NO3715 : Secret base

taken 10 years ago, near to Foodieash, Fife, Great Britain

Secret base
Secret base
Abandoned since the end of the Cold War, this listening post at Hawklaw near Cupar was just one of many in the UK associated with GCHQ in Cheltenham. Stations such as this constituted the ground-based portion of the United States Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) System or "USSS." They were designed to intercept Morse Code, telephone, telex, radar, telemetry, and other signals emanating from behind the Iron Curtain. Currently, the US National Security Agency relies more on sophisticated SIGINT satellites with code names like Vortex, Magnum, Jumpseat, and Trumpet to gather and analyse the world's satellite, microwave, mobile phone, and high-frequency communications and signals although many ground stations remain in operation in the UK and elsewhere.
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NO3715, 14 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 5 March, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 5 March, 2007
Category
Radio station   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 377 157 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:19.7903N 3:0.4972W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 378 157
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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