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SIGINT Rorhbach-lès-Bitche

Last modified: 14 Sep 2014, submitted by: Joker

Country: France    Region: Moselle

Latitude: 49° 3' 17" N     Longitude: 7° 14' 40" E

Area use / Military Branches: ACEHigh closed. SIGINT DSGE


Former USAF ACE high troposcatter comms link (callsign FROZ). Closed
Connection to Mont Août (FADZ)
Converted into French Army relay

ACE High: stands for the Allied Command Europe hi-power 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); Bodö (NKLZ); Mosjøen (NMOZ); Selbu (NSBZ); Sørum (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-lès-Bitche (FROZ); Mont Août (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)

This was the FROZ ACE high site.


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