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Offline colin haggart

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Re: Warden Chain Home Low Station
« Reply #41 on: February 15, 2014, 23:01:51 »
Thanks Paul.

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Re: Warden Chain Home Low Station
« Reply #40 on: February 15, 2014, 22:54:56 »
More like so as not to interfere with the radar and muffle the noise? :)
Generators give off Harmonics.
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Re: Warden Chain Home Low Station
« Reply #39 on: February 15, 2014, 21:09:39 »
Was this building in my photo of 1986, camouflagued by the grass on the roof to stop it from being seen from the air?


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Re: Warden Chain Home Low Station
« Reply #38 on: September 22, 2013, 12:31:14 »
Did a bit more digging :)

I think the ? could be the TX antenna or it was on the BOP and the RX was at the CHL
If ? was the TX then maybe the cupola on the BOP was for a range finder?
The CHL was for detecting shipping but could also detect low flying aircraft.  I now know TX&RX were on the same antenna, not at the BOP but on the radar building the other side of the road
That's what I was thinking maybe something like this?  (It's got steps going up to it, A bit exposed though...)
It could be that the BOP had a range finder pre radar?

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Re: Warden Chain Home Low Station
« Reply #37 on: September 19, 2013, 14:50:24 »
Could it have been a large range finder on the BOP or radar for detecting surface targets?

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Re: Warden Chain Home Low Station
« Reply #36 on: September 17, 2013, 12:36:38 »
So what was on the cupola ring on the BOP?  :(

More questions than answers........
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Re: Warden Chain Home Low Station
« Reply #35 on: September 17, 2013, 12:34:09 »
Proof of Gantry at Warden Point CHL .
And the Type of Radar that was on it..
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Re: Warden Chain Home Low Station
« Reply #34 on: September 16, 2013, 04:13:55 »
Thanks,
Same here, just don't think of the roof? :)
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Re: Warden Chain Home Low Station
« Reply #33 on: September 15, 2013, 12:49:01 »
I'll have a look Paul but I don't think I have any of the roof. Plenty from every other angle!

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Re: Warden Chain Home Low Station
« Reply #32 on: September 15, 2013, 12:15:22 »
From a walk along there today it now looks like the generator building and second half of the main building has (mostly) joined the others on the beach now.

Particularly when compared with the images on this link http://www.discoveringfossils.co.uk/isle_of_sheppey_fossils.htm

Has anyone got a decent pic of the roof of the building in the foreground?
I'm looking for evidence of a gantry. (looks like it could be some kind of pad)
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Re: Warden Chain Home Low Station
« Reply #31 on: August 20, 2013, 12:11:50 »
That's about 1979.  Spent many an hour sitting on that sheltering from the Sheppey wind. :)
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Re: Warden Chain Home Low Station
« Reply #30 on: August 19, 2013, 23:06:37 »
No you don't, you get a good idea of the size when really close as you can see how wide the bottom is, but you soon forget until you see a picture like this!

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Re: Warden Chain Home Low Station
« Reply #29 on: August 19, 2013, 23:05:26 »
It's huge - you don't realise it now it's in pieces!

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Re: Warden Chain Home Low Station
« Reply #28 on: August 19, 2013, 22:57:44 »
No date unfortunately but I guess late 1970s :)

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Re: Warden Chain Home Low Station
« Reply #27 on: August 19, 2013, 22:41:03 »
Great image - when was that taken Kyn?

 

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