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Welcome to the Online Air Defense Radar Museum. We hope you enjoy your visit, and that we have contributed a little something in the name of those who served.  Gene.

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08/28/2002 00:00:00

Name: Vern L. Rice
Email: www.vernrice AT

Hello to all the scope dopers out there. It was Keesler in 1962-1963 and then on to Duluth IAP Sage center 1963- 1965 with alot of TDY tour to the boonies and then on to NKP, Thailand 1965-1966. Back to U.S. in Sept. 1966 and discharge. This is a great site, please keep up the good work. THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES AS WAS SAID NUMEROUS TIMES BY A VERY FAVORITE AND FAMOUS PERSON.

08/28/2002 00:00:00

Name: Gene at Radomes
Email: radomes AT

IMPORTANT NOTICE - There is currently a network problem between me and the Radomes web host. I am unable to get email or upload files at this time. For some unknown reason, I am able to get to the web pages - but don`t know why. I`ve got trouble calls out, but have no idea when this may be fixed. Please bear with me. - Gene

08/27/2002 00:00:00

Name: Harry M. Bacheler, Jr.
Email: hbacheler AT

Three (3) tours with ADC: April 58 - Dec 58, 683 ACW, 33d Air Div, Sweetwater AFS, Sweetwater, Texas (40 miles west of Abilene. Jan 59 - Dec 59, 926 ACW, Frobisher Bay AFS, Frobisher Bay, Northwest Territories, Canada (Baffin Island) (600 Miles north of Goose Bay, Labrador. North of Resolution Island (another ACW site there) We were the furthest north before the Canadian sites. Aug 61 - Aug 62, 744 ACW, Murphy Dome AFS, Murphy Dome (28 miles by road from Fairbanks, Alaska). (Followed by Aug 62 to March 64, at Eielson AFB, outside Fairbanks, Alaska. Another tour in Alaska was at Kenai AFS, Kenai, Alaska. Alaska Command alternate site. (Sept 67 - Aug 69) Yes, I did like the cold - The friends I made, made it warm and convivial. Note: Going back to Fairbanks in May of 2003 to visit my Masonic Lodge, where I have not been since Feb of 1964. Lookiing forward to the visit to the `home place`, as it were.

08/25/2002 00:00:00

Name: Brent R. Gilbertson
Email: brgilber AT

Have been looking for information on Dew Line and have just started using this site. Spent 2 years with Fed Electric Pin 3 (15 mo ) and Cam Sector tech for 6 mo. 1961 to 1963 Radician Have some info and few pictures

08/21/2002 00:00:00

Name: Ronald Larson
Email: antiqueronkaz AT

First duty station in 1954 was 666th AC&W as Radar Tech, on Mt. Tamalpias just north of San Francisco. i transferred to the 4701st AEW&C at McClellan upon activation in 1953. I attended Navy radar schools at San Diego in Dec. 1953 and the first RC-121C radar installation class at Burbank in Jan 54. I flew on the first missions out of McClellan in 1954. I was discharged as a S/Sgt in June 1955.It was a wild and wooley time with long hours of work because of lack of trained Radar Techs.Would enjoy swapping war stories with anyone of that time period. Also will respond to any requests pertaining to that time. Ron Larson

08/21/2002 00:00:00

Name: Lauretta
Email: LaurettaLowell AT

My uncle worked for you and gave me the data to enter the sight. Awesome!

08/21/2002 00:00:00

Name: Petra (Peter) Hofmann
Email: petralyn AT

I couldn`t believe this site. It brought back soooo many memories. I was in Key West in 65-66. Then on to Angel`s Peak 66-67. Finally TAC detachment in Phitsanuloke, Thailand. I`ll never forget my first train ride from Thakli to Phitsanuloke. And a Bob Hope Christmas `67. As you can see I too under went many changes since then. :) P

08/20/2002 00:00:00

Name: Larry A McClurg
Email: lamcclurg AT

I was stationed at the 858th in Fallon Nevada from 1956 to 1960 as a scope dope. I am looking for Ken Gonsoulin and Joe Benavides who were there at that time, or anyone else who was at the 858th then that remembers me. Would like to here from you.

