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mobile relay station | type 002/003 (en)


Surveying Dartmoor National Park


During four weeks of the summer of 2011, Karl-Heinz Mauermann collects space-time-co-ordinates in Dartmoor Nation Park, Southern England. Dartmoor National Park, established as such in 1951, is devoted to the preservation of the wilderness character of the area; this comprises its archaeological relics, like the stone rows of Merrivale, The Graveyard, Grimspound, as well as its flora and fauna. Approximately 42,000 acres, or 16 percent of the park, are listed either as natural sanctuary, or as places of "special natural science interest" ausgewiesen. Added to this is the preservation of 2,500 acres of woodland. In contrast to other national parks, Dartmoor National Park does not come under the Rights of Way Act. In consequence, the whole park is accessible to pedestrians, they are not restricted to existing roads and by-ways. (source: wikipedia)

Mauermann develops two new types of mobile relay stations, small and compact ones particularly suitable for use in open country spaces. In order to relay collected data to base stations quickly and efficiently against all odds, Mauermann sometimes uses derelict, but still fully functional service lines by British Telecom. Thanks to the aid of honorary volunteers, the survey can partially be conducted from the air.