Hanna City FAA Radar Site

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Hanna City FAA Radar Site (1968-Active) - A FAA Radar Site first established in 1968 near Hanna City, Peoria County, Illinois. Initially assigned a SAGE ID of Z-85 and a FAA ID of QUZ. Active FAA Long Range Radar (LRR) Site.

Former Hanna City Air Force Station now Hanna City FAA Radar Site.

History

This site became an FAA radar site in 1968 after the Hanna City Air Force Station closed. The FAA requested on 31 Oct 1968 that 1.03 acres of the closed reservation, including the search radar tower and four buildings, be transferred to them for use as a FAA radar site (FAA Location Code QUZ).

The site then furnishing radar track data to the FAA and to USAF Direction Centers. The FAA retained the Air Force FPS-67B search Radar and the remaining FPS-90 height-finder. The initial FPS-67B remained in operation until it was modified to become a Common Air Route Surveillance Radar (CARSR) by 2015. The FPS-90 height-finder probably remained in place until 1988.

A FYQ-47 Common Digitizer was probably placed in service by February 1973 when the USAF/FAA FST-2 to FYQ-47 replacement program was completed. By 1990 the site was equipped with an FPS-67B search radar and a CD-2A Common Digitizer. The Hanna City CD-2A was scheduled to receive an upgrade kit to implement three level weather data processing on 17 Aug 1990.

CARSR Radar

The nationwide replacement program converting FAA legacy radar systems to the CARSR radar configuration was completed by 17 Aug 2015 and Hanna City FAA Radar Site was a part of that program. Legacy FAA radars underwent a Service Life Extension Program (SLEP) that replaced key components in the vintage ARSR-1, ARSR-2, FPS-20, FPS-66 and FPS-67 radars. The CARSR program replaced legacy klystron radar transmitters with a solid-state transmitter as well as renovating the radar receiver and signal processor. The CARSR modification also included common digitizer functionality making a separate common digitizer unnecessary. The Hanna City FAA Radar Site is now operating with the CARSR radar. The secondary radar at this site is an ATCBI-6 Beacon set.

The radar site data is now available to the USAF/NORAD Battle Control System-Fixed (BCS-F) operations centers (EADS & WADS) as well as the FAA Chicago ARTCC (ZAU) and adjacent ARTCCs. Other federal agencies have access to the data under the Homeland Security umbrella.


Hanna City FAA Site Major Equipment List
Search Radar HF Radar Data Systems IFF/SIF/Beacon

Current Status

Active facility near Hanna City, Peoria County, Illinois.


Location: Near Hanna City in Peoria County, Illinois.

Maps & Images

Lat: 40.69944 Long: -89.825


GPS Locations:

See Also:

Sources:

  • Winkler, David F., Searching the Skies: the Legacy of the United States Cold War Defense Radar Program, USAF Hq Air Combat Command, 1997, 192 pages, Pdf

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