Res-X-1, Brevoort Island, Nunavut
(NB: Diagram is pre-North Warning System)
DEWLINE HISTORICAL DESCRIPTION
- RES-X-1 on BREVOORT ISLAND, Canada, is situated at an altitude of 1200 feet above sea level and occupies an area of 2524 acres. Brevoort is an irregular, hilly island consisting mostly of granite. It is located in Davis Strait, off the eastern coast of Baffin Island north of Cape Murchison about 250 miles south of DYE-M at Cape Dyer. RES-X-1 is a non-radar. rearward communications (relay) station. Housing and other station support buildings, such as garages, warehouses etc are similar in construction principle to those found at a typical DEWLine Auxilliary site.
- Annual precipitation, including snowfall, is approximately 18 inches, being heaviest from July to November and least from December to March. Snowfall is greatest in October and November and averages about 115 inches a year. Absolute minimum and maximum temperatures are minus 35 and plus 65 degrees Fahrenheit respectively.
- A 3 mile round trip potable water haul is maintained summer and winter.
Site photo 1992, courtesy Peter West.
RES-X-1 Space Path Loss Testing 1956 a photo story by Roger Collinson.