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Can anyone help with this 'landmark'
« on: June 01, 2013, 09:32:19 PM »

Hi all,


For years and years ive been up and down the M1 going to various places, and ive noticed a field full of black aerial things.


Its located around 5 miles north of watford gap services on the M1.


Can anyone tell me what they are for?


rubbish pic attached (took by the girlfriend)


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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2013, 09:42:08 PM »

yes......we have a set of them about 8 miles from where I live Dan...........our site is called HMS Inskip
They are monitoring areals for the Ministry of Defence and are the aerials that pick up every radio, TV and mobile phone communication anywhere in the world...they are our eyes and ears in our continuing fight against terrorism.
 
I was once given a guided tour around Inskip as a friend of mine was one of the staff at the station and it was fascinating.......they are , for want of a better word......a modern day GCHQ........and there are a number of stations around the country all linked and patched in to each other, monitoring certain areas of the world.
 
hope this helps.
 
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Re: Can anyone help with this 'landmark'
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2013, 09:44:09 PM »

they are son to dryer.
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Re: Can anyone help with this 'landmark'
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2013, 10:02:12 PM »

they are son to dryer.

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Re: Can anyone help with this 'landmark'
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2013, 10:05:05 PM »


Looks like the same type of Transmitters as at Rugby:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rugby_Radio_Station

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Re: Can anyone help with this 'landmark'
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2013, 10:09:22 PM »

hmm all very interesting.  :-))
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« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2013, 10:13:25 PM »

At five miles past Watford Gap on the M1, they are the Transmitters at Rugby.

You can find more info here:  http://www.subbrit.org.uk/sb-sites/sites/r/rugby_radio/index.shtml


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Re: Can anyone help with this 'landmark'
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2013, 10:18:57 PM »

yep, thats the ones.


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Re: Can anyone help with this 'landmark'
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2013, 10:20:31 PM »


They are secret Alien detectors - Don't ask any more questions!
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« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2013, 10:39:22 PM »

Rugby still transmits the time signal on H/F all around the world. Not a lot of H/F traffic left now. Satcom has taken over.
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Re: Can anyone help with this 'landmark'
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2013, 10:41:34 PM »

so the signal from those transmitters can reach around the world?  :o
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« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2013, 10:43:59 PM »

http://hmsinskip.co.uk/  a similar station to Rugby in it's heyday.
 
there is more to those masts than is commonly disclosed.
 
and to your last question Dan.......yes, most certainly.
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« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2013, 10:52:12 PM »

If you think they are strange,wait till you see the huge dishes on the Lizard Peninsula, Goonhilly earth station ,looming out of the mist.EERIE! ;)
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« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2013, 02:30:39 AM »

The Swedish version, Grimeton, is a UNESCO world heritage site.


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Re: Can anyone help with this 'landmark'
« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2013, 12:22:22 PM »

so the signal from those transmitters can reach around the world?  :o


Yes, HF radio signals have been going around the world for years. Ask any amateur radio operator (well ask the ones that still use HF rather than the ones that use computers!)


In fact, F4TCT sounds like a French amateur radio call sign.......
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Re: Can anyone help with this 'landmark'
« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2013, 04:28:54 PM »

Lol thanks..


im known as fatcat by many and picked F4 TCT as a private reg for the car.


happens to be my username on a few things.


When i get my areoplane G-FCAT it will be  {-)


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