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Near Kahuku in Honolulu County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
 

Opana Radar Site

IEEE Electrical Engineering Milestone

 
 
Opana Radar Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, December 5, 2017
1. Opana Radar Site Marker
Inscription.  On December 7, 1941, an SCR-270B Radar located at this site tracked incoming Japanese aircraft for over 30 minutes until they were obscured by the island ground clutter. This was the first wartime use of radar by the United States Military, and led to its successful application throughout the theater.
 
Erected 2000 by Insitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceCommunicationsScience & MedicineWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the IEEE Milestones in Electrical Engineering and Computing series list.
 
Location. 21° 42.265′ N, 157° 59.925′ W. Marker is near Kahuku, Hawaii, in Honolulu County. Memorial can be reached from Kuilima Drive half a mile north of Hawaii Route 83, on the left when traveling north. Marker is accessible from a “Shoreline Public Access” to the left of a loading dock, at the Turtle Bay Resort. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal
Opana Radar Site Marker, on the left image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, December 5, 2017
2. Opana Radar Site Marker, on the left
address: 57-091 Kuilima Dr, Kahuku HI 96731, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Opana Radar Site (here, next to this marker); Mission School (approx. 5.8 miles away); Breaking Ground with a Vision: An Inspired Beginning (approx. 6.2 miles away).
 
Opana Radar Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, December 5, 2017
3. Opana Radar Site Marker
The top of the ridge in the background is also related to this marker.
An additional Opana Radar Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, December 5, 2017
4. An additional Opana Radar Site Marker
Opana Radar Site Marker detail image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, December 5, 2017
5. Opana Radar Site Marker detail
Additional Opana Radar Site Marker detail image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, December 5, 2017
6. Additional Opana Radar Site Marker detail
A painting of the Opano radar Site, with mobile SR-270B consisting of three trucks.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 28, 2017. This page has been viewed 131 times since then. Last updated on August 8, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 28, 2017, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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