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“Charlies Hill" Royal Australian Air Force 211 Radar Station|WWII Radar Site|Queensland 4K[2021]

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  1. NT_Australia

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    RAAF 211 Radar Station at Charlie’s Hill became operational in late 1943, and was one of five British-designed Advanced Chain Overseas (ACO) radar stations constructed in Queensland during World War II: four being completed (Benowa, Toorbul, Bones Knob and Charlie’s Hill) with a fifth not completed (Paluma). The site is located in a reserve about 1.5 km along Charlie’s Hill Road, east of the Bruce Highway, about 5km south of Home Hill. Two reinforced concrete semi-circular igloos, both about 10m long by 6m wide, are located over 50m apart at the summit of Charlies' Hill. Each has a small concrete tower at the north end. The eastern (receiving) igloo has a square steel box on top of its tower. Four concrete footings (approximately 1.5m by 1.5m each) for a timber tower are located approximately 10m northeast of the igloo. Northeast of the footings is a chest height, concrete lined hole, reputedly a Voluntary Air Observers’ Corps (VAOC) spotters post. Location: -19.70784721466972, 147.46471092971058
     
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    I remember spending a day or two in a Nissan hut in Gove/Nhulunbuy back in 1980. Very much doubt its still there.

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    Wow NT!
    Are you Professional in footage/film making? That was pretty cool, I think. Looks like a droid was used as well but the end result from the "lab" was excellent. Pour some more over us if only you have more footage.
     
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    Nice film. Good to see stuff from outside Europe once in a while.
     
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    If I head out that way I’ll take a look at it for you.
     
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    Not professional. Wish I got paid for what I do on YouTube. Can’t get the magic hours up to get paid. This video I combined the drone and GoPro. I got a lot more. I’ll start putting them up for you.
     
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    Thank you
     
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    Where is your ww2, moron. Nowhere.
     
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    Just a spammer - hope the account got deleted.
     
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