Whitehouse FAA Radar Site
Whitehouse FAA Radar Site (1980-Active) - A Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Long Range Radar (LRR) site first established in 1980 near Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida. The site is used to identify and track military and civilian aircraft movements within a 200-mile radius and to provide air-ground radio communication with those aircraft. Assigned a SAGE System ID of Z-327, a JSS System ID of J-04 and an FAA ID of NEN. Active FAA Radar Site. Also known as Jacksonville FAA Radar Site.
This FAA radar site was built in 1979 and became an operational radar site in July 1980, furnishing radar track data to the FAA ARTCCs and to USAF Direction Centers. A USAF FPS-116 height-finder radar was located on a separate site near the original FPS-66A search radar. The primary search radar was the FAA FPS-66A operated and maintained by FAA personnel.
In 1982 the FPS-116 height finder was supported by USAF operating location OLAH 20th ADS with 6 USAF operations personnel. It was removed about 1988.
The FPS-66A search radar remained in operation until it was modified to become a ARSR-60 and sometime between 1998 and 1999 replaced by an ARSR-4 3D radar.
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 ARSR-60M search radar and a CD-2C Common Digitizer. The Whitehouse 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 facility near Jacksonville in Duval County, Florida. Currently operating an ARSR-4 primary radar and an ATCBI-6M secondary radar (Beacon).