Common Language Location Identifier (CLLI): unknown
Geolocation (GL) code: unknown
Address: at the intersection of S. Blackjack Rd. (CR 8) and the private road going south to Hanover CS, about 0.8 mi. east of S. Rocky Hill Rd., Jo Daviess County, IL
Latitude: N42-19-11 (42.31972) approx.
Longitude: W90-21-34 (-90.35944) approx.
Thanks to Terry Michaels for contributing this information.
Hanover R was an interface between the Hanover CS satellite earth station and a microwave route terminating at the Lee, IL main station. The microwave hop between Hanover R and Elizabeth used TN-1 radios at 11 GHz, this was done to prevent interference with the low-level 4 GHz (C band) signal coming down from the satellite. At Hanover R the 11 GHz signal was received at a short tower on the top of a ridge right alongside the entrance drive. A 22-tube L-type coaxial cable brought the IF inputs and outputs from the 11 GHz equipment at the Hanover R tower to the earth station's receivers and transmitters through a 100A switch.
For additional information, see the Hanover CS, IL - Lee, IL route description.
The link was brought on line around 1974, and retired in 1986. The earth station and the 11 GHz link tower at Hanover R were dismantled around 1994.
Created on January 2, 2003 at 18:47 by Albert LaFrance