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Last modified: 27 Sep 2010, submitted by: Joker
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Country: Thailand   

Latitude: 15° 11' 34" N     Longitude: 104° 53' 2" E

Area use / Military Branches: Former US army 29th Signal grp

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Warin. Former Backporch Integrated Wideband Comms System troposcatter site (definitely no radar).
The antennas id'ed as "Warin Long Lines" were troposcatter antennas, 120 feet tall, built in 1967; two 120 footers replaced two 60 footers.
The LRC 3s at the Warin end were looking towards Phu Mu.
The RCA dishes - big 60 foot CIRCULAR antennas - were supported by civilian contractors (Page and possibly Philco Ford).
- In 1966-67 Warin was a STRATCOM base part of 29th Signal Grp
- The circuit started in Manila, PI and then went to Nha Trang.
One circuit then went Nha Trang-Warin, Bangkok, King's Palace; the other went Nha Trang, Warin, Korat, Bangkok, King's Palace.
- Warin was one of the biggest comms links with Vietnam with very large systems pointing to Nha Trang and Danang, with thru circuits to other places
and lots of antennas!

1st Signal Bde website explaining the Backporch troposcatter system:
http://www.1stsigbdeassn.org/Bde_History.aspx

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