Naval Communication Station Harold E. Holt

This enormous hexagon, a mile and a half in diameter, looks like some kind of massive occult symbol etched in the scrub on the remote western coast of Australia, 700 miles north of Perth. In fact, we’re looking at a communication station that transmits on the very low frequency (VLF) radio waveband to vessels of the US and Australian navies. The facility, opened in 1967, consists of 13 guyed steel radio masts: one at the centre, and one at each corner of the inner and outer hexagons. (Street View gives a dizzying perspective from the base of one…

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