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Troposcatter Catenzaro

Last modified: 19 Oct 2019, submitted by: Joker

Country: Italy    Region: Calabria

Locale: Monte Mancuso

Latitude: 39° 1' 8" N     Longitude: 16° 13' 30" E

Area use / Military Branches: Closed


Monte Mancuso Calabria; ACE High secure comms troposcatter site Catanzaro (IMMZ). Used for southern troposcatter communications. The ACE High system was dissolved 1996 after SATCOM made the system obsolete

ACE High:= Allied Command Europe High
An early warning communications link covering Europe from Norway to Turkey. ACE High was a NATO L-band troposcatter radio system in the 832.56 to 959.28 MHz band with an average transmitting power -depending of geographical locations- between 1 and 10 kilowatts. ACE High provided long range radio telephone/ telegraph/ teletype comms in NATOs chain of command over 200 channels. Each station had the equipment to multiplex the channels to contain up to 12 different calls each. Coverage went through these links:

Norway: Senja (callsign NSEZ); Bod (NKLZ); Mosjen (NMOZ); Selbu (NSBZ); Srum (NSOZ); Stormyrheia (NSMZ) and Lysenuten (NLYZ)

UK: Mossy Hill (UMSZ); Mormond Hill (UMOZ); Fylingdales (UBOZ); Stenigot (UBIZ) and Coldblow Lane (UMAZ)

Denmark: Kollemorten (DTOZ)

W-Germany: Tannenhausen (AEMZ); Lammersdorf (ALAZ); Bann (ABHZ) and Feldberg (AFEZ)

Belgium: Mons (BCHZ) and Baraque de Fraiture (BFRZ)

France: Berneuil (FFLZ); Rorhbach-ls-Bitche (FROZ); Mont Aot (FADZ); Pierre-sur-haute (FLYZ) and Mont Lachens (FNIZ)

Italy: Monte del Giogo (IMXZ); Dosso dei Galli (IDGZ); Cavriana (IMBZ); Portogruaro (ICEZ); Monte Maggiore (ITLZ); Ischia (IICZ); Monte Manusco(IMMZ) and Monte Lauro (ICZZ)

Greece: Ajos Elefthenios (GKFZ); Pentelikon (GPKZ); Ziros (GZIZ); Zagora (GPIZ); Mount Vitsi (GVIZ) and Maronia (GISZ)

Turkey: Izmir (TBPZ); Kutahya (TKUZ); Gomu Koyu (TKYZ); Elemdag (TEDZ); Merzifon (TKJZ); Bolati Koyu (TPEZ); Pinarbasi (TPIZ); Diyarbakir (TDIZ) and Guveloglu (TDDZ)

Cyprus: Cavo Greko (JCGZ)

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