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USAr Feldberg (Taunus ridge)

Last modified: 27 Jul 2017, submitted by: Joker
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Country: Germany    Region: HS

Locale: Kolbenberg

Latitude: 50° 14' 30" N     Longitude: 8° 29' 44" E

Area use / Military Branches: Closed

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Army troposcatter communications station Feldberg (Kolbenberg). Formerly part of the ACE High secure transmissions chain. This site actually served 2 communiction links:
- USAF ACE-high troposcatter comms link (callsign AFEZ) connection with Italy (Dosso dei Galli)
- USAREUR troposcatter comms link (callsign FBG) connection with Donnersberg.
Manned up by 1945 th Comms Grp Det.12 consisting of appx 100 military in 24/7 shifts. Later converted into a microwave relay stn and closed 1999.
Current status: German civil relay.
NOTE: There's another relay of the same name but that's USAF relay Feldberg / Baden Wurttemberg

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