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TOPIC: Cosford

Cosford 14 Jun 2010 15:23 #1

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Being as Cosford has not been covered here on AiX yet i thought i'd stick a few pics of the airfield that i took at a visit to this years Air Show with Wiganmick.
It was to tempting not to photograph the tower etc despite the crowds, marquees and stalls all getting in the way.

.....and then the heavens opened -


It's not easy trying to keep crowds of 50,000 out of shot :lol:. Hope you enjoyed.

Steve

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Cosford 14 Jun 2010 17:37 #2

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Trying to work out what the installation in the fourth picture is, my guess is an NDB.

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Cosford 14 Jun 2010 18:00 #3

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Looks like a DRDF building....

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Cosford 14 Jun 2010 18:14 #4

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I thought a DRDF building had four aerials on it?

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Cosford 14 Jun 2010 19:30 #5

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Yes, you may well be right. There does seem to be something missing. The DRDF at SMG was exactly the same building with an aerial aray on top, thinking back. The NDB at SMG was quite different to the building in the photo though, two taller aerials with wires between hence my thinking DRDF not NDB. Can't remember what CADF installations looked like, could it have been a CADF building??

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Cosford 15 Jun 2010 06:21 #6

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Never seen a CADF building, werent the DRDF bildings just re-furbished CADF buildings though?

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Cosford 15 Jun 2010 08:05 #7

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canberra;47213 wrote: Never seen a CADF building, werent the DRDF bildings just re-furbished CADF buildings though?


I think so but not sure to be honest.....

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Cosford 15 Jun 2010 14:21 #8

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Pretty certain its CADF. Its a long time since i last saw one. Can't be in use though as there wan't supposed to be anything over 4ft high within a 100ft radius of the bldg, as reflections could give false readings, and that chip van is nearly on top of it. What was DRDF? Shows im getting old.

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Cosford 15 Jun 2010 15:12 #9

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Sure this was previously covered on another thread ? anyway in my first life in the RAF I did this form of black art, the building is a CADF Commutated Antenna Direction Finder works in the UHF range, the earlier type with 4 dipoles was CRDF Cathode Ray Direction Finder, it worked in the VHF range.

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Cosford 15 Jun 2010 17:25 #10

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So why on earth in 2010 has Cosford still got CADF? DRDF started replacing CADF in 1980, I know I was at Marham when we had it installed in fact we were the first unit to get it. And Im sure CADF operated in both UHF and VHF, just like DRDF.

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