More photos taken of Honeysuckle
during the Deep Space Network era



Scott Hendry was at Honeysuckle from September 1979 until just before the station closed.

Scott writes, “My final role at the station was when the shifts were reduced to about 3 and sometimes 2. So I used to (sometimes) setup the receivers, (always) setup the digital, then do the talking to Track and turn the Tx on and off at the appropriate times during the pass. I also used to put the antenna to point at times when necessary. When they reduced the shift numbers to the bare minimums, we had to be able to cover any area of the station.”

He shares some of his photos here –

Hendry, Gavin, Gerada and Salvage

This photo was taken towards the end of the DSN era.

L-R: Scott Hendry, Pete Gavin (RF), Tony Gerada (Digital) and Tony Salvage (Supervisor).

Photo: Scott Hendry.


Tony Salvage

Tony Salvage (right) at the tech docs shelves. Bob Borman is in the background.

Photo: Scott Hendry.


DSN ops console

A late version of the DSN-era Ops Console, with the servo console against the wall.

Photo: Scott Hendry.


Receivers

The Receivers during the DSN era.

Photo: Scott Hendry.


Snow at Honeysuckle – during the DSN era

Antenna in snow

A gloomy, snowy day. Scott recalls, “The sky actually had that eerie purple colour.”

Photo: Scott Hendry.


from the antenna pad

Looking back to the Ops Building from the edge of the antenna pad. Note the view inside through the window at the servo console.

Photo: Scott Hendry.


Antenna in snow

And the view of the antenna from the roof of the Ops building.

Photo: Scott Hendry.


TSS buildign in snow

Turning approx. 150° clockwise, the view from the roof of the Ops building, across the TSS building towards to Powerhouse.

Photo: Scott Hendry.