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Radar Hill Revisited Pictures

At the intersection in the road, with Radar Hill to the right
 
At the intersection in the road, with Radar Hill to the right
 
Closer view of the hilltop behind Building 1. ONe of the supports for the 30-foot dish is still visible

Closer view of the hilltop behind Building 1. One of the supports for the 30-foot dish is still visible

 
Looking back East toward the old Mental Health Center (Athens to the left of the picture) from the roof of Building 1.

Looking back East toward the old Mental Health Center (Athens to the left of the picture) from the roof of Building 1.

 

 
Northwest toward the horizon

Northwest toward the horizon

 

 
On the hilltop north of Building 1and the steerable 30-foot dish, moving toward the Gun Director.

On the hilltop north of Building 1and the steerable 30-foot dish, moving toward the Gun Director.

 
Could be a ceramic base for a high-voltage vacuum tube -- or not...
Could be a ceramic base for a high-voltage vacuum tube -- or not...
The access road to the Hill

The access road to the Hill

 

 
Proceeding to the right (North) in front of Building 1 and the location of the first tropo dish.

Proceeding to the right (North) in front of Building 1 and the location of the first tropo dish.

 
Toward Athens. Trees have grown a lot since the operational days amt Radar Hill.

Toward Athens. Trees have grown a lot since the operational days at Radar Hill.

 

 
West with WOUB-TV tower (used for boresighting by aiming at a microwave dish at approximately 0-degrees elevation.

West with WOUB-TV tower (used for boresighting by aiming at a microwave dish at approximately 0-degrees elevation.

 
It could be that the concrete fragments here came from the foundation of the Gun Director. 
North of the hilltop, looking south
It could be that the concrete fragments here came from the foundation of the Gun Director. North of the hilltop, looking south.




 
One of the mountings for the tropo dish at Building 1.
One of the mountings for the tropo dish at Building 1.
Laboratory Building 1 was in front of the small tree in the center. We're very near the location of the front gate.

Laboratory Building 1 was in front of the small tree in the center. We're very near the location of the front gate.

 
30-foot dish foundation, above Building 1.

30-foot dish foundation, above Building 1

 

 
Looking north from the hilltop approximately through the tropo dish. All the trees are post-Radar Hill days.

Looking north from the hilltop approximately through the tropo dish. All the trees are post-Radar Hill days.
 

 
South.

South.


 

 
Sohio 28-foot steerable dish foundation, west side of hill
Sohio 28-foot steerable dish foundation, west side of hill




 
From a spot near where the tower laboratory was located, looking about east.
From a spot near where the tower laboratory was located, looking about east.
Proceeding toward the front door of Building 1

Proceeding toward the front door of Building 1

 
On the hilltop, looking south from about the top of Building 1.

On the hilltop, looking south from about the top of Building 1.


 

 
North toward the Gun Director which steered the 30-foot dish.

North toward the Gun Director which steered the 30-foot dish.


 

 
The "Hospital" surveyors' benchmark on the hilltop.

The "Hospital" surveyors' benchmark on the hilltop.


 

 
Sohio dish support, on west side of the hill, looking east.
Sohio dish support, on west side of the hill, looking east.

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