Charlie's Hill Radar Station - QLD

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Position

DEG: -19.708179 147.464417
DMS: 19º 42' 29.45" S 147º 27' 51.9" E
UTM: 55 K 7820745mN 548670mE
Altitude: 17.94m
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146 Charlies Hill Rd
Inkerman QLD 4806
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: https://apps.des.qld.gov.au/heritage-register/detail/?id=601716

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Constructed by the RAAF in 1943, the No 211 Radar Station on Charlie’s Hill was one of twenty radar installations along the North Queensland coastline. These operated to give an early warning of approaching enemy aircraft during World War II.

When visiting this historic site, igloos of reinforced concrete which provided bomb-proof protection for the radar equipment can still be seen. The wooden towers which supported the transmitting and receiving aerials have been removed. However, foundations from various structures near the igloos may still be found. The buildings are listed in the Queensland Heritage Register because of the site’s historical and military significance.

Charlie’s Hill is a six minute drive south of Home Hill. Travelling along the Bruce Highway, look for the signs on the left, just after Iyah Creek. Turn onto Charlie’s Hill Road and travel about 1.5 kilometres, until the hill is visible on the right. The access to the hill from the road is an unsealed track. The site is maintained by the Burdekin Shire Council.

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Closest Weather Station

Ayr at 20/02:30pm EST
Distance from Charlie's Hill Radar Station 13.74km NW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
31.2°C30.7°C42%16.8°ChPa0.0mmNE15km/hr
8knots
20km/hr
11knots

Closest Climatic Station

Ayr Dpi Research Stn
Distance from Charlie's Hill Radar Station 13.74km NW
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C31.831.430.829.527.625.425.126.128.029.831.132.0
Mean Min. °C22.722.821.519.016.112.811.612.715.018.020.622.1
Mean Rain mm221.2241.3153.647.941.124.315.915.710.526.846.8104.6

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