NO3715 : Secret base

taken 11 years ago, near to Foodieash, Fife, Great Britain

This is 1 of 2 images, with title Secret base in this square
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.
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright James Allan and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
NO3715, 14 images   (more nearby )
  (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Monday, 5 March, 2007   (more nearby)
Monday, 5 March, 2007
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)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map

Image classification(about): Geograph (Second Visitor for NO3715)
This page has been viewed about 358 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · OS Map Checksheet · Geograph Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
W Go E
You are not logged in login | register