SCR-296 Site
Fort Learnard, HD Dutch Harbor
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The SCR-296 radar installation that provided targeting information to Battery Const. #298 was located on a hill about 1700 feet southwest of the battery. The site included the antenna platform, a transmitter building and two power plants. Interestingly, the antenna was mounted at ground level, without the usual tower.

The power plants have both collapsed, but the transmitter building is intact. Parts of the round wooden antenna shelter are still in evidence, along with significant portions of the antenna equipment itself.




Antenna Position



Looking east at the antenna position.
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The antenna position, looking south.
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Detail of the radar equipment.
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Detail of equipment.
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Detail of the antenna.
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Inside the antenna base.
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Transmitter building



Looking southeast.
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Looking northwest at the transmitter building.
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Looking northeast. Note the wooden walkway.
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Looking southeast at the transmitter building.
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A series of concrete piers supported the conduits running from the transmitter building to the antenna.
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Collapsed wooden structure on the north side of the building.
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Inside the transmitter building, looking northeast.
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Looking southeast.
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The northwest corner.
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Looking southwest in the transmitter building.
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Detail of old electrical equipment.
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Detail of light fixture in the entry area.
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Power Plants



The northeast power plant.
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The southwest power plant.
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Documents
Form 2August 1, 1944
Detail map of area.December 10, 1944
Arc of Detection.December 10, 1944




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