104 Sig Sqn | Album 21

ALBUM 21 - 104 SIG SQN

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104 Sigs - Stand-to on 85C at a FSPB
21-1.  ACV Callsign '85C' manned at stand-to - unknown FSPB.  Photo supplied by Dick Meager [1969]

Note:  The ACV was used as communication centre (COMCEN) on deployments after the Battle of Coral in May/June 1968.

104 Sigs - ACV 85C communicating back to 1 ATF
21-2. ACV Callsign '85C'  communicating back to 1 ATF at Nui Dat during a  deployment to a FSPB.  Photo supplied by Dick Meager [1969]

ACV = Armoured Command Vehicle

104 Sigs - Callsign 85C 
21-3. ACV Callsign '85C' at 104 Tech Maint being prepared for deployment.  Photo supplied by Dick Meager [1969]

104 Sigs - Preparing the Squadron ACV for deployment
21-4.  ACV Callsign '85C' at 104 Tech Maint being prepared for deployment.  Photo supplied by Dick Meager [1969]

104 Sigs - Inside Squadron ACV   
21-5. Inside ACV Callsign '85C' at 104 Tech Maint for fit-out for deployment.  Photo supplied by Dick Meager [1969]

104 Sigs - Generator Trailer out side Tech Maint.
21-6.  Generator trailer at 104 Tech Maint being prepared for deployment.  ACV '85C' on the right.  Photo supplied by Dick Meager [1969]

104 Sigs - From 104 Mast looking South South West

 


21-7.  View from the COMCEN 104 communication mast.  Baria in the centre distance - HQ 1 ATF in foreground  (South-South-West from 104 at Nui Dat).  Photo supplied by Dick Meager [1969]

 104 Sigs - Looking from 104 Mast South West
21-8. View from the 104 COMCEN communication mast.  Looking towards Nui Dinh (South-West from 104 at Nui Dat) - AKA 'The Warburtons Mountians'.  Photo supplied by Dick Meager [1969]

104 Sigs - Kangaroo Pad, Nui Dat from 104 Mast

 


21-9. View from the 104 COMCEN communication mast.  Looking across 104 lines to 'West' end of Kangaroo Pad with Nui Dat Hill on the right (North-North-West from 104 at Nui Dat) - Ap Suoi Nghe in the distance centre.  Photo supplied by Dick Meager [1969]

104 Sigs - Kangaroo Pad, Nui Dat from 104 Mast
21-10. View from the 104 COMCEN communication mast.  Looking across 104 lines to 'East' end of Kangaroo Pad with Nui Dat Hill on the left (North-North-East from 104 at Nui Dat).  Photo supplied by Dick Meager [1969]

104 Sigs - Up the 104 Communication Mast 
21-11. 104 Lineman working on top of the 104  communication mast at Nui Dat Hill.   Photo supplied by Dick Meager [1969]

104 Sigs - Climbing the 104 Communication Mast 
21-12.  104 Lineman climbing the 104 COMCEN  communication mast at Nui Dat.   Photo supplied by Dick Meager [1969]

104 Sigs - 104 Mast on Nui Dat Hill 
21-13. 104 communication mast on Nui Dat Hill with the Radio Relay, Radio Set AN/TRC-24 antennas pointing to Vung Tau and most likely a FSPB in Phuoc Tuy Province.  Photo supplied by Dick Meager [1969]

Comment: The Radio Relay equipment was owned and operated by 110 Signal Squadron detached to 104 Sig Sqn.

104 Sigs - Radio Relay Antenna on the 104 Mast at Nui Dat 
21-14. Close up of the  Radio Set AN/TRC-24 "Pancake" antenna on 104 communication mast on Nui Dat Hill.  Photo supplied by Dick Meager [1969]

Comment:  Radio Set AN/TRC-24 were part of the Radio Relay Shelter AN/MRC-69. Note:  The Australian AN/MRC-69 Shelter was fitted with different multiplexing equipment (F1830) then the US Army versions.

104 Sigs - 104 Communication Mast at Nui Dat
21-15.  Siemens Halske commercial Radio Relay FM 24/400 "Bong Go Drum" Antennas on the 104 COMCEN communication mast.   Used to triangulate between Australian locations at Nui Dat, Vung Tau and Saigon from early 1970.  Photo supplied by Dick Meager [1969]

104 Sigs - 104 Mast on Nui Dat Hill.
21-16.  VHF radio communication mast on Nui Dat Hill.  Photo supplied by Dick Meager [1969]

104 Sigs - 104 Communication Mast light housing on the top.
21-17. 104 COMCEN  communication mast at Nui Dat. Yagi antennas role not known however the housing on the top is to ensure the mast light is only visible from the air when turn-on. 

104 Sigs - Dick Meager and Kim Hancock
21-18.  L-R  Dick Meager and Kim Hancock each having a cigar in the 104 Abamham Club at Nui Dat.  Photo supplied by Dick Meager [1969]

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