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ianbache
09-01-2010, 20:07
Hi all here are a few images of the radar station that formed the Aberporth triangle including Llanbedr radar that tracked the Jindivik drone for live firing of sidewinder missile and others,any comments welcome

http://i550.photobucket.com/albums/ii425/LLanbedr/DSC00219-1.jpg

http://i550.photobucket.com/albums/ii425/LLanbedr/DSC00217-1.jpg

http://i550.photobucket.com/albums/ii425/LLanbedr/DSC00223.jpg

http://i550.photobucket.com/albums/ii425/LLanbedr/DSC00218-1.jpg

http://i550.photobucket.com/albums/ii425/LLanbedr/DSC00215-1.jpg

tamiya monkey
11-01-2010, 21:35
interesting place, whats the status of the complex?

ianbache
12-01-2010, 21:19
interesting place, whats the status of the complex?

Hi there
After the closure of Qinetiq Llanbedr and the loss of the Jindivik drones to the Mirach system out of Qinetiq Aberporth,the radar cover was on longer needed,so i have been told it has been mothballed, but needs confirming

PJH
13-01-2010, 15:29
This was the 'legendary' Mynydd Rhiw site. It was manned by detachments from Llanbedr and was considered in one of two ways:
1) A horrible detachment in the middle of nowhere.
2) A great little bolt hole, away from your boss at the main station.

I also believe it is currently mothballed but is still owned by QinetiQ.

Peter

WH320
04-06-2010, 22:16
This was the 'legendary' Mynydd Rhiw site. It was manned by detachments from Llanbedr and was considered in one of two ways:
1) A horrible detachment in the middle of nowhere.
2) A great little bolt hole, away from your boss at the main station.

I also believe it is currently mothballed but is still owned by QinetiQ.

Peter

There was also a remote "Control Transmitter" and a remote "Telemetry Receiver" limked to Llanbedr via a microwave link across the bay.

It was used to provide coverage for low level sorties. They were remotely switched by the technicians monitoring the telecommand and telemetry systems.

mbriscoe
27-06-2012, 12:41
Mynydd Rhiw is mentioned in

Wings Across the Border: v. 3: A History of Aviation in North Wales and the Northern Marches (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1844940101?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creativeASIN=1844940101&linkCode=xm2&tag=g8eprpyemuseu-21)

Microwave link trials were done between various sites around the Irish Sea in WWII. These seem to have been done from further up the hill at the other site. I suspect it might have been originally a RAF comms site before becoming Home Office / Police / Whatever. There are quite a number of concrete bases around the area as if there had been quite a few things there.

MYNYDD RHIW (https://picasaweb.google.com/pyemuseum/MynyddRhiw080410?authkey=Gv1sRgCNj_vqnpw9XASg#)

MB