History of Barrow FSS
Facilities and Services

Barrow, Alaska

 

11/04/44 MRL range commissioned by Navy. Aerophare also in operation. AACS guards 4420, 3105 and 1638 kcs, point-to-point on 5065, 2610. Air/ground 4220 and 2994.
3/30/46 AACS decommissioned. Navy assumes operation.
8/11/46 2912/4220 kcs commissioned.
10/09/46 Moved to new control station.
3/13/47 130 kcs decommissioned.
4/01/47 Aerophare on 437 kcs relocated to 2 miles from SW end runway 2-20 with output of 2kw.
4/08/47 High powered "H" marker commissioned.
9/08/47 New MRLZ range commissioned. Located 13,768 feet SW end of runway 2-20 at a bearing 200 degrees magnetic. Operation of AN/CPN-11 range discontinued.
3/07/48 Homing beacon on 437 kc has been relocated to 15,000 feet from field on a magnetic bearing of 200 degrees. Old Homer will be used as standby.
3/18/48 Radar beacon AN/CPN-6 commissioned by AACS.
3/20/48 D/F station commissioned by AACS. D/F service on frequencies between 2 and 10 mcs.
3/20/48 Air/ground facilities commissioned by AACS; send-receive channels, 3452.5, 6355, 7560, 8200, 10645, 11445 kcs, A-1 emission only.
4/01/48 MEW range on 287 kc commissioned. Identification POOL.
3/04/49 Army airways established 24 hour guard on 8200 and 4595 kcs.
3/24/49 MLW radio range on 287 kcs converted to MHW.
8/05/49 Circuit 177V moved from Army receiver site to Army transmitter site.
9/01/49 Guard on 6210 kcs discontinued.
3/16/50 Off airways frequency 4055 kc commissioned.
8/18/50 Transmit/receive on 2912 kc decommissioned. 5037.5 kc commissioned.
5/10/51 121.5 mc commissioned.
3/30/53 Air/ground 122.1, 122.2 and 126.7 commissioned.
4/14/53 Radio beacon 437 kc decommissioned.
6/30/53 4220 kc decommissioned.
9/20/53 MHW radio range on 287 kc decommissioned.
10/01/53 FAA operation of Point Barrow discontinued.
 

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