08/19/2002 00:00:00

Name: Tom Page
Email: tepage AT

Would the contributor of the vintage photo of the Carrabelle, FL, gap-filler radar site (Z-198A)*PLEASE* contact us. We need your help in determining the radar site`s precise location. THANK YOU. -- Tom

08/19/2002 00:00:00

Name: Randle M Biddle
Email: windships AT

I served as a BUIC III civilian programmer with SDC at No Truro AFS from Feb 1968 to July 1969. We were the `BUIC Field Group` responsible for issuing regular releases of the software for AN/GSA-51A computer system, and for considering all change requests from other BUIC III sites. My first real job, and among my most memorable. Visited the site just last week, and met a ______ Schooler (?) one told me about your organization. He now works for the FAA, but was a Blue suiter at No Truro about the time I left. Lots more to tell, but would fill many pages. All the best, Randy Biddle Valencia, CA 661-263-6816 661-263-6826 fax

08/18/2002 00:00:00

Name: Jim Eyles
Email: jime AT

Hey Gary Jacobs, that signal generator for MDS checks is a TPM-25.

08/18/2002 00:00:00

Name: Herk Randall
Email: mrandal2 AT

Anyone know what happened to the SAGE web site. It disappeared.

08/17/2002 00:00:00

Name: Tom Dehlinger
Email: nctarheel AT

Great website. Thank you for all the hard work. I have bunches of pictures of the 794th ACW SQ at Cape Newenham AFS Alaska. Willing to share them with anyone that was there and does not have any. My tour of duty at Cape Newenham was June 1969-June 1970. Wouls like to hear from anyone that was there during that time. I am also looking for Michael A Kirkpatrick. He was at Keesler with me and in AK too. He wa also at Murphy Dome, AK. I have been looking for him for over 20 years. If you have any info on him please email me. Thank you.

08/17/2002 00:00:00

Name: Melinda (Day) Luther
Email: QueenMom81 AT

Just a note to say thank-you for this site..I am an `Air Force Brat` and very proud of that...My daddy, Capt James Day,died 23 years ago, while still on active duty, from a heart attack at age 45...I was 19....this site has allowed me to reminise, as well as be in contact with several men,that to this day remember wonderful gentleman sent me several pages from his scrapbook with pictures of my parents!!! I thank-you all for the time you served our country.....and for the memories you`ve made!!!.....You are all special!!!!

08/16/2002 00:00:00

Name: Gary Jacobs
Email: GAJ7702 AT AOL.COM

One day at a garage sale I noticed an old familiar item, a PSM-6 multimeter. I hadn`t seen one for close to 30 years. Guy wanted a couple bucks for it so now it sits on my bookshelf. Made me think perhaps there should be a `Radar Test Equipment Hall of Fame.` Surely the venerable PSM-6 would be somewhere at the head of the line, along with those `portable` H-P oscilloscopes that weighed a ton. The signal generator for the inevitable MDS check ...

08/15/2002 00:00:00

Name: hirosi kojima
Email: kojimadensi AT

about 45years ago i was student of keesler afb. japan airforce ac&rader and air defence system `badge`computer system

08/15/2002 00:00:00

Name: Juan Torres
Email: JuanT234 AT

Outstanding site!

08/15/2002 00:00:00

Name: John Duhaime
Email: jphid107 AT

Was stationed at Highlands AFS, New Jersey 1961-63 and Bucks Harbor AFS, Maine 1963-1965 in Radio Maintenance..GATR sites. Retired in 1978

08/14/2002 00:00:00

Name: robert clark
Email: crdshrob AT


08/14/2002 00:00:00

Name: Wally Davis
Email: wallace.davis AT

I was reading an article in the Aug 2002 issue of AIRMAN Magazine that the 932ACW at Rockville was retired and turn into a drug and alcohol rehab center. After spending a year at the ROCK in 1976 I can see that is very fitting.

08/13/2002 00:00:00

Name: Byron Podtburg
Email: b.j.s-interiors AT

I was stationed at the following radar sites: Grand Rapids AFS MN, Antigo AFS WS, Monkey Mountain Viet Nam, Wadena AFS MN, Finley AFS ND and Indian Mt AFS AK I was in heavy ground radar from Aug 1961 until Apr 1978 when I cross trained into ManPower Mgt. I spent 30 years and had a blast most of the time. I now sell Chevys and am still having a good time. I retired Mar 1991. We live in Bellevue Ne.

08/12/2002 00:00:00

Name: Kenneth O-Dell, CMSgt Ret.
Email: cmsodell AT

I assigned to the 4625th Support Gp at Adair, OR 1962 to 1967 and the 859th Radar Sq (SAGE) 1967-68.

