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  • Blake Bowers
    Very interesting stuff. Jasper AL is no more, they moved all the government equipment and circuits to Brewton AL. Noble is still there, in a secured room
    Message 1 of 5 , Jun 26 9:44 AM
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      Very interesting stuff.



      Jasper AL is no more, they moved all the government equipment and circuits
      to Brewton AL. Noble is still there, in a secured room while the rest of
      the building is ATC.







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      From: coldwarcomms@yahoogroups.com [mailto:coldwarcomms@yahoogroups.com] On
      Behalf Of OZOB99
      Sent: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 7:30 AM
      To: coldwarcomms@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [coldwarcomms] Re: More on GEP's





      The copy I have is a 1999 revision(tariff 16, sec 29), but it probably goes
      back to the 1960's; it was online about 12 years ago & discussed in this
      forum, but last I checked it's no longer online, at least where it was.

      I'll be posting some info soon on Air/Ground Radio System #1 & 2 in this
      same tariff.

      --- In coldwarcomms@yahoogroups.com <mailto:coldwarcomms%40yahoogroups.com>
      , Ken Bowles <ken.dl5bk@...> wrote:
      >
      > What would be the tariff's date? Thanks!
      >
      > Ken
      >
      >
      > On Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 7:36 PM, OZOB99 <ozob99@...> wrote:
      >
      > > **
      > >
      > >
      > > Snippets from the AT&T tariff for Air/Ground Radio System #3,which was
      > > primarily the NEACP circuits, e.g GR20115-nnn (various segments). This
      may
      > > help provide a bigger picture of the operations and capabilities.
      > >
      > >
      > > "Air/Ground Base Station - Fixed
      > >
      > > 1. This arrangement consists of equipment to provide 15 Voice Grade
      > > Services on one radio channel between the base
      > >
      > > station and an aircraft.
      > >
      > > (a) Equipped with two non-hardened antennae.
      > >
      > > (1) Type A furnished only at Waldorf, MD.
      > >
      > > (2) Type B furnished only at Chattanooga, TN (Signal Mtn.); San
      > > Bernardino, CA (Strawberry Peak, CA) and Raleigh, NC
      > > (Seymor Johnson AFB).
      > >
      > > (3) Type B furnished only at Flagstaff, AZ (Williams, AZ).
      > >
      > > (4) Type B furnished only at Providence, RI (Greenhill, RI)
      > >
      > > (5) Type A furnished only at Ellisville, FL.
      > >
      > > (6) Type B furnished only at Albuquerque, NM
      > > (Albuquerque Junction, NM).
      > >
      > > (b) Equipped with two hardened antennae.
      > >
      > > (1) Type A furnished only at Branch No. 1, VA.
      > >
      > > (c) Equipped with combination hardened and non-hardened antennae.
      > >
      > > (1) Type A furnished only at Lamar, CO.
      > >
      > > 2. This incremental arrangement provides air/ground base stations with
      the
      > > capability to transmit and receive up to
      > >
      > > fifteen additional Voice Grade channels to a suitably equiped aircraft.
      > >
      > > (a) Furnished only at Raleigh, NC (Seymour Johnson AFB), Chattanooga, TN
      > > (Signal Mtn.), Offutt AFB, NE. and Oklahoma
      > >
      > > City, OK (Noble, OK)
      > >
      > > 3. This arrangement is capable of transmitting and receiving
      > > simultaneously to two suitably equipped aircraft on two
      > >
      > > radio channels, each arranged for 15 voice grade channels.
      > >
      > > Type B Equipped with two non-hardened antennae, furnished only at the
      > > following locations:
      > >
      > > Birmingham, AL(Jasper, AL)
      > > Oklahoma City, OK (Noble, OK)
      > > Shreveport, LA (Barksdale, LA)
      > >
      > > 4. Air/Ground Base Station - Offutt AFB, NE - Air/ground base station
      > > capable of transmitting and receiving on a 56
      > >
      > > kbps DATAPHONE Digital Service and one radio channel arranged for 15
      voice
      > > grade channels. This allows transmitting and receiving simultaneously to
      an
      > > aircraft in flight and individually to an aircraft on the ground.
      > >
      > > a. Equipped with three non-hardened antennae and a remote radio control
      > > arrangement. Furnished only at Offutt AFB,
      > >
      > > NE.
      > >
      > > b. Incremental air/ground radio and antenna arrangement to provide the
      > > overall capability of transmitting and
      > >
      > > receiving on a 56 kbps DATAPHONE Digital Service and on two radio
      channels
      > > each providing 15 voice grade channels simultaneously to an aircraft
      > > whether in flight or on the ground. Furnished only at Offutt AFB, NE.
      > >
      > > c. Incremental secure voice interface arrangement. Furnished only at
      > > Offutt AFB, NE.
      > >
      > > 5. Air/Ground Base Station - Hillsboro, MO - Air/ground base station
      > > capable of transmitting and receiving
      > >
      > > simultaneously on two radio channels each arranged for 15 voice grade
