NK0844 : RAF Cocklaw, WWII Chain Home Low radar station (1)

taken 1 month ago, near to Hillhead of Cocklaw, Aberdeenshire, Great Britain

RAF Cocklaw, WWII Chain Home Low radar station (1)
RAF Cocklaw, WWII Chain Home Low radar station (1)
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Chain Home Low Station: EDoB ID: e25256
Transmitter/Receiver Block

Chain Home Low radar was introduced to overcome the significant gaps in low level cover of the standard Chain Home radar system. CHL was effective at detecting aircraft below about 500 feet, and unlike CH radar, used a rotating antenna often mounted on the roof of the Tx/Rx building. The CHL station at Cocklaw opened in 1941 and was still in operation in 1945. The large concrete block seen on the roof of the Tx/Rx block presumably was the plinth on which the antenna was mounted.

NK0844 : RAF Cocklaw, WWII Chain Home Low radar station (2)
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Date Taken
Monday, 17 September, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 6 October, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Construction, Development  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NK 0895 4420 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:29.2768N 1:51.1421W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NK 0896 4419
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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