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The old high light then functioned as the new 'low light', until it too was lost to erosion in 1887.
There were also red and green sectors added in 1888.
originally posted by: mirageman
a reply to: IsaacKoi
Thanks you Isaac I shall contact you re the above.
In other updates. For others interested.
Andrew Pike has written a rather lengthy piece regarding his book "The Rendlesham File" and subsequent withdrawal from sale again.
To avoid any misunderstandings I have decided not to quote anything here. Simply visit the link here.
originally posted by: Baablacksheep
a reply to: KellyPrettyBear
I wouldn't be surprised if someone threatened his life, and his family's life.
I highly doubt this Kev, there is nothing out there which suggests such a thing.
originally posted by: Baablacksheep
What are your personal thoughts?.
originally posted by: Cauliflower
a reply to: mirageman
The lighthouse was deactivated in 2013 but has some interesting history.
In the larger scheme of things it doesn't seem to extend the "Rendlesham Forest" legacy much?
Good afternoon Cauliflower. I am sure I read or heard that the same area (or the Black Beacon) was using LORAN C
Also in reference to LORAN, some information..
'The aircraft would also be equipped with a LORAN navigational device for more precise navigation. In a truly
innovative move, the engineers created a way for the LASER system to "talk" to the LORAN and determine the
coordinates of the target being designated by the LASER.' (5) Retramel, James. Guided Weapons. (Draft) July 1996, p. 4-18. Procured from the author.
'When Loran-C became widespread, the USAF once again became interested in using it as a guidance system'
By the late 1970s the Coast Guard was in the midst of phasing out Loran-A in favour of additional Loran-C chains. The Aleutian and Hawaii chains shut down on 1 July 1979, the remaining Alaska and West Coast chains on 31 December 1979, followed by the Atlantic and Caribbean transmitters on 31 December 1980.
'Modern travel requires exact latitude, longitude and altitude information in real time. Therefore terrestrial based radio wave systems such as the LORAN-C and the Omega-system were developed. The use large transmitter antennas to send low-frequency (LF) and very-low frequency (VLF) radio signals along the ground and off the reflective layer provided by the ionosphere. Thus, vast distances over land and sea can be reached. More recently, space-based systems have become the tools for navigation, among them the GPS system (Global Positioning System). The advantage of space based systems is that the satellites can easily cover the globe. A user can obtain an accurate three dimensional position (his location and altitude) as soon as at least 4 satellites are in view.
However both navigational systems, space-based systems as well as systems on the surface suffer from the transmission through the ionosphere.
The Omega-system requires it, the LORAN system tries to avoid it and the GPS depends on radio signals that pass through it.' The Sun and Space Weather By A. Hanslmeier
My mind is asking if some of the testing of the above was also taking place during a quiet period?
Also not an easy task considering the 24/7 monitoring of the globe due to tensions with the Soviets.
Any slight shutdown of defenses during this period would leave the West vulnerable to attack.
In 1978 RAF Bawdsey re-opened as a Bloodhound missile site which was part of the UK Cold War defenses. www.bawdseyradar.org.uk...
Updating of defensive systems during this period seem plausible, all of which may have been taking place during the quiet period.
edit on 15-2-2018 by AdamE because: Pulse repetitionedit on 15-2-2018 by AdamE because: (no reason given)