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Duga Radar - Chernobyl

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I present you the Duga Radar in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. I've been wanting to make this for a while now and I finally had the time available to do so. It took me about 7-8 hours to make spread over 3 days and I'm quite happy with the result because I think that this is the most accurate version in Minecraft. Chunky doesn't render certain blocks somehow (apparently a bug) so I'll post some detailed screenshots when that's fixed, it's just too big for normal screenshots.

About the radar:
Duga (Russian: Дуга) was a Soviet over-the-horizon (OTH) radar system used as part of the Soviet anti-ballistic missile early-warning network. The system operated from July 1976 to December 1989. Two operational Duga radars were deployed, one near Chernobyl and Chernihiv in the Ukrainian SSR (present-day Ukraine), the other in eastern Siberia.

The Duga systems were extremely powerful, over 10 MW in some cases, and broadcast in the shortwave radio bands. They appeared without warning, sounding like a sharp, repetitive tapping noise at 10 Hz, which led to it being nicknamed by shortwave listeners the Russian Woodpecker. The random frequency hops disrupted legitimate broadcasts, amateur radio operations, oceanic commercial aviation communications, utility transmissions, and resulted in thousands of complaints by many countries worldwide. The signal became such a nuisance that some receivers such as amateur radios and televisions actually began including 'Woodpecker Blankers' in their circuit designs in an effort to filter out the interference.

I used this pack to create the forest, so thanks for that:


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Update #2 : by BioPowered 09/16/2018 10:44:11 amSep 16th, 2018

Thought that it would be nice to give it a download ;)

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09/17/2018 3:11 pm
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that's damn huge! O_O

what height it is IRL?
09/18/2018 1:16 am
Level 53 : Grandmaster Engineer
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Yeah, it's an impressive piece of engineering.
About 90 meters I thought but mine is a bit bigger.
09/02/2018 8:44 am
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This looks Great! Chernobyl was something that never crossed my mind of building but looking at your build u managed to capture it perfectly Great work!
09/02/2018 11:07 am
Level 53 : Grandmaster Engineer
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Haha, thanks! I'm planning way more stuff from the Zone in the future.
07/31/2018 7:23 pm
Level 51 : Grandmaster Narwhal
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wow, chernobyl I like so why do not you build it on a normal scale
08/01/2018 3:50 am
Level 53 : Grandmaster Engineer
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Well, actually it is on a normal scale
07/31/2018 9:57 am
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Beatifull, it gives me a certain emotion... great work
07/31/2018 10:00 am
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Thanks, that means a lot to me :)
07/30/2018 10:54 am
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Remember this place from Anil B's vlogs, sick recreation. Would love to see it in person one day.
06/18/2019 4:35 pm
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