FPS-507

Height Finder


Detail:

Comments by Raymond Hossey Alsask originally had an FPS-507 (transmitter and receiver). However in 1978-1979 we converted the transmitter and modulator to an FPS-6 but retained the FPS-507 receivers. This was necessary as parts for the Canadian built Marconi FPS-507 Transmitter were in short supply.

After the successful flight trials were complete, MWO Harry Ennis called to congratulate my crew and he asked what we should call it. Someone in jest replied "How about FPS-6X?" To our surprise, the designation was made official.

I left the service in 1980 and can only assume that other sites subsequently designated FPS-6X were originally FPS-507 sites and that they also had their transmitters converted to the FPS-6 while retaining the original FPS-507 receivers.

Locations:

Alsask, SK

44 Radar Squadron

FPS-507

1963-1978

Beausejour, MB

48 AC&W Squadron

FPS-507

 

Chibougamau, QC

10 AC&W Squadron

FPS-507

 

Cold Lake, AB

42 AC&W Squadron

FPS-507

 

Edgar, ON

31 AC&W Squadron

FPS-507

 

Falconbridge, ON

33 AC&W Squadron

FPS-507

1960-

Foymount, ON

32 AC&W Squadron

FPS-507

1960-

Goose Bay, Labrador

641 AC&W Squadron

FPS-507

 

Gypsumville, MB

47 Radar Squadron

FPS-507

 

Holberg, BC

53 AC&W Squadron

FPS-507

 

Kamloops, BC

56 AC&W Squadron

FPS-507

1964-

Lac St. Denis

11 AC&W Squadron

FPS-507

1960-

Mont Apica, QC

12 AC&W Squadron

FPS-507A

1960-

Moosonee, ON

15 AC&W Squadron

FPS-507

 

Senneterre, QC

34 AC&W Squadron

FPS-507

1960-

St. Margarets, NB

21 AC&W Squadron

FPS-507

 

 

Photos:

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  1. Memorial AN/FPS-507 height finder radar antenna in Goose Bay, Labrador - 1995.
    Courtesy of Kevin Hills.
  2. Plaque to Memorial AN/FPS-507 height finder radar antenna in Goose Bay, Labrador - 1995.
    Courtesy of Kevin Hills.

Updated: February 28, 2002