On 17 June 1976 a new era in Atlantic Maritime Communications began with Coast Guard Communications Station Portsmouth (COMMSTA PORTSMOUTH) going "on-air". Seven years in planning, this $8 million dollar facility incorporates the latest in high frequency and medium frequency radio technology. It will serve the Atlantic Maritime Search and Rescue (SAR) Region until the 1990's when the Coast Guard Communications System transitions to satellite technology. COMMSTA PORTSMOUTH, the heart of the new Coast Guard Atlantic Area Communications System, significantly increased both the reliability and quality of communications coverage in the Atlantic. The primary operation/engineering concept of the station is to provide maximum direct capability to the individual radio operation.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Symposium Papers presented at the Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services Assembly Meeting, April 18-21, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services

    /Federal Communications Commission
    Washington, DC  United States  20554
  • Authors:
    • Dorrian, L V
    • Kelly, C J
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Pagination: 8 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00174297
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Pap 104-77/DO-96
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 14 1978 12:00AM