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NAVAL BASEBASE: FREMANTLE - PERTH PAGE NO: 11
MAP LOCATIONS NAVY CODE FUNCTIONAL COMPONENTS (ESTIMATE) ACTIVITY OR FACILITY DETAILS MISSION, CAPACITY, MAJOR FACILITIES AND REMARKS.
MAP # INDEX #


26, 23

C
4 C-1
(Approx.)

COMMUNICATION
Radio Station - VIXO - (BAKERS)

Mission: Primarily to maintain communications with the Units operating under Commander Task Force, Seventy One, and to serve as a major link in the SOUTHWEST PACIFIC W/T Organisation.

Building: Prefabricated Structures - none.

Major Types of Equipment used: (a) Transmitters: (1) Three of Australian manufacture (frequency range 2000 to 20000 kcs); one TBA-3 (4000 to 26000 kcs); one TBK-11 (2000 to 18100 kcs); two TBK-12 (2000 to 18100 kcs); one TBM-7 (2000 to 18100 kcs); two TBL-1 (175-600 kcs and 2000-18100 kcs); one TBR-1 (175-2000 kcs and 2000-18100 kcs); one TBR (2000-18100 kcs); one TCU (300-2000 kcs); one ET-8019D (4000-22320 kcs); five TEW-1 (350-1000 kcs and 3000-18100 kcs); one Y-14 (150-600 and 2500-20000 kcs); one (made by USN personnel at Radio Lab.) (3500-4500 kcs); one (2000-10000 kcs). (b) Receivers: Eleven RAS-2 (190-30000 kcs); nine HRO (550-30000 kcs); two RAD (15-600 kcs); one RAL (300-23000 kcs); one NATIONAL 156 NC (300-1200 and 1700-16000 kcs); two AWA (190-30000 kcs)

Area covered and Capacity for operations: Australian, Indian Ocean to approximately 80°E, Pacific Ocean to approximately 30°N 150°E.

Personnel: 9 officers, 2 Warrant Officers and 87 enlisted men.


11

C-8
(minus)

Visual Station.
For Operating Port of Fremantle

Mission: To maintain visual communications with vessels in the harbor area.

Buildings: prefabricated structures none.

Number and size of Signal and Searchlights: one 12" incandescent; one Aldis lamp.

Size of Signal Masts: 35 ft. tall, 8 ft. yardarms each side of mast, ten halyards.

Personnel: 2 Warrant Officers and 2 enlisted men.

SECRET.