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    Default RAF Stenigot Chain Home Radar Station, Lincs - April '09


    The second part of Stenigot concentrates on images from the WWII era, & it's role as a Chain Home Radar Station. The site has been vandalised & looted in recent years by the usual mindless idjuts. Security now patrols the site to prevent further damage to what is left. Visited with my Son & Black Shuck. For the history on the site & the radar system please check the following links;

    http://www.subbrit.org.uk/rsg/sites/...got/index.html
    http://www.radarpages.co.uk/mob/ch/chainhome.htm

    On with the images. I took almost 500 shots from here & it was hard to choose a select few to post here, but here goes!


    Exterior of the CH Receiver Block


    Some shots of the remaining equipment





    The Cyclone air con system



    Outside , there were remains of the bases for the wooden receiver towers. Cabling fom this still runs to the CH Block


    Walking to the Transmitter block, we took the opportunity to shield ourselves from the wind for a while & enjoy a much needed cuppa inside the Pillbox!


    Refreshed & warm, it was on to the CH Transmitter Block. In the foreground can be seen one of the bases for the steel towers


    Inside the sub-station room


    Although this building wasn't in the later NATO Ace High Compound with the parabolic dishes, evidence suggests a connection


    Inside the Transmitter Hall...




    ...& a view under the floor


    Back outside built within the protective earth banks, there were 2 of these which had me intrigued as they were fitted with 3 phase type connectors


    Finally a view of the remaining Transmitter Mast, still used by the MOD for training purposes


    A cracking day with some unexpected surprises, one of which i have left for Black Shuck to post his image of, after he excitedly found it. I'll have further pics on my website when it's up with some interesting shots of former equipment used at Stenigot.

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    Cracking stuff guys love the fact that some of the electrics are still there and in remarkibly good condition

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    That's brilliant! :) Why isn't it a living history museum?

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    Top pics, its nice to see a radar station with some kit still in it!

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    Hello Guys Heres Shucky !!! here we go with some of my shots of the inside of a fantastic gem of an Explore!s/gg388/footballplayer2/DSCF0544.jpg[/IMG]ayer2/DSCF0579.jpg[/IMG]
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    Lovely stuff Badoosh and Shuck. I didn't realise that they had a CH mast left there. I thought that the one at Great Baddow was the last one. Brilliant!!!
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    Thanks a lot for your interest G.Z. The C.H Mast is actually a listed structure.:)
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    Brilliant, Badoosh and Shucky...what an explore! I didn't realise there was so much remaining there now.
    Excellent stuff, guys. :)
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    Fantastic stuff. Fills in a lot of gaps for what Hillhead would have looked like.

    Makes me even more determined to get down and dirty under the transmitter bunker up there and see if there's anything left at all under the floor.
    Do it safely, or not at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seahorse View Post
    Fantastic stuff. Fills in a lot of gaps for what Hillhead would have looked like.

    Makes me even more determined to get down and dirty under the transmitter bunker up there and see if there's anything left at all under the floor.
    Oh believe me mate it was most def down and most def dirty, but god it was damn good fun!!... It reminded me of everything I ever wanted to do when going exploring.:) Loads of remains left.;)
    And a dreadful thing from the cliff did spring. And its wild bark thrilled around. His eyes had the glow of the fires below. Twas the form of the Spectre Hound. 'Ha' yer fa'r got a dickey, bor?' 'Yis, an' he want a fule ter roide 'im, will yew cum?'

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