August 1970 | NTIA Technical Memo ERL TM 245

A site selection study for a U. S. Coast Guard, East Coast, long range radio station, Part 1 of 2

Jean E. Adams; D. N. Hatfield

Abstract: A total of six possible pairs of sites for a new U. S. Coast Guard, long­range, HF radio station is evaluated. These six pairs of sites are made up of different combinations of four different transmitter sites and six different receiver sites. The analyses consist of a qualitative examina­tion of the sites based on (1) visits by project team to each of them, (2) examination of topographic maps and Electromagnetic Compatibility Analysis Center data, (3) data obtained from the USCG preliminary study of the sties, and a quantitative analysis of the reliability of communication coverage of specified Atlantic areas. The Northwest, Virginia receiver site and the Pungo, Virginia transmitter site are recommended on the basis of these propagation related factors.

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