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Report (Permission Visit) Denge Sound Mirrors..March 2022


Mikeymutt

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Wanted to see these for so long. So when man gone wrong said he had arranged a visit and did I fancy going it was a big yes. So me and him and janovitch made the journey down. The forecast was not looking good though, it was cloudy heading down and drizzling a bit when we arrived. We took the walk up to get there early, we arrived way before the scheduled time. Luckily they were letting people across. So whilst it was really quiet we took the opportunity to grab the shots. The rain was slowly getting heavier so in the end we called it a day and took the trek back to the car. The plan was to go down too Dungeness beach for some shots, but the rain was getting heavier and not easing. I was very disappointed as always wanted to go the beach and get some shots. So we headed back home doing some rolling stock on the way home as the weather got sunnier the nearer we got to home.
The acoustic mirrors or listening ears as they were known as. They were the first early detection system for detecting planes coming over the channel. These three were built in the late 1920s. They consisted of the extremely large 200 for mirror and a 20 and 30 foot mirror. The life of the sound mirrors did not last long with the invention of radar. The dishes were ok with slow planes approaching, but as planes got faster they struggled. The land around was used for quarrying for quarrying for years and then the whole Romney marsh was handed to the RSPB. It’s a haven for bird spotters. quite a few mirrors were built aling the coast, but theDenge one’s are by far the best example.

The thirty foot mirror, the twenty foot behind then the two hundred foot further back. You can still see the microphone what was used to bring in the sound and echo it around the dish.

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AlternativeAdventuring

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Wanted to see these for so long. So when man gone wrong said he had arranged a visit and did I fancy going it was a big yes. So me and him and janovitch made the journey down. The forecast was not looking good though, it was cloudy heading down and drizzling a bit when we arrived. We took the walk up to get there early, we arrived way before the scheduled time. Luckily they were letting people across. So whilst it was really quiet we took the opportunity to grab the shots. The rain was slowly getting heavier so in the end we called it a day and took the trek back to the car. The plan was to go down too Dungeness beach for some shots, but the rain was getting heavier and not easing. I was very disappointed as always wanted to go the beach and get some shots. So we headed back home doing some rolling stock on the way home as the weather got sunnier the nearer we got to home.
The acoustic mirrors or listening ears as they were known as. They were the first early detection system for detecting planes coming over the channel. These three were built in the late 1920s. They consisted of the extremely large 200 for mirror and a 20 and 30 foot mirror. The life of the sound mirrors did not last long with the invention of radar. The dishes were ok with slow planes approaching, but as planes got faster they struggled. The land around was used for quarrying for quarrying for years and then the whole Romney marsh was handed to the RSPB. It’s a haven for bird spotters. quite a few mirrors were built aling the coast, but theDenge one’s are by far the best example.

The thirty foot mirror, the twenty foot behind then the two hundred foot further back. You can still see the microphone what was used to bring in the sound and echo it around the dish.

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They are so cool aren't they! Great pics! I've not got this close yet but will hopefully sort some kind of permission soon! Thanks for sharing to remind me to do so:lol
 

Mikeymutt

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They are so cool aren't they! Great pics! I've not got this close yet but will hopefully sort some kind of permission soon! Thanks for sharing to remind me to do so:lol
Thank you. Definitely worth going to see if you get a chance. Just pick a better day than we had :rofl
 

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