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Engineering series 1: Radar stations on the Wasserkuppe

Introduction

On the second day of the new year, I made a short hiking tour to the highest elevation in Hesse (Hessen), the Wasserkuppe.

As an amateur radio operator, this place with its small airfield, eye-catching antennae, and disused radar-facilities on the peak aroused my curiosity to learn more about its history.

Just a few kilometers away runs the border to Thuringia (Thüringen), which had been in the cold war era the frontier to the German Democratic Republic (DDR) and hence the sphere …