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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Kahuku in Honolulu County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
 

IEEE Electrical Engineering Milestone

Opano Radar Site

 
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, December 5, 2017
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Inscription.
Opano Radar Site
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.
February 2000
(logo) Insitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
 
Erected 2000 by Insitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
 
Location. 21° 42.265′ N, 157° 59.925′ W. Marker is near Kahuku, Hawaii, in Honolulu County. Marker can be reached from Kuilima Drive. Touch for map. marker is accessible from a “Shoreline Public Access” to the left of a loading dock, at the Turtle Bay Resort. Marker is at or near this postal address: 57-091 Kuilima Dr,, Kahuku HI 96731, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 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).
 
Categories. Air & SpaceCommunicationsScience & MedicineWar, World II
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, December 5, 2017
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marker is to the left
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, December 5, 2017
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the top of the ridge in the background is also related to this story
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, December 5, 2017
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the story board between the two markers
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, December 5, 2017
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detail of pictures on the story board; early radar equipment, and a "bleep" on the radar
IEEE Electrical Engineering Milestone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, December 5, 2017
6. IEEE Electrical Engineering Milestone Marker
detail of picture on the story board; a painting of the Opano radar Site, with mobile SR-270B consisting of three trucks
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 28, 2017, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 66 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 28, 2017, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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