The Decca :: Shared Description

The Decca Navigator System, as it became known, was a hyperbolic radio navigation system allowing ships and aircraft to determine their position by receiving radio signals from fixed navigational beacons and it consisted of a number of land-based radio beacons organised into chains, with each chain comprising a master station and three slave stations. In 1946, the Decca Navigator Co Ltd was formed and the first chain - Chain 5B (English) - was established in the south-east of England with its navigation system covering the English Channel, the Irish Sea and the southern North Sea.

One of the first Decca stations of Chain 5B (English) was located in the parish of Poringland in South Norfolk on land on the east side of Shotesham Road. It is still marked on current maps as a transmitter station despite it having been closed down for the past 15 years and converted into a private dwelling. For more detailed information read: Link

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by Evelyn Simak
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18 images use this description:

TG2500 : Aerial supports on the wall by Evelyn Simak
TG2500 : On the former Decca station by Evelyn Simak
TG2500 : Entrance into the old Decca station by Evelyn Simak
TG2500 : Former Decca Navigator station by Evelyn Simak
TG2500 : Lamp on the vehicle garage by Evelyn Simak
TG2500 : The Decca (sign) by Evelyn Simak
TG2500 : The Technical block of the old Decca station by Evelyn Simak
TG2500 : Aerial supports on the wall by Evelyn Simak
TG2500 : Aerial supports on the wall (detail) by Evelyn Simak
TG2500 : The old Decca station by Evelyn Simak
TG2500 : Concreted walkway by Evelyn Simak
TG2500 : Old garden gate by Evelyn Simak
TG2500 : The generator house by Evelyn Simak
TG2500 : Vehicle garage and generator house by Evelyn Simak
TG2500 : The Technical block by Evelyn Simak
TG2500 : Concreted walkways by Evelyn Simak
TG2500 : Entrance to "The Decca" by Evelyn Simak
TG2500 : Former Decca Navigator station by Evelyn Simak


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Created: Fri, 19 Feb 2016, Updated: Fri, 19 Feb 2016

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