Yes, I agree it's Ft. Defiance, as shown on the 1970 Virginia route map:
The map also shows a cable route from AT&T's Reddish Knob station to Sugar
This diagram shows how that link was part of a network serving the Naval
Security Group Activity at Sugar Grove:
----- Original Message -----
From: "pwood78" <pwood78@...>
Sent: Sunday, January 04, 2004 3:53 PM
Subject: [coldwarcomms] Re: MW link just north of Staunton, VA
> From your description it sounds like you saw AT&T's Ft. Defiance
> site. AT&T operated the site under call sign KZS66 which had links to
> Crozet (Buck's Elbow Mnt.) and Harrisonburg (I suspect ontop of the
> GTE CO). The call sign had the coordinates of: 38 14 32.4N -78 59
> 23.1W which put it off of Rt. 742. The site is owned by ATSi
> (American Tower ID 88298).
> The AT&T paths should be canceled as the tower for Crozet was
> demolished with the legs mounted ontop of the electronics building to
> support a cell site. I've got no clue about Harrisonburg (it could
> still be intact since its an AT&T Local POP).
> However, I'm thrilled the horns are intact. Although, this makes
> sense since the site also had colocated equipment for Clifton-Forge
> Waynesboro Telephone. CFW Telephone had a microwave link from the Ft.
> Defiance site to a microwave tower on Reddish Knob (also called Doe
> Hill) WAAAAAAY out west on the VA/WVa line in a state forest. The
> site is still licensed under call sign WLL932 and located at 38 27
> 40.4N -79 14 27.1W. I do believe this is very very far away from
> civilization (or the equivalent for that area).
> To answer your question I believe the CFW site on Reddish Knob had a
> link to Sugar Grove.