TPS-502

Height Finder


Detail:

The Canadian version of the TPS-10D was called the TPS-502 - fondly referred to by RCAF personnel as the "Tipsy-502".

Technical Specs: (Radio Research catalog) - X BAND HEIGHT FINDER Radar type: AN/TPS-10D. Freq band: 9230 to 9404 mc. Pwr output and range: 250KW, 60/120 mi. Indicator: RHI. Magnetron type: 6002/QK221. Rep rate: .5 & 2 microsec 539 pps. Pwr input: 115V 400 cy AC. Mfr: RCA. RHI 12" CRT Range 0-60,000 ft. 200 miles. Input: !15V 400cy AC. Mfr: RCA type AN/TPS-10D Radar.

Locations:

Armstrong, ON

914 AC&W Squadron

TPS-502

1954-1962

Baldy Hughes, BC

918 AC&W Squadron

TPS-502

1954-1960

Beausejour, MB

916 AC&W Squadron

TPS-502

1952-1961

Beaverbank, NS

22 AC&W Squadron

TPS-502

1954-

Beaverlodge, AB

919 AC&W Squadron

TPS-502

1954

Cartwright, Labrador

922 AC&W Squadron

TPS-502

1954-1961

Comox, BC

51 AC&W Squadron

TPS-502

1954-1958

Frobisher Bay, NWT

926 AC&W Squadron

TPS-502

1954-1960

Gander, NF

226 AC&W Squadron

TPS-502

1953-1961

Goose Bay, Labrador

641 AC&W Squadron

TPS-502

1954-1960

Holberg, BC

53 AC&W Squadron

TPS-502

1954-

Hopedale, Labrador

923 AC&W Squadron

TPS-502

1954-1962

Moisie, QC

211 AC&W Squadron

TPS-502

1953-1963

Mont Apica, QC

12 AC&W Squadron

TPS-502

1952-

Pagwa, ON

913 AC&W Squadron

TPS-502

1953-1960

Puntzi Mountain, BC

917 AC&W Squadron

TPS-502

1952-1960

Ramore, ON

912 AC&W Squadron

TPS-502

1953-1961

Resolution Island, NWT

920 AC&W Squadron

TPS-502

1954-1960

Saglek, Labrador

924 AC&W Squadron

TPS-502

1953-1959

Sioux Lookout, ON

915 AC&W Squadron

TPS-502

1953-1961

St. Anthony, NF

921 AC&W Squadron

TPS-502

1955-1960

St. Johnís, NF

642 AC&W Squadron

TPS-502

1954-1960

St. Sylvestre, QC

13 AC&W Squadron

TPS-502

1954-

Stephenville, Labrador

640 AC&W Squadron

TPS-502

1954-1961

Sydney, NS

221 AC&W Squadron

TPS-502

1954-

Tofino, BC

52 AC&W Squadron

TPS-502

1954-1957



Click on the description text to view the photograph.
  1. AN/TPS-502 height finder radar antenna in Pagwa, ON - 1960.
    Courtesy of Paul Krepp.

  2. AN/TPS-502 height finder radar antenna in Pagwa, ON - 1960.
    Courtesy of Paul Krepp.

  3. AN/TPS-502 height finder radar antenna in Saglek, Labrador - 1956.
    Courtesy of Jim Trowbridge.

  4. TPS-10D height finder radar equipment.
    Courtesy of Pacific County Society & Museum via Tom Page.



 

Updated: October 15, 2004