The Tropospheric Scatter Dishes and the rest of the RAF Stenigot Radar Station is off Manor Hill, in Stenigot village, the civil parish of Louth, in the East Lindsey District of Lincolnshire, England.
The small village of Stenigot is situated in the Lincolnshire Wolds and is most known for its World War II Radar Station. RAF Stenigot was part of the Chain Home radar network established before and during the 1940’s. Chain Home was one of the first practical radar systems and helped establish the world’s first integrated air defense system. The 4 Tropospheric Scatter Dishes of RAF Stenigot transmitted and received microwave radio signals and were used to provide long range detection of aircraft.
After World War II ended, Allied Command Europe, a NATO communications system took over RAF Stenigot and others in 1956. ACE High designed it to be used as a UHF troposcatter radio system that would provide long range communication for the NATO chain of command in the forms of telephone and telegraph. It established over 200 channels for 82 stations in 9 different NATO countries.
The RAF Stenigot Radar Station was decommissioned by the Allied Command Europe in the late 1980’s and many of the buildings were demolished by 1996.
As of 2014, the 4 Parabolic Reflector Troposphere Scatter Dishes still remain along with the Radar Tower and some other out buildings.
Where are the abandoned Tropospheric Scatter Dishes located? You can find it with these coordinates. 53.328781,-0.118476.
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