The remains of a Direction Finding (DF) station can be found located on Ibsley Common, approximately 1.5 miles north east of Ibsley Airfield. DF stations were an advanced form of radio direction finding – a means of locating aircraft radio transmissions by identifying the direction from which they are strongest.
The site at Ibsley consists of a blast wall within which the main building, a 30 foot wooden tower, would have stood. Further east are the remains of a bunker and a building base that may have served as accommodation.
We have produced a 3D computer model of the site and a flyover short film but we still don’t know what is was like on the inside. If you know how these types of sites worked please comment with information.
Get a different view of the site at this article: Ibsley HF-DF – Layout
You can find out more about Ibsley Airfield in this overview article, which has links to other articles relating to Ibsley Airfield.
You can have a play with our 3D model in the embedded Sketchfab model.
Ibsley HF-DF Station
As part of the project we have managed to install information panels on a few WWII sites including two relating to the HF-DF installation
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