08/12/2002 00:00:00

Name: Jim Mac Donald
Email: jmacdon AT

This site is a well-done piece of historical work,the photos are outstanding! Topo maps and satellite imagery just great, hope your work will inspire others to remember the hard and long hours military, civil servants and civilian contractors spend working to defend the USA!

08/11/2002 00:00:00

Name: Thomas L Moore
Email: tmoore AT

Hi Gene, I`m back! Retired now and doing some traveling. I stil owe you some info on Cape Lisburne`s Mona Lisa project. Site looks good. Take care, A1C Tom Houma, La 657 AC&W and Cape Lisburne, Ak 711 AC&W

08/11/2002 00:00:00

Name: Ron Zimm
Email: ronzimm AT

AMAZING! I was with the 29th FIS (Malmstrom AFB) and the 59th FIS (Goose AB) from 7/57 to 2/60; Radar Shop. Who would have ever thought we would have a `virtual` museum. NOTE: SAGE was the predecessor of American Airlines SABRE reservation system!

08/09/2002 00:00:00

Name: Guy Coleman
Email: gbcoleman AT

774th Comm Officer 1965 - 1966 (site deactivation)

08/09/2002 00:00:00

Name: Millard G.Shirley
Email: ms3750 AT

Twice around at Thule-town - Jul 66 to Aug 67 and Jul 74 to Aug 75, retiring after the second trip. Are any of the old-timers still above ground? Is Bldg 610 still there?

08/07/2002 00:00:00

Name: Arnold Hooper
Email: hoopa AT

Looking for old friends. Mt Tam, 666th 1954---56, Rockville, Iceland 56-57, McClellan AFB 964th 57--58.

08/07/2002 00:00:00

Name: J.T. Barber
Email: jtbarber AT

780 ADGP 72-74 / 679 RADS 74-79. Recent visit to Fortuna AFS, ND (780th) - have pics to scan in...will forward after processing and scanning.

08/06/2002 00:00:00

Name: Lou DeVeaux MSgt
Email: jldeveaux1 AT

Stationed at Elmendorf, Alaska Norad 72-74 and with the 656th at Saratoga from 74-75. ACW operator and crew chief.

08/04/2002 00:00:00

Name: Charles Young
Email: n42cy AT

What a terrific site ! Congratulations on a great job of saving a bit of military history. I was stationed at the 706th AC&W, Dickinson ND, from 1963-1965 and just returned from visiting to old site.

08/04/2002 00:00:00

Email: jj962nd AT

Served in AC&W Sqs from Georgia,Okinawa, McCord AFB,Paine Field,Blaine and Curlew all Wa. State 47-53. Misawa 54-55 AE&W Otis 55-61 Barrington N.S.61. Boston NORAD Control Center 62. Back to Otis 62-67

08/04/2002 00:00:00

Name: Ron Irvine
Email: irv AT

792nd Radar Squadron (SAGE) N. Chas.,SC Oct 1963- Aug 1965. 710th AC&W Station, Tin City, AK Aug 1965 - Aug 1966

08/02/2002 00:00:00

Name: Jon Edwards
Email: JonElinE AT

Would whoever sent me an e-mail requesting info on 859th Red Bluff ,CA site please resend your address? I deleted it by mistake and may have some things to help you out. Would also like to hear from anyone else from that Sector (Portland) who is still around.

08/01/2002 00:00:00

Name: John Rosso
Email: godfather1501 AT

Looking for fellow vets of Southern Japan Radar Sites, 610thACW,618thACW,850thACW, 527thACWGp, and ADCC Itazuke, Japan 1949-60. Have a web page for all of you. Check it out: JOHN

08/01/2002 00:00:00

Name: Brenda Elliott
Email: belliott AT

I am looking for the following unit patches: 606 TCS (Bremerhaven GE, 83rd TCF (Holloman AFB, N.M. and 26 ADS (Silver City, N.M.) for my 20 year retirement plaque. Need patches asap if any one can help me out. Brenda Elliott 2709 Phyllis Drive Copperas Cove, Texas 76522 254-547-5644

08/01/2002 00:00:00

Name: max
Email: max.farrell AT

just looking for some information about the 21st signals corp radar station on the long range mountians in the port aux basques newfoundland area ie. table mountains. any info would greatly be apprectiated

08/01/2002 00:00:00

Name: max
Email: max.farrell AT

just looking for some information about the 21st signals corp radar station on the long range mountians in the port aux basques newfoundland area ie. table mountains. any info would greatly be apprectiated