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PETERTHEEATER
25-01-2012, 09:55
If you have an interest in Chain Home stations WW2 there are a number of external and internal images on the IWM website here. Just search fro Chain Home

http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/search?query=chain%20home&items_per_page=10&submit=

Carnaby
25-01-2012, 11:33
Just search for Chain Home
Adding quotes 'Chain Home" removes all the irrelevant stuff

PETERTHEEATER
26-01-2012, 07:01
Useful tip, thanks.

ww2ni
20-07-2012, 10:25
Can anyone suggest where I can find a website with a list of the Chain Home sites in Northern Ireland?
I have seen such a site previously - Think it was through a link on Subbrit but cannot find it now.
Any assistance would be appreciated.

PETERTHEEATER
20-07-2012, 10:41
There is a list on Wiki including NI sites but I can't say how accurate it is:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chain_Home

Richard Flagg
20-07-2012, 10:43
Is it worth putting an audit thread together on the forum? I know very little about CH sites si it'd have to be someone else who does it!

mbriscoe
20-07-2012, 15:36
Can anyone suggest where I can find a website with a list of the Chain Home sites in Northern Ireland?
I have seen such a site previously - Think it was through a link on Subbrit but cannot find it now.
Any assistance would be appreciated.

I can extract the names and grids from the lists in RDF1 and Building Radar. Should not be too many.

Beware of the map of the UK showing radar stations that appears in many places. It of radar station active in 1945 and many had closed by then so are not shown.

MB

PS You might have seen a thread I think I started about "Hush-Hush" in Galloway. This was used in some microwave tests around the Irish Sea. I think there were two sites in Northern Ireland, you might fancy a look to see if you can find them.

OldTG12
16-10-2012, 21:44
Have a look at this:

http://www.hariggers.co.uk/

RAF Aerial Erectors webpage. Lots of interesting pictures of maniacs climbing towers! :-D

Mike L
17-10-2012, 00:29
Is this what you were looking for ww2ni?
http://www.subbrit.org.uk/category/radar

mbriscoe
17-10-2012, 00:36
Is this what you were looking for ww2ni?
http://www.subbrit.org.uk/category/radar

The Sub Brit list is probably complete for ROTOR but certainly a lot of mainland CH, CHL etc missing.

I promised previously to look in RDF1 and Building Radar, will have a look in the morning.

Mike L
17-10-2012, 01:41
mbriscoe,
Do you have any leads on type 287 RDF?
I am really struggling with info on this.
I have the info from Beacon Hill but am looking for more 'in depth' knowledge.

mbriscoe
17-10-2012, 11:06
Can anyone suggest where I can find a website with a list of the Chain Home sites in Northern Ireland?
I have seen such a site previously - Think it was through a link on Subbrit but cannot find it now.
Any assistance would be appreciated.

In RDF1

Ballinderry GCI-m County Tyrone
Ballydonaghy GCI-m County Tyrone
Ballymartin CHL County Down
Ballywoodan GCI County Down
Blackhead - CD CHL County Antrim
Castlerock CH County Derry
Crossmaglen MRU County Armagh
Downhill CHL, 10cm County Derry
Glenarm CHL, 10cm County Antrim

Just got to go out will finish later!

mbriscoe
17-10-2012, 12:08
More ...

Greystone CH, 10cm County Down
Kilkeel CH County Down
Lisnaskea GCI-m Enniskillen
Newtownbutler MRU County Fermanagh
Roddans Port CHL County Down

I hope I have not missed any, will have a look in Building Radar now

mbriscoe
17-10-2012, 12:44
In Building Radar

Chain Home
AMES No. 59 Castle Rock C 799578
AMES No. 61 Greystoine J 622726
AMES No. 78 Kilkeel J 330147

CHL
AMES No.59A Downhill C 742352
AMES No.60A Glenarm D 334131
AMES No.61A Roddansport J 633660
AMES No.78A Ballymartin J 344172

