Subj: RE: Annette:  
Date: 2/4/2002 7:15:43 AM Pacific Standard Time 

Way back then, I think they needed to have some distance between the Command 
Transmitter (CT) and the Data Receiver (DR). At NHS, the Angle Tracker was 
next to the front gate. It drove the Slave Buss to provide pointing angles 
to the DR that was just down the road and the CT that was at the far end of 
the site. 

Howie - Corrections to this????

When I arrived there in 1968, the Angle Trackers were gone and the original
CT had been replaced by the Prelort and the Bi-Helix that we called the CT

The original layout for the base was 2 each, Angle Tracker, CT, and DR.
However, only one set was build. The Flat Plane Array (FPA - receive only)
was on the second DR pedestal and the original CT building (next to the
Prelort Building) was empty. At Howie's suggestion, the 46' was put on the
FPA pedestal as it was originally built for a 60' DR.

Other ancient history question:

Dave Klements (the Chief of Maintenance) commented that he mounted a camera 
on a pad near the Prelort Building that photographed a satellite with a 
strobe light on it. The pictures showed the satellite against the star field 
in the background and the location of the pad was very accuracy surveyed. He 
never said what the mission was. I am guessing that it was to provide a very 
accurate calculation of the satellites orbit so the pictures it made "over 
there" could provide a very accurate location of something on the ground. 
This guess matches what I have read in the early  history books of the SCF. 
There was a comment that, once we had photographed the locations of various 
targets, we had to map a lot of Russia to get their coordinates accuracy.


W. Warren Pearce, CISSP
TRW System Security Engineer
AF Satellite Control Network

From: Olson, Bruce []
Sent: Monday, February 04, 2002 7:43 AM
Cc: Skip Gottschalk (E-mail); Pearce, William
Subject: RE: Annette:

I got your first note too.  Your reaction was the same as my initial 
reaction. It appears Annette was built with a concern for interference 
between the Receiver and the Transmitter, so it was quite spread out.  I 
have pictures of the receiver site (three trailers), the power site (3 
semi-trailers with 2 diesels each) and the receiver radome (on the hill in 
the trees).  Conditions at Annette appear to have been down right primitive 
compared to Kodiak -- they had an outhouse and every building was heated by 
fuel oil burners.  I'm hoping to get some pictures of the Transmitter site 
(on the point by the shore).  I'll include all of those pictures on the CD 
when I cut it.

I don't have any decent pictures of a Prelort Antenna or a Tri Helix (only 
have bad copies in the old AFSCN History - I'm looking for a better copy 
Warren), but I'll info copy Skip Gottschalk and Warren Pearce to see if any 
of their contacts might have some. 

Were you able to find any of the information you had on Ft Greeley? 


From: []
Sent: Friday, February 01, 2002 6:01 PM
Subject: Annette:

I don't know if the other answer to the Annette picture question got out or 
not. It was hard to see anything. Could tell there was a small radar dome 
and a road on the other side of the picture, that was about all though.

Dave Arnold is looking for a picture of a Prelort Antenna, and a Tri-Helix 
for a briefing he's giving at Purdue University. Any ideas where to get 
this. I have tried all my avenues. Able to retrieve some text concerning 
Prelort.  Prelort apparently was never used at Kodiak.  I know the Tri-Helix 
was, cause I was the Az-El operator during Corona supports in 1963.