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07/30/2016 17:33:22

Name: Tom Page
Email: historian AT

As seen in the most-recent "Google Earth" / "Google Maps" aerial imagery, the former Fortuna AFS, ND (Z-27) has now been demolished ... except for the AN/FPS-35 radar tower, roads and foundation pads, and the off-site GATR facility. Sad. :-(

07/30/2016 17:30:28

Name: Jim Eyles
Email: jime AT

Excellent video documentary below posted by Tom. It's concerns not only the inception of; but the reclamation of the land occupied by the Mill Valley Radar Station. I have never visited Mt 'Tam' as I was stationed further north at Point Arena, but it is a place I will visit in the near future. Thanks Tom.

07/30/2016 00:00:00

Name: Tom Page
Email: historian AT

A 22-minute film about the former Mill Valley AFS and its restoration may be viewed at

07/28/2016 20:24:19

Name: Steve Weatherly
Email: lweatherly4 AT

Still looking for the fabrication plans for the assembly of the AN/FPS-24 search radar antenna. This includes the antenna base which the antenna reflector is attached to and which is mounted directly over the pedestal which includes the antenna bearing. The antenna base also incorporates the feed horn boom and the adjustment mechanism for varying the boom angle with respect to the horizon.

Note - the FPS-35 antenna was fabricated against a wooden mold to get the basic curvature of the antenna reflector correct during assembly. I suspect the same was true for the fabrication of the FPS-24 antenna reflector. Are there any photos or drawings of the FPS-24 antenna reflector during fabrication or final assembly on the designated radar station?

On there is a photo of the Cottonwood AFS, ID 14 ton FPS-24 antenna pedestal (this is different from the supporting radar tower antenna pedestal). In addition, a Pt Arena AFS, CA photo shows FPS-24 antenna reflector on-site assembly

07/06/2016 00:00:00

Name: Tom Page
Email: historian AT

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