CD/CHL
None listed

GCI
AMES No.26G Bally Donaghy C 363037
AMES No.26G Bishops Road C 724333
AMES No.27G Ballinderry H 918795
AMES No.28G Lisnaskea H 345346
AMES No.29G Ballywoodan T 580429

CHEL
None listed

Fighter Direction
None listed

By the way, have you seen my posting about Hush-Hush? Two of the sites used in the Irish Sea tests were in Northern Ireland. The Sea IV link was between two sites on Snowdon and Kilkeel and Mourne Mountains. Just wondering if anything similar to the building I found near Portpatrick. I tried contacting the author of the book where I found the information on the site (after finding the site) but never had a reply or acknowledgement.

MB

mbriscoe
17-10-2012, 13:10
mbriscoe,
Do you have any leads on type 287 RDF?
I am really struggling with info on this.
I have the info from Beacon Hill but am looking for more 'in depth' knowledge.

"Radar At Sea" has ..

"In addition, 9 type 287 (modified type 284) were set up ashore covering controlled minefields in port approaches"

"In passing, it is worth mentioingh that an early model of type 271 was sent to the Army at ARDE, installed in two GL Mk2 trailers with two 2 metre paraboloid aerials, and, manned by the Army, set up on 19 July 1941 on the SOuth Foreland just North of Dover, 330 feet above sea level alongside the naval type 287 set (a 50cm type 284 with a large aerial for use ashore).
Reference given as ADM 220/78. Chief Supt ADRE, report on Typoe 271X, no date but forwarded to CSS by DSD 15 Augg 1941. But that probably refers to the first part of the bit I quoted rather than the 287.

In the Appendix
Type 287
Minewatch
50cm
about 600 MHz
15 kW
To sea 1941
284 adapted for minewatching ashore

There was also the 288(1) which was a 284 adapted for Armed Merchant Cruisers and 288(2) which was a 284 adapted for training ashore.

The 284 has same frequency and power and to sea 1940 as main armament directors.

MB

Mike L
17-10-2012, 17:36
Cheers MB that gives a few answers. RAF apparently used similar sets and designated them 'type 52' and 'type 54'.
Have you seen this thread where the query originated?
http://www.airfieldinformationexchange.org/community/showthread.php?7777-East-Tilbury-Radar-Tower-(Coalhouse-Point)

mbriscoe
17-10-2012, 18:44
Cheers MB that gives a few answers. RAF apparently used similar sets and designated them 'type 52' and 'type 54'.
Have you seen this thread where the query originated?
http://www.airfieldinformationexchange.org/community/showthread.php?7777-East-Tilbury-Radar-Tower-(Coalhouse-Point)

Just had a read through that thread.

Checked my books, a passing reference to a Type 52 at Fairlight in 1944 in Building Radar. The index is poor in RDF1 so can't see anything there.

A quick look on Canmore shows there was a Type 54 at Rosehearty. Also Canmore (https://www.google.co.uk/search?source=ig&rlz=1G1SVEC_EN-GBUK428&q=site+http%3A%2F%2Fwww.rcahms.gov.uk+%22type+54%2 2&oq=site+http%3A%2F%2Fwww.rcahms.gov.uk+%22type+54% 22&gs_l=igoogle.3...72.18604.0.19079.39.19.0.20.0.0.2 07.2220.6j12j1.19.0...0.0...1ac.1.QQoEP5x4M5k#hl=e n&rlz=1G1SVEC_EN-GBUK428&sclient=psy-ab&q=site+http:%2F%2Fwww.rcahms.gov.uk+%22type+52%22&oq=site+http:%2F%2Fwww.rcahms.gov.uk+%22type+52%22&gs_l=serp.3...109216.109487.0.109768.2.2.0.0.0.0.1 15.218.0j2.2.0.les%3B..0.0...1c.1.DBnu8n0ABHw&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.&fp=ce51c2ce32117e9c&bpcl=35277026&biw=1472&bih=719) mentions several Type 52.