Mather AFB, CA
July 2003


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Photo by:Tom Page, Radomes Staff

The FAA continues to use the AN/FPS-20A (now AN/FPS-91A) search radar at this former blue-suit radar station located on the southeast corner of the former Mather AFB. The cantonment area has been removed, but several original buildings in the technical area still remain


This is the view of the radar station from the main road that goes around the runways. [looking southeast]


This photo shows the AN/FPS-91A search radar tower from the site access road on the east side. The `new` FAA building is seen on the left. Apparently, one AN/FPS-6 height-finder radar tower once stood near the center of this photo. [looking west-southwest]


This view shows the AN/FPS-91A search radar tower from the west end of the station. An unidentified building (situated west of the LRR Operations building) is seen in the foreground on the right. [looking north-northwest]


The old LRR Operations building is completely extant. This is the southwest corner of the Ops building. [looking north-northeast]


This photo shows the north side of the old LRR Operations building. The concrete pad (foundation) of the tower for the first search radar, the AN/CPS-6B, is located immediately in front of the Ops building on the right (west). [looking south-southeast]

This is a close-up of theAN/CPS-6B search radar tower foundation. This is the domed radar tower seen in our early vintage photos of the site. [looking south]


This photo shows the foundations of one AN/FPS-6 height-finder radar tower that was situated on the south side of the station. The building to the right is unidentified, but might have been the Supply / Materi´┐Żl Control building (?). [looking west-southwest]


This is a close-up of the AN/FPS-6 height-finder radar tower foundations shown above. [looking northwest]


This photo shows the old diesel Power Plant building located on the southeast side of the station. [looking west-southwest]


This building was one half of the Ground/Air/Ground Radio pair, either the Transmitter Site or the Receiver Site, and was located to the west of the radar site. Possibly it also served as the SAGE-era GATR facility (?). [looking south]


This building was the other half of the Ground/Air/Ground Radio pair, either the Transmitter Site or the Receiver Site, and was located to the east of the radar site. [looking east-northeast]