Historic California Posts, Camps, Stations and Airfields
Mount Orizaba VHF Site 1K2
US Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District History (1993)

Located on Santa Catalina Island's Mount Orizaba, this site was used as an Army Air Forces aid to navigation site during the early 1940's. A radar station and antenna farm were constructed on the site. Mount Orizaba VHF Site 1K2 complimented Radar Site J-41 for which the construction drawing is available. The Army Air Forces stationed on Catalina Island at Camp Cactus would have been responsible for this radar station and VHF site.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). leased the land around 1950s and continued to operate on this property. The existing FAA facility was constructed around 1959. The FAA installed a new radar station and antenna farm on site. The site is currently a VORTAC location used as an in-route navigational aid for aircraft.
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Updated 8 February 2016