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SIGINT - Humpty Doo

Last modified: 04 Jul 2020, submitted by: Joker

Country: Australia    Region: NT

Latitude: 12° 36' 18" S     Longitude: 131° 17' 23" E

Area use / Military Branches: Active


Royal Australian Navy transmitting station; its receiving counterpart (Shoal Bay Stn) is located at grid 1221'32"S 13059'0"E
These sttations have 2 primary roles:
- interception of satellite communications
- interception of high frequency signals

As Australia's principal source for interception of Indonesian military and civilian communications, Shoal Bay has had a particularly role in Australian government understanding of Indonesian military activities in East Timor from 1975 to 1999, an understanding usually withheld from the Australian public. In 2005, 85 personnel worked at the station, made up of Navy, Air Force and Army staff, as well as US Defence civilians and contractors.

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