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GRND Havelte

Last modified: 21 May 2018, submitted by: Joker

Country: Netherlands    Region: Province Drente

Locale: Steenwijk

Latitude: 52° 46' 38" N     Longitude: 6° 11' 38" E

Area use / Military Branches: Demolished


Former Spec Ammo Storage Havelterberg. (1964-1993) 22x Honest John and later on 42x Lance nuc warheads used to be stored here. Nuclear battlefields . Global links in arms race Appendix A (Ballinger Cambridge Mass. 1985). Security: US Army 8th Missile Det. (later reassigned 8th US Army Field Arty Det)

Comms: US Army 360 Signal Batn Charlie Det. responsible for both troposcatter microwave and HF comms.
HF consisting of 3 Collins KWM2A AN/FRC-93 SSB 100W radios and a landline phonepatch to the admin building. Callsign was Cemetery 40 in the US Cemetery 4 Network Control Site.
Mobile set was equipped with an AN/PRC-117 and an AN/FRC-93 transceiver console in the rear. Microwave comms consisted of a frequency diverse, polarized selective vertical and horizontal ITT AN/FRC-66 with 2 transmitters, 2 receivers, 2 1KA power amplifiers using 2Ghz Klystron tubes and a GE TCS-600 (600 channel) multiplexer.
TX/RX was via waveguide up a 152ft. tower and out of 2 15ft. parabolic dishes (line of sight to Bremerhaven, GER 140mi east)..
Site deactivated in 1993 and demolished in 2000


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