Remsen FAA Radar Site

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Remsen FAA Radar Site (1974-Active) - An FAA Radar Site first established in 1974 on Starr Hill near Remsen, Oneida County, New York. Initially assigned a SAGE ID of Z-312, a JSS ID of J-55 and a FAA ID of QXU. Active FAA Radar Site.

Remsen FAA Radar Site on Starr Hill.

History of Remsen FAA Radar Site

Remsen FAA Radar Site Radome

The FAA established this site as a long range radar site in 1974. The site became an FAA/ADC joint-use site in 1979, replacing the deactivated Watertown Air Force Station. The new site furnished radar track data to both the FAA and to USAF Direction Centers. The initial FPS-66A search radar equipment was replaced with an ARSR-4 in the 1990s. A FPS-116 height-finder radar was initially installed in 1979 and maintained by the USAF but was removed about 1988.

Remsen FAA Site Major Equipment List
Search Radar HF Radar Data Systems

Current Status

Active facility near Remsen, Oneida County, New York.

Location: Near Remsen in Oneida County, New York.

Maps & Images

Lat: 43.3455 Long: -75.24907

See Also:


  • 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, page 143.


Visited: 17 Jun 2016

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