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Report - RAF Daws Hill - Comms Tower - Jan 2014

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  1. Storm

    Storm 28DL Full Member
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    RAF Daws Hill - Comms Tower

    The Communications Tower at RAF Daws Hill was one of many such towers in Europe, these were erected as part of the Digital European Backbone Network (DEB) which was part of a defence communications project for the USAF. This particular tower was built in 1978. Originally installed in the 1970s and 1980s, the DEB Network ran from the United Kingdom down to Northern Italy.

    Communications from EUCOM War Headquarters at RAF Daws Hill could be forwarded via the USAF Microwave Relay station at Christmas Common to the F-111 base at RAF Upper Heyford.

    With the end of the Cold War the DEB Network became redundant, Microwave communications were replaced by fibre optic cable which have a much greater survivability capability since it is buried in the ground, it can transmit much more information than microwaves plus it doesn't require maintenance like microwave towers do.

    Bit of a hurried explore this one, anyway on with the pics....

    RAF Daws Hill Comms Tower
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    Not sure who was in this house, possibly secca drinking tea.
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    M40 Motorway.
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    Hidden from view in the distance is the Nuclear Bunker.
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    Great views over High Wycombe.
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    The Tower at dusk.
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    Thanks for looking.
     

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  2. Telf

    Telf 28DL Regular User
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    Good on you for going up that :thumb I got dizzy just looking at the pics.
     
  3. Wevsky

    Wevsky A Predisposed Tourist
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    Nicely done..nice to se more coming from this massive site
     
  4. WildBoyz

    WildBoyz Is this the future?
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    Good effort :thumb Looks like it was worth a climb.
     
  5. The_Raw

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    Very nice mate, must be the highest point in all of High Wycombe I imagine :thumb
     
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