US Navy Communication Stations

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    Naval Communication Station or Naval Communication Facility or Naval Communications Unit - main control site and message handling centers
    Naval Radio Station or Naval Radio Facility - transmitter (T) or receiver (R) remote sites
  • NRTF or NRRF 
    Naval Radio Transmitter Facility - transmitter site
    Naval Radio Receiver Facility - receiver site  
  • NAVSECGRU - Not covered on this web site - (DF & Interception sites) 

US Navy Communication Station FacilitiesRadioBarrigada02-vi.jpg (43615 bytes)

Air Transportable Communication Units - ATCU-100 & ATCU-100A

1954 "Shore-Based Communications" manual - NAVPERS 10891

COMMSTA Functional Organization Chart

COMMSTA Physical Organization Chart

COMMSTA Design and Construction - NAVELEX 0101,102 

COMMSTA Building Plans and Equipment Layout 
     - from 1956-60 NAVSHIPS 92675 "Handbook of Naval Shore Station Electronics Criteria"

US Navy Communication Stations - with links when known

Pre-war COMMSTA photos page - includes several very early shots

Miscellaneous COMMSTA photos to be sorted later

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1970 Post Card "At the foot of Adagdak Volcano (Inactive), the US Naval Communication Station Adak, Alaska overlooks Clam Lagoon"

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Port Lyautey 1952
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Jim Creek
RadioBarrigada02-vi.jpg (43615 bytes)
Transmitter site - Barrigada, Guam
Note semicircular transmission line switchyards surrounding building-


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cutler-logo.jpg (97734 bytes)
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NRST-JimCreek.jpg (47427 bytes)
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NCSRoosRds.jpg (13834 bytes)
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patch-HaroldEHolt.jpg (47161 bytes)
iceland-patch.JPG (34144 bytes)
patch-londonderry-01.jpg (36625 bytes)
plaque-italy-01.jpg (27288 bytes)
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Greece_Patch.JPG (22888 bytes)
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totsuka-NRTF-patch.jpg (54619 bytes)

More COMMSTA patches, plaques, etc.

COMMSTA Equipment Page

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FRR-49 rcvrs at Wahiawa, HI
photo from TMC history web site
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FRR-38 and FRR-40 dual diversity receiver systems at Salinas, PR - 1968
photo thanks to George Langenbrunner
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FRT-40 transmitters at Barrigada, Guam
AN/UGC-6 teletype units
Message processing at Finegayan, Guam

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US Naval Communication System Circuits

Circuits, Traffic Handling, and Messages

Radio Ship-Shore Communication Circuits

1964 Fleet Broadcast Areas
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1957 Naval Communication System TTY Network
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