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Air Force Radar Station on Union Cross Road, 1962.

Air Force Radar Station on Union Cross Road, 1962.

Air Force Radar Station on Union Cross Road, 1962.

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  1. This a great photo!!! do you have any others of this location at the same time frame?? I am very interested in what you may have!

  2. There are other photos of the radar base on this web site – http://www.radomes.org/museum/thumbs.php?pic=Winston-SalemAFSNC&site=Winston-Salem+AFS=NC

  3. That photograph is suspect, because there would not have been a large structure behind the radar tower like that shadow implies. I am guessing this picture was taken through a window and the shadowy building was a reflection in it; the “halos” are probably the reflection of lighting inside the building where the camera was.

  4. This photograph was published in the Winston-Salem Journal, August 25, 1962, page 3.

  5. This is a time exposure. The halos are made by the lights on the radar antenna on top of tower 26, the large building to the rear. In front is a radome, known as tower 24. Tower 26 is still in the park, without its huge antenna.

  6. Good picture. Tower numbers need to be swaped. Station there 1959-1967, worked in both towers.

  7. I remember this radar station because it took me about two weeKS to find as a 10 year old radio amateur. When I was around ten my mother’s whole house tube operated intercom would buzz every so often mostly during the summer and just a fast buzz about every 30 seconds or so…. so I started trying to track down the source…. after describing it to several people that I knew in ecectronics, my mentor commented that it might be the radar station in Union cross. I lived in North, High Point, and had my father drive me by the radar, I could see it from, I guess it was 311 north. It was exciting to see it for a kid into electronics, and science! I drove by where I thought it was, a couple weeks ago, and as everything else it was changed and gone. I would love to see any parts, or remains of the antenna, or the equipment, or to learn anything technical I could about it. I have read that early radar operated on the 27 Mhz band, did this one?

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