Target 366 is the Ashton FAA Radar Facility
Sawtelle Peak, Idaho
44° 33′ 44.31″N // 111° 26′ 39.44″W
For more about the Ashton FAA Radar Site click on the footnote.1
Stage 2s: Grassy, windy, woody, gritty, rocky, sandy, crunchy, matte, sharp, edged, metallic, whistling, rushing, clanging, humming, white, green, grey, beige, radiating, charged, electrical, magnetic; (in winter: icy, white, snowy, frigid, cold, blustery, windy, howling, moaning)
Dimensionals: Tall, rounded, wide, spherical, spidery, criss-cossing, stepped, perched, layered, high, towering, panoramic, hollow, airy
Stage 4/6s: Secure, protected, monitoring, governmental, electronic, broadcasting, emanating, aviation, remote, maintained, rotating, microwaves, automated, power, dangerous, communications
Ashton FAA Radar Site (1963-Active) – An FAA Radar Site first established in 1963 on Sawtell Peak near Island Park, Fremont County, Idaho. Initially assigned a SAGE ID of Z-225 and a FAA ID of ZQVA. Active FAA Radar Site.
The nationwide replacement program converting FAA legacy radar systems to the CARSR radar configuration was completed by 17 Aug 2015 and Ashton FAA Radar Site was a part of that program. Legacy FAA radars underwent a Service Life Extension Program (SLEP) that replaced key components in the vintage ARSR-1, ARSR-2, FPS-20, FPS-66 and FPS-67 radars. The CARSR program replaced legacy klystron radar transmitters with a solid-state transmitter as well as renovating the radar receiver and signal processor. The CARSR modification also included common digitizer functionality making a separate common digitizer unnecessary. The Ashton FAA Radar Site is now operating with the CARSR radar. At the time of the CARSR changeout, the legacy radar in place was an ARSR-2 and the CARSR conversion included a 7172 Antenna. The secondary radar for the site is the Mode S Beacon set.
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 Salt Lake City ARTCC (ZLC) and adjacent ARTCCs. Other federal agencies have access to the data under the Homeland Security umbrella.