SU1710 : Discovering RAF Ibsley: HF/DF station (10)

taken 7 years ago, near to South Gorley, Hampshire, Great Britain

Discovering RAF Ibsley: HF/DF station (10)
Discovering RAF Ibsley: HF/DF station (10)
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RDF Tower DoB ID: e29831

A short distance from the air raid shelter is a concrete plinth on which are mounted three pairs of bolts, but it's not known what purpose they served, although I would guess it was for some kind of antenna mast. It may relate to an earlier system of direction finding that used a much larger aerial array.

Update: since writing the above, I'm more inclined to the view of Richard Drew of the Atlantikwall website who describes it as a triangulation point.
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SU1710 : Discovering RAF Ibsley: HF/DF station (11)
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Thursday, 8 October, 2015   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 18 October, 2015
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Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands  Air transport  Derelict, Disused  Communications  Heath, Scrub  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 1765 1036 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:53.5474N 1:45.0254W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 1765 1036
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