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SCR-270 Radar Antenna

 
 
SCR-270 Radar Antenna Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, March 30, 2019
1. SCR-270 Radar Antenna Marker
Inscription.  The SCR-270 radar antenna was part of a mobile radar system, operating at 104MHz, that could detect and track aircraft at 125 miles. This antenna is a 1943 production version of the radar that tracked the incoming Japanese raid on Oahu, Hawaii on 7 December 1941.

This antenna was donated by the Institute of Space and Atmospheric Studies, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada. It was used by the university to study the Aurora Borealis at frequencies of 58 and 105MHz. It collected some of the very first radar echoes from the "Northern Lights".
 
Erected by National Electronics Museum.
 
Location. 39° 11.755′ N, 76° 41.067′ W. Marker is in Linthicum Heights, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is at the intersection of West Nursery Road and Elm Road, on the right when traveling north on West Nursery Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1745 West Nursery Road, Linthicum Heights MD 21090, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. AN/SPG-55B Radar (a few steps from this marker); TPS-43
SCR-270 Radar Antenna image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, March 30, 2019
2. SCR-270 Radar Antenna
(within shouting distance of this marker); Nike Ajax (within shouting distance of this marker); FuG 65 Wurzburg Riese (Giant) Radar Antenna (within shouting distance of this marker); XAF Radar Antenna (within shouting distance of this marker); Stoney Run Train Station (approx. 0.8 miles away); Elkridge Furnace Inn (approx. 1.6 miles away); Linthicum Heights (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Linthicum Heights.
 
Categories. Air & SpaceCommunicationsWar, World II
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 31, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 31, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 31, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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