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On the radar : the story of Piha's World War 2 radar station / Sandra Coney.

By: Coney, Sandra [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland, New Zealand : Keyhole Press and Protect Piha Heritage, 2013Description: 206 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), colour maps, portraits (some colour) ; 19 x 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780473245993.Other title: the story of Piha's World War Two radar station.Subject(s): Radar defense networks -- New Zealand -- Piha -- History | World War, 1939-1945 -- Radar | Piha (N.Z.) -- HistoryDDC classification: 623.73480993
Contents:
Beyond the scope of human vision: radar to the rescue -- Radar arrives in New Zealand -- Hikurangi: the mount touched by the sun -- Building the Piha radar station -- Radar mechanics, radar operators, plotters and filterers -- On and off duty at the Piha radar station -- Noises of the heavens heart at Piha radar station -- Somnolent post-war years -- Appendix one: RNZAF ground radar equipment -- Appendix two: Location of Piha radar station buildings and structures on site, 2013.
Summary: "On the Radar is the story of Piha's World War 2 radar station, where the new high-tech weaponry of radar scanned the skies for signs of invading Japanese and the seas for submarines. One of a coastal network, reporting to the secret nerve centre at The Filter Room, the Piha station was a key part of New Zealand's home defence. This is also a book about a place and the connections between its ancient past, its history and its present. The high hill on which the station sat was sacred to Maori, a place where supernatural feats were performed. During and after the war, experiments to pinpoint the sources of radio emissions from the heavens were conducted at Piha, now acclaimed as laying the foundations for the modern science of radio astronomy. On the Radar will be a revelation for readers, containing much new material about strange happenings at New Zealand's best known beach, along with many previously unseen images"--Cover.
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On the Radar tells the story of Piha's World War 2 radar station, where the new high-tech weaponry of radar scanned the skies for signs of invading Japanese and the seas for submarines. One of a coastal network, reporting to the secret nerve centre at the Epsom Filter Room, the Piha station was a key part of New Zealand's home defence. This is also a book about a place and the connections between its ancient past, its history and its present. The high hill on which the station sat was sacred to Maori, a place where supernatural feats were performed. In the 1940s, experiments were conducted here, now acclaimed as laying the foundations for the modern science of radio astronomy. On the Radar will be a revelation for readers, containing much new material about strange happenings at New Zealand's best known beach, along with over 170 previously unseen images. Sandra Coney is a well-known writer with a deep love of the West Coast. She represents Waitakere on Auckland Council.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Beyond the scope of human vision: radar to the rescue -- Radar arrives in New Zealand -- Hikurangi: the mount touched by the sun -- Building the Piha radar station -- Radar mechanics, radar operators, plotters and filterers -- On and off duty at the Piha radar station -- Noises of the heavens heart at Piha radar station -- Somnolent post-war years -- Appendix one: RNZAF ground radar equipment -- Appendix two: Location of Piha radar station buildings and structures on site, 2013.

"On the Radar is the story of Piha's World War 2 radar station, where the new high-tech weaponry of radar scanned the skies for signs of invading Japanese and the seas for submarines. One of a coastal network, reporting to the secret nerve centre at The Filter Room, the Piha station was a key part of New Zealand's home defence. This is also a book about a place and the connections between its ancient past, its history and its present. The high hill on which the station sat was sacred to Maori, a place where supernatural feats were performed. During and after the war, experiments to pinpoint the sources of radio emissions from the heavens were conducted at Piha, now acclaimed as laying the foundations for the modern science of radio astronomy. On the Radar will be a revelation for readers, containing much new material about strange happenings at New Zealand's best known beach, along with many previously unseen images"--Cover.

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