      > > channels and one 56 kbps DATAPHONE Digital Service inter office channel
      to
      > > an aircraft in flight.
      > >
      > > a. Equipped with three non-hardened antennae. Furnished only at
      Hillsboro,
      > > MO.
      > >
      > > b. Incremental air/ground radio and antenna arrangement capable of being
      > > used interchangeably with any of the radio
      > >
      > > stations provided above. Furnished only at Hillsboro, MO.
      > >
      > > 6. Air/Ground Base Station capable of transmitting and receiving
      > > simultaneously on two radio channels each arranged for
      > >
      > > 15 voice grade channel.
      > >
      > > a. Equipped with three non-hardened antennae.
      > >
      > > Type B furnished only at Dayton, OH (Wright Patterson, A.F.B.).
      > >
      > > b. Air/Ground Base Station - Transportable.
      > >
      > > 1. This arrangement includes pre-packaged deployable air/ground base
      > > station equipped with multiplexer, antennae
      > >
      > > and UHF/FDM radio equipment capable of providing one 15 channel UHF/FDM
      > > voice grade path to a suitably equipped
      > >
      > > aircraft. When not activated, this air/ground base station is housed at
      > > AT&T's Central Office located in Waldorf,
      > >
      > > MD.
      > >
      > > 2. Air/Ground Base Station Transportable with KU Band Satellite
      > > Communications Package. - This arrangement includes
      > >
      > > all the capabilities of the Transportable air/ground base station, found
      > > in 32.3.3.B.1. above plus additional KU band satellite capability at
      1.544
      > > Mbps to existing customer networks. Also included in this arrangement is
      a
      > >
      > > communications team on 24 hours a day standby, 7 days a week, to meet
      > > customer 2-3 hour deployment response time. When not activated, this
      > > air/ground base station is housed at AT&T's Central Office located in
      > > Waldorf, MD.
      > >
      > >
      > > C. Air/Ground Base Station - Mobile - This service consists of six
      > > hardened mobile air/ground base stations each
      > >
      > > equipped with multiplexer, antennae and UHF/FDM radio equipment capable
      of
      > > providing one 15 channel UHF/FDM voice grade path. Each air/ground base
      > > station is housed in a self-propelled van. A voice grade interoffice
      > > channel or equivalent is required to connect Type A stations and a voice
      > > grade local channel or equivalent is required to connect Type B
      stations.
      > >
      > > Type B home based at the following locations: Birmingham, AL
      > > (Jasper, AL); Oklahoma City, OK (Noble, OK); Shreveport, LA
      > > (Barkesdale, LA) and Albuquerque, NM (Albuquerque Junction, NM).
      > >
      > > Miscellaneous Arrangements for Air/Ground Radio System -These
      arrangements
      > > are designed to meet unique government
      > >
      > > Customer needs for the Air/Ground Radio Systems :
      > >
      > > Arrangement to provide for the regeneration of signals at an
      > > air/ground/radio station to compensate for low level
      > >
      > > noise generated by the aircraft.
      > >
      > > Arrangement to permit an air/ground radio base station to be alternately
      > > used with the Alerting Network (USOC D7FGV)
      > >
      > > and Air/Ground Radio System No. 3. Furnished only at Lamar, CO.
      > >
      > > Incremental arrangement to permit an air/ground base station to transmit
      > > and receive 56 kbps, individually or
      > >
      > > simultaneously, with one radio channel arranged for 15 voice services.
      > >
      > > Furnished at Waldorf, MD; Williamstown, KY; San Bernadino, CA; Lamar,
      > > CO; Raleigh, NC; and Kokomo, IN only.
      > >
      > > Incremental air/ground radio arrangement when used with an existing
      > > air/ground base station, will provide the
      > >
      > > capability to transmit and receive on two 15 voice channel services and
      on
      > > one 56 kbps simultaneously.
      > > Furnished at Waldorf, MD only.
      > >
      > > Remote operational coverage arrangement which permits a control station
      or
      > > alternate control station to perform
      > >
      > > operational functions at a remote air/ground base station. This
      > > arrangement permits a maximum of 14 remote stations to be operated by a
      > > control station or alternate control station. A voice grade channel or
      > > equivalent is required
      > >
      > > between the control station and alternate control station, and from each
      > > control station to each remote station.
      > >
      > > Control Station - An arrangement capable of performing operational
      > > functions at up to 14 remote stations while
      > >
      > > providing continuous operational coverage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
      > >
      > > Remote Station - An arrangement which permits the operational functions
      of
      > > an air/ground base station to be remotely
      > >
