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Sahintepe

Last modified: 11 Apr 2021, submitted by: Joker
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Country: Turkey    Region: Gemlik

Locale: Sahintepe

Latitude: 40° 28' 30" N     Longitude: 29° 12' 28" E

Area use / Military Branches: Closed

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Mount Sahintepe; former TUSLOG Detachment 150. (1963-1997) http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/01/6e/20/c6/tuslog-det-150-sahintepe.jpg

This unit operated a USAF troposcatter communications facility in the infamous "Cemetery" communications net connecting all NATO nuclear assigned units.

Sahintepe had both Troposcatter and Microwave connections with:
Corlu - power: 1Kw with AN/MRC80
Ortakoy -1Kw AN/MRC80
Izmir - 10Kw AN/FRC39
Ankara - 10Kw AN/FRC75
Secondaries: Alemdag, Karamursel and Eskisehir

Comms input was by 150W Collins single sideband radio equipment.
http://www.af4k.com/imag/ham/KWM2-A.jpg
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ea/Collins_30L-1_090327.jpg

TUSLOG Det 150 was redesignated Detachment 12, 2006 Communications Group in the mid-1980s and closed in the mid-1990s during the overseas base closure program.


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