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Giant golfball on our radar?

Giant golfball on our radar?

Wednesday 19 October 2016

Giant golfball on our radar?

It looks a bit like a big broken golfball or an egg shell now but work is cracking on to install a new two and a half tonne radome on the Island's north coast.

The radome is nine metres wide and eight metres high and will give better protection to the radar in bad weather.

It will also take away some of the noise from the radar and make it cheaper to run.

If the weather is good it will take about a week to fit, with the radome lifted into place by crane and the other panels installed once it's in place.

The whole radar replacement project, that started towards the end of August, should be finished by March next year.

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