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Naval Radio Transmitter Facility (NRTF) Grindavik

NRTF Grindavik is remotely located approximately 13 miles from the NATO Base at Keflavik. The N62 Division Officer is the Site Officer and is responsible for the operation and maintenance of all High Frequency and Low Frequency transmitters and ancillary equipment and facilities, including antenna maintenance and physical security of the site.

NRTF Grindavik had two LF towers (800' and 600' high), the highest structures in Iceland at the time. Both of these towers have since been replaced. In 1983, the 600' tower was replaced with one of the same height and Helix house components were replaced with material from the closed down LF site in Londonderry, Ireland. 10 years later the 800' tower was replaced with a 1000' high structure broadbanded like the other one, and a 2500 SF Helix House.

Naval Radio Transmitter Facility Grindavik is the 1999 winner of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Outstanding Transmission Facility Award (Category II), and was a runner up in the same category in 1997.

N62 is divided into three work centers: N62A, Antenna Maintenance; N62B, LF and ISABPS Maintenance; and N62C, HF and Ancillary Equipment Maintenance. Additional responsibilities include: Ensure proper operation and maintenance of the Integrated Submarine Automated Broadcast Processing System (ISABPS) equipment suite at NRTF Grindavik and at the NATO Communications Center. Ensure proper corrective and preventive maintenance on all assigned equipment, antenna systems, and networks. Conduct operation of assigned emergency generators as needed. Provide maintenance support to Commander, USAF 85th Wing on HF transmitter and Link 11 transmission systems. Ensure continuity of training of division personnel on assigned equipment system requirements.

 



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