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Re: Radio & dishes on outerbanks,NC

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  • ozob99@yahoo.com
    ... tall(750+) ... 30-50 ... http://www.topedge.com/panels/aircraft/sites/mats/f14-detail-tacts.htm ... The best page yet on TACTS:
    Message 1 of 7 , May 3, 2001
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      --- In coldwarcomms@y..., ozob99@y... wrote:
      > --- In coldwarcomms@y..., ozob99@y... wrote:
      > > From the 60's til the 80's, mabe even now....there was a
      tall(750+)
      > > tower with dishes pointing east!!!....on Bodie Island near the
      > > lighthouse(near Oregon Inlet).
      > >
      > > I assume this was tropo for NECPA...any other uses since then??,
      > like
      > > routine navy traffic.
      >
      >
      >
      > I'll answer my own questions on this since i've found out what it
      > was/is...its the NAS Oceana(va)microwave link,5 dishes, to its
      > ACMI(air combat maneuvering instrumentation),now known as
      > TACTS(tactical air combat training system)range "Texas Towers",
      30-50
      > miles offshore in the training area.Cubic Corp built the system.
      >
      > This allows recording & playback of "dogfights",etc for training.The
      > aircraft have "pods" for communicating all movements & activities to

      > the towers & back to the training command.
      >
      > There are several of these ranges on the East & West Coast, &
      > overseas.
      >
      >
      > ALASKA:
      > OTHER:
      > Yukon Measurement and
      > Debriefing System (YMDS),
      > Fairbanks
      > Alaska ACMI, Anchorage
      >
      > NEVADA - NELLIS AFB:
      >
      > NACTS
      > Nellis ACMI
      > Red Flag MDS
      >
      >
      > Alpena AKITS, MI
      > Beaufort TACTS, SC
      > Cherry Point TACTS, NC
      > Fallon TACTS, NV
      > Gulfport TACTS, MS
      > Holloman ACMI, NM
      > Homestead MDS, FL
      > JRTC-IS, LA
      > Luke ACMI, AZ
      > NTC/Air Warrior, CA and NV
      > Oceana/Langley TACTS, VA
      > Tyndall ACMI, FL
      > Volk Field ACMI - WI
      > Yuma TACTS, AZ
      >
      >
      >
      > Some web pages are attached:
      >
      > http://www.bergey.com/Examples/TACTS.html
      > http://www.nawcad.navy.mil/view_release.cfm?article_id=2
      >
      http://www.topedge.com/panels/aircraft/sites/mats/f14-detail-tacts.htm
      > http://www.dtic.mil/ndia/livefire/rindler.pdf


      The best page yet on
      TACTS:

      http://larkcom.com/roadshack/military/airspace/eastern/vacapes.htm...a
      lso has great links on home page to bases,call signs,frequencies,etc.



      >
      > >
      > > Also in the 50's-70's at least, there were a number of high
      > > priority(Select Circuits) encrypted TTY circuits from Warrenton
      > > Training Center & other locations to Buxton,a naval facilty then
      i
      > > believe. I assume
      > > this was transmitted out on VLF/HF/VHF/UHF to ??? Anybody shed
      some
      > > light on
      > > this & whats there today??
      >
      > Also found out the answer here: this was one of many coastal
      > SOSUS(sound surveillance system)Naval Facilities for detecting deep
      > water subs..no wonder the circuits were encrypted!...i'll be posting
      > more on this later.
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