I wonder if anyone knows anything about a site near Portpatrick that is locally called "Hust-Hush" - there is a signpost with that on it from the coastal footpath!
It is described as a radar station.
There are a couple of mentions online but they don't tell any more.
There appears to be something on the roof of the long building which could be consistent with their having been some sort of antenna there. The building is visible on the 1946 aerial image.
Needless to say there is no mention of it in any books I have on radar.
I am hoping to get down for a look next week.
I had one thought about this site, Derrick Pratt's book Wings Across the Border has a few pages on some tests done in WWII with microwave links between various places around the Irish Sea. One of the sites was Portpatrick but there is no further information except that they had a circuit to Pembrokeshire. "Hush-Hush" is clear in that direction, wonder if it could be the Portpatrick site?
Solved this, should have read Wings over the Border as it gets mentioned in there. Pictures here.
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The 'hessian' was probably to hide the dish aerial from prying eyes but let the microwave energy through. Must have had shutters inside to close up for the night.
They used the same method at the site on the Lleyn, don't suppose they would worry about draughts!
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