Recent Photos of Tonopah AFS (SAGE), NV


AN/FPS-7C Tower
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AN/FPS-7C Tower
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AN/FPS-6 Tower
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AN/FPS-6 Tower
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Cantonment area


October 2002 photos & notes by Tom Page


This photo (also shot through a 300-mm telephoto lens) shows the SAGE radar facility located north of town. The photo was taken from the school parking lot not far from the Air Force Station cantonment area / housing areas. [looking north-northeast]


This photo is basically the same as the previous one, only shot from a slightly different angle. [looking north-northeast]


This photo shows part of the former cantonment area from its southeast side. [looking northwest]


This photo also shows part of the former family-housing area that is located just east of the cantonment area. Brock Mountain is in the background. [looking southwest]


This photos shows the former SAGE radar site from the gate area. One tower (the one with the "new" radome) is reportedly still used by the FAA for beacon only. [looking west-northwest]


This photos shows the former SAGE radar site from the access road. [looking north]


This photos shows the former GATR site which is located just north of the SAGE radar site. [looking north-northwest]


May, 2002 photos & notes by Tim Tyler


I found it unusual that they opted to put up the standard FAA Warning sign up in Spanish.


Site intact, now FAA RADAR using two out of the three former USAF RADAR platforms. Probable GATR site about 900` to the NW. now has a couple small microwave antennas & numerous wooden poles intact. Standard FAA warning sign, plus same thing in Spanish! Six different padlocks interconnected on the main gate implies lots of users, I assume for the old GATR, though it didn`t look too active.

GATR Site


The following photos contributed by Mark Morgan


January, 1987


May, 1989