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NOAA's Historic Coast & Geodetic Survey (C&GS) Collection
Catalog of Images

5700 thumbnail picture
Setting up a Raydist tower. Preparing the gin pole - basically a large lever arm. Party off of wire drag vessels WAINWRIGHT and HILGARD. Photograph #2 of sequence
Texas coast 1965
5701 thumbnail picture
Setting up a Raydist tower. Ready to erect tower. Party off of wire drag vessels WAINWRIGHT and HILGARD. Photograph #3 of sequence
Texas coast 1965
5702 thumbnail picture
Setting up a Raydist tower. Lifted a little. Party off of wire drag vessels WAINWRIGHT and HILGARD. Photograph #4 of sequence
Texas coast 1965
5703 thumbnail picture
Setting up a Raydist tower. About half-way up. Party off of wire drag vessels WAINWRIGHT and HILGARD. Photograph #5 of sequence
Texas coast 1965
5704 thumbnail picture
Setting up a Raydist tower. Most of the way up. Party off of wire drag vessels WAINWRIGHT and HILGARD. Photograph #6 of sequence
Texas coast 1965
5705 thumbnail picture
Setting up a Raydist tower. Tower in position and ready to transmit. Party off of wire drag vessels WAINWRIGHT and HILGARD. Photograph #7 of sequence
Texas coast 1965
5706 thumbnail picture
Erecting a 100-foot Raydist tower with a 30-foot gin pole. Party off of PATHFINDER
Lower Cook Inlet, Alaska 1970
5707 thumbnail picture
NOAA helicopter supporting Raydist tower installation. Party off of SURVEYOR
Prince William Sound area, Alaska 1977
5708 thumbnail picture
Electronics for loading Raydist tower.
5709 thumbnail picture
Operational Raydist station at Kamishak Bay. Installation by party off of PATHFINDER
Alaska, Kamishak Bay 1969
5710 thumbnail picture
ARGO tower being installed. Installation by party off of FAIRWEATHER
Alaska 1985
5711 thumbnail picture
Raydist tower at Cape San Blas. Note man at top of tower making final adjustments. Installed by party off of NOAA Launch 1257
Florida, Cape San Blas 1978
5712 thumbnail picture
Assembling Raydist tower sections. Party off of NOAA Launch 1257
Florida, Cape San Blas 1978
5713 thumbnail picture
Electronics for loading Raydist tower. Party off of NOAA Launch 1257
Florida, Cape San Blas 1978
5714 thumbnail picture
Erecting ARGO navigation tower. Party off of MT. MITCHELL
Louisiana coast 1988?
5715 thumbnail picture
Erecting ARGO navigation tower. Party off of MT. MITCHELL
Louisiana coast 1988?
5716 thumbnail picture
Erecting ARGO navigation tower. Making final adjustments - not a good job for acrophobics. Party off of MT. MITCHELL
Louisiana coast 1988?
5717 thumbnail picture
Erecting ARGO navigation tower. Making final adjustments - not a good job for acrophobics. Party off of MT. MITCHELL
Louisiana coast 1988?
5718 thumbnail picture
Erecting ARGO navigation tower. Making final adjustments - not a good job for acrophobics. Party off of MT. MITCHELL
Louisiana coast 1988?
5719 thumbnail picture
Using Coast Guard light tower as base for ARGO whip antenna. Party off of PEIRCE
Delaware, Bowers Beach 1985
5720 thumbnail picture
Hydrotrac navigation system antenna in lower Cook Inlet. Party off of PATHFINDER
Lower Cook Inlet, Alaska May 1971
5721 thumbnail picture
ARGO shipboard electronics package. On PEIRCE
Bahama Islands, Eleuthera Island 1984
5722 thumbnail picture
Plotting Raydist readings with Odessey protractor. Note circular arcs on boat sheet denoting range-range navigation. Launch party off of PIONEER
Kwajalein Island, Kwajalein Lagoon 1960
5723 thumbnail picture
Raydist strip chart record used to keep track of individual navigation rates. These strip charts required continuous monitoring by a watch-stander. Used to assure navigational accuracy during hydrographic surveying operations. First tests of Raydist on SOSBEE in 1954. Used for over 40 years with various systems
Tampa Bay area August 20, 1954
5724 thumbnail picture
ARGO strip chart record on SURVEYOR.
