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Chernobyl: Duga 3 ‘Steel Yard’ Radar – April 2015

History (from wikipedia) Duga 3 was was a Soviet over-the-horizon (OTH) radar system used as part of the Soviet ABM early-warning network. The system operated from July 1976 to December 1989. Two operational Duga radars were deployed, one near Chernobyl and Chernihiv in what was then called the Ukrainian SSR (present-day Ukraine), the other in eastern Siberia. The Duga systems were extremely powerful, over 10 MW in some cases, and broadcast in the shortwave radio bands. They appeared without warning,…

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Explore #100: Battersea Gas Holder #7, London – September 2014

The hundred up. One hundred different locations successfully explored (not including revisits or failures) in 384 days since my very first explore at Rock N Roll Farm. That’s an average of nearly two new locations a week – I think it’s safe to say I’m quite into this urban exploration lark… After my “Berlin or Bust” roadtrip to Germany (see my recent reports) it was back to the UK – this time meeting up with a few old and soon-to-be-new…

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