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Over-the-Horizon Backscatter Radar Network, Christmas Valley Radar Site Transmit Sector Four Transmitter Garage, On unnamed road west of Lost Forest Road, Christmas Valley, Lake County, OR

Over-the-Horizon Backscatter Radar Network, Christmas Valley Radar Site Transmit Sector Four Transmitter Garage, On unnamed road west of Lost Forest Road, Christmas Valley, Lake County, OR

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Summary

Significance: The Over-the-Horizon Backscatter radar network was an important physical and scientific product of the Cold War. From theories that had been conceived in the days of early long-distance radio transmissions, and building on over three decades of research into the subject, the network was a tremendous technological and military accomplishment. Although it was only starting operation as the Cold War was ending, the ability of a radar system to warn against low-flying aircraft at distances of up to 1,800 miles away was an amazing step forward in air defense.
The garage serves as a location to store and maintain equipment related to the functioning of the receiver site.
Survey number: HAER OR-154-E

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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
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Location

Christmas Valley (Or.)43.35562, -120.48851
Google Map of 43.3556157, -120.4885091
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Library of Congress
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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