California, Monterey Bay 1988
5725 thumbnail picture
ARGO strip chart record on PEIRCE.
Bahama Islands, Eleuthera Island 1984
5726 thumbnail picture
Maintaining Raydist strip chart watch.
5727 thumbnail picture
Testing moored instrument package for GATE Project. Operations on NOAA Ship WHITING
Off Delaware Bay entrance September 1972
5728 thumbnail picture
Testing moored instrument package for GATE Project. Operations on NOAA Ship WHITING
Off Delaware Bay entrance September 1972
5729 thumbnail picture
Testing moored instrument package for GATE Project. Operations on NOAA Ship WHITING
Off Delaware Bay entrance September 1972
5730 thumbnail picture
Testing moored instrument package for GATE Project. Operations on NOAA Ship WHITING
Off Delaware Bay entrance September 1972
5731 thumbnail picture
Testing moored instrument package for GATE Project. Operations on NOAA Ship WHITING
Off Delaware Bay entrance September 1972
5732 thumbnail picture
Bringing Shoran gear up a cliff for shore camp by using strongback. Operations off of SURVEYOR
Lower Cook Inlet, Alaska 1967
5733 thumbnail picture
Bringing Shoran gear up a cliff for shore camp. Operations off of SURVEYOR
Lower Cook Inlet, Alaska 1967
5734 thumbnail picture
Geometry of first microwave navigation system tested by C&GS. Converted range readings to lines of equal angles between stations. Used for high-accuracy inshore work. After testing, determined not sufficiently accurate for large-scale surveys. Tested on SOSBEE
Tampa Bay area 1960
5735 thumbnail picture
Microwave navigation system - shore installation on tower. Tower merely a platform and not loaded. Tested on SOSBEE
Tampa Bay area 1960
5736 thumbnail picture
Microwave navigation system - shore installation on tower. Tower merely a platform and not loaded. A line-of-sight system -- the higher the tower, the further the reception. Tested on SOSBEE
Tampa Bay area 1960
5737 thumbnail picture
Installing a microwave navigation system. Installing system on Georgia Coast day marker. Party off of WHITING
Ossabaw Sound area, Georgia 1974
5738 thumbnail picture
Erecting a 30-foot tower for a microwave transponder. Assistant Boatswain "Colonel" Sanders. Party off of WHITING
Ossabaw Sound area, Georgia 1974
5739 thumbnail picture
Chief Electronics Technician Slim Tittle hooking up batteries. Power source for microwave navigation system. Party off of WHITING
Ossabaw Sound area, Georgia 1974
5740 thumbnail picture
Carrying batteries for microwave navigation system. Party off of WHITING. Party off of WHITING
Lovango Cay, U. S. Virgin Islands 1975
5741 thumbnail picture
Carrying tower sections through the Spanish bayonet. Installation party for microwave navigation system. Party off of WHITING
Lovango Cay, U. S. Virgin Islands 1975
5742 thumbnail picture
Securing tower sections prior to erecting tower. Installation party for microwave navigation system. Party off of WHITING
Lovango Cay, U. S. Virgin Islands 1975
5743 thumbnail picture
Seaman Shorty Fuentes adjusts navigation transponder. Installation party for microwave navigation system. Party off of WHITING
Lovango Cay, U. S. Virgin Islands 1975
5744 thumbnail picture
Microwave navigation instrument setup on shore.
Alaska
5745 thumbnail picture
Microwave navigation instrument setup on dolphin.
Alaska
5746 thumbnail picture
Setting up microwave navigation instrument on lighthouse. Party off of PEIRCE
Penobscot Bay, Maine 1985
5747 thumbnail picture
Microwave navigation instrument with attenuator for calibration. Party off of PEIRCE
Penobscot Bay, Maine 1985
5748 thumbnail picture
Microwave navigation instrument setup on lighthouse in Delaware Bay. Party off of PEIRCE
Delaware Bay 1985
5749 thumbnail picture
Looking up to microwave navigation instrument setup on Delaware Bay Lighthouse. Party off of PEIRCE
Delaware Bay 1985

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