CFS Chibougamau

CFS Chibougamau, or RCAF Station Chibougamau (pre-1967), housed the 10 Radar Squadron (Royal Canadian Air Force). The facility was a military radar installation in Chibougamau, Quebec, Canada, that formed part of the Pinetree Line. Shortly after opening, in 1963, it was converted to semi-automated operation using the NORAD SAGE system. The station was operated exclusively by the Royal Canadian Air Force.[1]

Canadian Forces Station Chibougamau
Coordinates49°56′53″N 74°20′35″W / 49.94804°N 74.34310°W / 49.94804; -74.34310 (CFS Chibougamau C-42)
TypeRadar Station
CodeC-42
Site information
Controlled by Royal Canadian Air Force
Site history
Built1960-1962
Built by Royal Canadian Air Force
In use1962-1988
CFS Chibougamau is located in Quebec
CFS Chibougamau
CFS Chibougamau
Location of Canadian Forces Station Chibougamau, Quebec

Construction took place from the summer of 1960 until the end of September 1962. It officially opened on May 1, 1962, and closed some time in 1988.[2]

Radio station CHIB, 1340 kHz, was a community radio station operated by volunteers from the radar station and the civilian community.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ A History of the Air Defence of Canada, 1948-1997. Commander Fighter Group. 1997. ISBN 978-0-9681973-0-1.
  2. ^ MacKenzie, John A. (2005-12-13). "Annex F - Post World War II Radar: CADIN/Pinetree Line". The History of Canadian Military Communications and Electronics. Government of Canada, National Defence, Communications and Electronics Branch. Archived from the original on 3 August 2009. Retrieved 20 January 2010.
  3. ^ MacKenzie, John A. (2005-12-13). "Annex F - Post World War II Radar: CADIN/Pinetree Line". The History of Canadian Military Communications and Electronics. Government of Canada, National Defence, Communications and Electronics Branch. Archived from the original on 2009-08-03. Retrieved 20 January 2010.