Radomes Guestbook V3.0
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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Prior months' guestbooks:
Name: John Tianen
Veterans of the 656th Radar Squadron located near Saratoga Springs, NY recently erected a historical marker near the old radar site. Nearly 100 veterans of the 656th and others who helped us make this project happen gathered in Saratoga Springs on September 22 to dedicate the plaque. The following morning, several 656th veterans met at the marker's location and placed the plaque on its pole. To see a photo of this marker, visit our website at http://saratogaradar.org/ When the home page opens, click on the link titled "656th Historic Marker".
OK - I think I have the Patches & Emblems gallery unscrewed-up now. Please let me know if you have problems with it. - Gene
Just a note - working on another issue, I've managed to break the "Patches & Emblems" gallery. I'll get this fixed as soon as I can. - Gene
Keith Boettcher -
Name: Keith Boettcher
I am joining as an associate member. My $25 check to AFRMA (my full name is Harold K Boettcher) was recently cleared. How do I get my membership access set up? (In my youth I lived in Cambria, CA (1953-1979) and have memories of the 775th AC&W at Cambria AFS.
Name: Tom Page
Re 27th Air Division Yearbook on sale, eBay item number: 321844010926 -- we have a copy of that yearbook already. It's at my residence, along with others in the Radomes, Inc., collection.
Name: Tom Page
Steve Weatherly: Just F.Y.I., the FAA had no involvement at Point Arena AFS. None whatsoever. After the Air Force "Blue-Suiters" left, the site was maintained and operated by Air Force Civil Service technicians. The AN/FPS-24 radar swap-out with an AN/FPS-93A model was earlier than you listed, around 1975 or 1976. This was not part of the JSS conversion. The radar change was simply to get rid of the AN/FPS-24, problematic in high winds (as you know all too well). And the AN/FPS-93A was the final search radar. Its radome was type CW-396A. -- Tom
Gary - definitely overpriced, by a factor of about 5, IMO. We don't have this yearbook, and would love to have it. If anybody wants to pony up for a very nice donation, please do. Contact me for shipping address if you decide to donate this to us.
Name: Gary Jacobs
27th Air Division Yearbook on sale, eBay item number: 321844010926. No connection to me whatsoever. Overpriced in my view. Post for FYI only.
Name: Steve Weatherly
Daniel Evans. At Pt Arena AFS, the follow-on use of the FPS-24 radar tower included the FPS-91A installed in 79/80 for the FAA/JSS. This radar set was located on the 5th floor with the antenna and 55’ radome on the roof. There was no Radome Support Structure (RSS) like for the Mt Hebo and Cottonwood radar towers.
Name: Daniel Evans
Last "owner" of the Point Arena RADAR, Left it in April 1999