      > > operated by a control station.
      > >
      > > Bridging Functionality Arrangement - Arrangement to provide bridging
      > > functionality between a DS1 inter office channel
      > >
      > > facility and existing 15 channel Air/Ground Radio Service. Furnished
      only
      > > at Waldorf, MD; Lamar, CO; Offutt A.F.B.,
      > >
      > > NE.
      > >
      > > Arrangement to provide an interface between Voice Grade channels on
      > > various government networks and a suitably equiped
      > >
      > > aircraft capable of transmitting and receiving 64Kbps Digital Service
      from
      > > any of three government owwned entry points.
      > >
      > > Furnished only at Waldorf, MD
      > >
      > > Alerting Network - An Alerting Network permits a primary supervising
      > > station and secondary supervising stations to
      > >
      > > communicate with subordinate outlying stations. It also permits airborne
      > > stations to replace the supervising stations via four air/ground radio
      base
      > > stations.
      > >
      > > Primary Supervising Station - A Primary Supervising Station is capable
      of
      > > providing voice and distinctive tone
      > >
      > > communications via a primary channel and an alternative channel to the
      > > secondary supervising stations and the outlying
      > >
      > > stations either individually or in predetermined groups of stations. The
      > > distinctive tones operate audible alerting
      > >
      > > devices and control radio transmitters at outlying stations. The Primary
      > > Supervising Station monitors channel
      > >
      > > continuity and provides for the reception of visual message
      acknowledgment
      > > responses from the subordinate
      > > stations.
      > >
      > > Air/Ground Radio System for Use with Alerting Network - An air/ground
      > > radio system which permits an airborne station and
      > >
      > > an auxiliary airborne station to obtain access to the ground alerting
      > > network and other Voice Grade Services via four
      > >
      > > air/ground radio base stations. It provides an airborne station with the
      > > capability of voice communications and
      > >
      > > distinctive tone transmission to all the supervising and outlying
      > > stations. The distinctive tone can operate audible
      > >
      > > alerting devices and control radio transmitters at outlying stations.
      > > Voice and tone transmission can be sent to an
      > >
      > > individual or predetermined group of stations.
      > >
      > > 1000-watt frequency modulated transmitting and receiving radio base
      > > station capable of providing 15 voice grade channels
      > >
      > > on one radio channel between the base station and the aircraft. Equipped
      > > with combination hardened and non-hardened
      > >
      > > antenna. Furnished only at Offutt AFB, NE and Ellsworth AFB,SD.
      > >
      > > Transfer arrangement to permit the termination of Voice Grade Services
      at
      > > a maximum of three air/ground sites and the
      > >
      > > connection of the Voice Grade Services to only one on-the-air radio site
      > > at a time.
      > >
      > > Connecting and grouping equipment which connects the air/ground voice
      > > service with specified voice grade channels.
      > > To permit one air/ground voice service to transmit to a maximum of 96
      > > voice grade channels. This is used on the primary
      > >
      > > voice grade channel.
      > >
      > > Arrangement to permit a primary supervising station to connect a voice
      > > grade channel to any of four air/ground radio
      > >
      > > base stations, including channel continuity checking, dual route
      switching
      > > and two-way touch-tone signaling. This
      > >
      > > arrangement also requires a USOC V1HGV at the primary supervising
      station.
      > >
      > > Channel Assurance and Alarm Arrangement for automatically sending a tone
      > > signal over an idle voice grade channel to
      > >
      > > indicate line continuity, and to actuate a visual and audible alarm when
      > > the tone signal is not received after a
      > >
      > > predetermined interval."
      > >
      > > Note that the esoteric "Branch No. 1 Va" is hardened while more familiar
      > > locations are not.I have some new leads on this
      > > and may have more to report later.
      > >
      > > As one might assume these GEP's were either hardwired or switchable to
      the
      > > NCA at the NMCC,ANMCC or wherever they might be in a given situation.In
      the
      > > 1960's this included bridge legs to the NECPA ships via coastal tropo &
      UHF.
      > >
      > > Other GEPs were connected on some segments,and non GEP locations such as
      > > Andrews AFB, the Project Offices,Rockdale,Dranesville,& Monrovia. Note
      the
      > > absence of Mt Weather, unless Branch 1 turns out to be that; in any case
      > > you can bet it was connectable.
      > >
      > >
      > >
      >
      >
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