Plotting Elephant Signals

The history of US Signals Intelligence in Okinawa has shaped the landscape into a search for Elephants and Giant Golfballs. Elephant Cages was the local name for the military antenna because it looked like something large had escaped through the circular fence. A local friend told me that a rumour went around that signals from the antenna were strong enough to pick up radio using an iron. However, nowadays, we are not only seeing elephant cages but also giant golfballs. Golfball like radomes are an innovation in Signals Intelligence gathering by the US military. Trace a plotted history of US Signals Intelligence in Okinawa using the map as I continue the search for elephant cages and giant golfballs.

 

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