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Report - Christmas Common Relay Tower 2015

Discussion in 'High Stuff' started by Jonny_S, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. Jonny_S

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    Christmas Common relay tower January 2015. I was looking for something to do and found out that this USAF microwave relay tower was only going to be a 30 minute drive. Couldn't have picked a better day specially in January it was cold but clear so got a good view at the top. Cant find much information about the place it was a US Air Force microwave relay station which linked the EUCOM war headquarters at High Wycombe, Bucks (Daws Hill)to the Upper Heyford F-111 base.
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    [video=youtube_share;XHxPlUVtzAY]http://youtu.be/XHxPlUVtzAY[/video]
     
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  2. Oxygen Thief

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    Give it a quick edit please mate and remove the duplicate IMG tags?
     
  3. Jonny_S

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    Tags removed thanks for pointing that out :D
     
  4. Southside UE

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    Good stuff, been meaning to get over there myself
     
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    Good effort getting out, looks like some stunning views from the top :thumb
     
  6. Lavino

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    Well done good climb there
     
  7. Oort

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    Tis a good climb! Everything was frozen and very slippery when I did it last year, going back in summer when the weather is a bit more clement.
     
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    Top effort man, liking that a lot :thumb
     
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    Nice one chap. Enjoyed this myself when I climbed it :thumb
     
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    good effort lad! :thumb
     
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    Nice views of the countryside up there, pretty much identical to the one at Daws Hill by the looks of it. Good work :thumb
     
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    My father was the engineer in charge of the construction of this. He was a captain in the USAF and continued to work for the Us military. This was about 1955. It was part of the early warning radar system the US government put up in the UK. He installed another site at Portland in Dorset 5 years later. His name was John Elton La Motte.
     
  13. Oort

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    Kudos to your dad then, this thing is still as solid as the day it was erected!
     
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