Sunday, 24 January 2010

Transmitter/Receiver Sites at Closure

Once again I'm grateful to John McMeechan for the use of these photos, taken of the Tx/RX sites in May 2006. (Left click on photos to enlarge).

Top Site after Closure

The radars have gone, though from a distance little has altered. There are no servicemen on site but civilian contractors visit to maintain some radio equipment ( I presume related to the oil fields which are active around Shetland). The perimeter fence is intact but for how long the site remains in its current state in Shetlands climate is a matter of debate. The photos below were taken in May 2006 by John McMeechan and when I visited in Dec 2009 (in a 50 knot breeze) there appeared to be no visible changes.