Jedburg FAA Radar Site
Jedburg FAA Radar Site (1966-Active) - A FAA Radar Site first established in 1966 near Jedburg, Dorchester County, South Carolina. Initially assigned a FAA ID of QRJ a SAGE System ID of Z-324 and a JSS System ID of J-03. Active FAA Radar Site.
This site became an FAA radar site in 1966, furnishing radar track data to FAA ARTCC's. The site had relocated from North Charleston Air Force Station where the FAA and the Air Force shared Joint use of an FPS-66A search radar that the FAA owned and maintained. In 1964 the Air Force installed an Air Force owned FPS-27 search radar and no longer required input from the FPS-66A. The FAA decided to relocate their FPS-66A to a new facility at Jedburg and that was accomplished about 1966.
With the closure of North Charleston Air Force Station in 1980 the Jedburg site joined the JSS System. An FPS-116 height-finder radar with tower and radome was added for the JSS mission. In 1982 the FPS-116 operated under OLAC, 20 ADS with 6 USAF civilians. It was removed about 1988.
A FYQ-47 Common Digitizer was probably placed in service by February 1973 when the USAF/FAA FST-2 to FYQ-47 replacement program was completed. By 1990 the site was equipped with a FPS-66A search radar and a CD-2C Common Digitizer. The Jedburg CD-2C was scheduled to receive an upgrade kit to implement three level weather data processing in November 1992.
The radar site data is now available to the USAF/NORAD Battle Control System-Fixed (BCS-F) operations centers (EADS & WADS) as well as the FAA Jacksonville ARTCC (ZJX) and adjacent ARTCCs. Other federal agencies have access to the data under the Homeland Security umbrella.
Active FAA radar site near Jedburg in Dorchester County, South Carolina. The site is currently (2017) attached the EADS USAF direction center and the FAA Eastern ASO, ZJX-Jacksonville Center.