History of Big Delta FSS
Facilities and Services

Big Delta, Alaska

 

1/15/42 SRAW commissioned.
5/01/42 Station commissioned: Hours ‑ 8 AM to 4 PM.
7/25/42 Station placed on 24‑hr operation. 
9/01/42 1618 kc commissioned. 
4/30/44 Army tower commissioned. 
10/09/44 7375 kc commissioned.
2/15/45 North and south legs JQ range realigned 20 degrees counter-clockwise. East and west legs remain the same.
3/01/45 Army completed installation of field wires and connected for joint installation of range.
3/27/45 Dual range control by Army Tower and FAA installed. 
5/09/45 Circuit 302X operation discontinued. 
5/31/45 A-3 transmissions channels 43 and 44 installed.
10/14/45 Type 19 telescope commissioned and transmissions from FAA on Circuit 9880 began.
10/15/45 FAA personnel assumed weather observation duties.
10/24/45 Suspended operations Circuit 304. Operate only during failure of teletype Circuit 9374.
11/12/45 Circuit 9390 officially commissioned. 
10/24/46 5672.5 kc decommissioned. 
6/27/47 Circuit 807 (Service F) commissioned. 
7/10/47 3357.5 kc commissioned in THQ. 
8/13/47 Tower activated by Army. 
10/18/47 GCA commissioned. 
12/12/47 VHF DF facilities commissioned.
12/20/47 Bartow lights recommissioned. 
12/24/47 1790 kc commissioned in THQ.
3/05/48 VHF/DF discontinued operations. 
3/13/48 Big Delta GCA decommissioned. 
3/31/48 VHF/DF recommissioned. Continuous operations on channels "B" and "D". 
4/20/48 Radio range courses realigned as follows: Northwest course 124 degrees, west course 71 degrees magnetic and toward station. 
4/25/48 VHF/DF discontinued operations. 
6/21/48 Southeast course of the radio range realigned to 269 degrees magnetic and toward station.
6/22/48 Hours of operation Control Tower changed to 1700-09OOZ daily.
9/30/48 Automatic range monitoring device commissioned.
11/25/48 Airport Traffic Control Tower operates 1700-09OOZ. 30 minutes notice all other times.
1/03/49 AFB Control Tower, hours of operation 1800-09OOZ. 30 minute notice at all other times.
1/25/49 AFB Control Tower, operating 1800-0300Z Monday through Friday. 30 minute notice at all other times.
2/01/49 Radio range frequency changed to 347 kc.
2/12/49 Automatic range monitoring device decommissioned.
2/19/49 Airport traffic control tower discontinued.
2/19/49 All air/ground (Army Airways) frequencies discontinued.
9/01/49 Guard on 6210 kc discontinued.
11/22/49 Frequency 1648 kc commissioned.
11/30/49 Remote receiver site decommissioned. All equipment removed. Off airways frequency antenna moved to the control station site. Building leased to the Army.
5/21/50 Transmitting and receiving facilities on 121.5 mc commissioned.
10/25/50 Started collection of EAA off airway weather.
11/17/50 140.58 mc commissioned.
11/17/50 Circuit 301 extended to Arctic Test Branch as receive only.
12/22/50 Local Circuit 183 commissioned.
8/01/51 140.58 mc decommissioned. 135.0/135.9 commissioned.
8/12/53 122.1, 122.2, and 126.7 mc commissioned.
6/05/53 Circuits 183T, 185T and 184V decommissioned.
2/16/54 255.4 mc and 243.0 commissioned.
6/03/55 3255 kc decommissioned.
6/03/55 3253 kc commissioned.
10/10/56 243.0 and 255.4 mc commissioned.
10/15/57 135.0 mc decommissioned.
10/20/58 Service B circuit 7917 decommissioned. Service B circuit 7915 commissioned.
1/01/59 120.7 mc transmitting frequency commissioned.
10/02/59 Muting of weather collection receivers 1790, 3253,4055 kcs complete.
10/12/59 Local interphone circuit 180 F between ATCS and Fort Greeley Operations commissioned.
12/23/59 Big Delta VOR 109.2 commissioned. Located one mile NNE of airport.
1/21/60 TVOR flight checked and commissioned by USAF.
6/22/60 Monitor jacks installed on interphone.
8/24/60 Permafrost equipment removed.
 

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