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Australian Defence Force MHFCS HF Frequencies

Australian Modernised High Frequency Communications System

The ADF  Modernised High Frequency Communications System (MHFCS) is a HF radio network providing communications services for the operational control of Australian Defence Forces (ADF) and allied aircraft, HF equipped marine craft, and land units.
In addition, visiting military aircraft may use either the ADF or RNZAF's system when contact with Australian / New Zealand based military authorities is required.
Neither system provides a civil or military air traffic control service.

This is a shared NAVY, AIR FORCE, ARMY network, however, you will primarily hear RAAF aircraft and Army training facilities on the net.
Most communications occur on VCN 3.

The MHFCS is controlled remotely by Defence Communications Station Canberra (DCSC) at the Network Management Facility (NMF) located in Canberra.

The ADF MHFCS consists of four TX/RX Nodes located at:

NORTH WEST CAPE, WA (S22.20 E114.30)
DARWIN, NT (S12.22 E130.59)
TOWNSVILLE, QLD (S19.28 E146.25)
RIVERINA, NSW (S35.01 E146.25)

The DCSC provides 5  continuously monitored Voice Contact Nets (VCN), which consist of:

VCN CIRCUIT DIAL FREQUENCY HOURS OF OPERATION
VCN 1 22868 KHz H24
VCN 2 5878 KHz H24
VCN 3 9047 KHz H24
VCN 4 15962 KHz H24
VCN 5 12172 KHz H24

 

Mode Of Operation
DCSC is capable of operating Independent Side Band (ISB) or AM modes, however, the normal mode of operation is Upper Side Band (USB).
Digital modes may be employed for encrypted transmissions. It is possible that one of these modes is 2G ALE, ANDVT, or Stanag 5066, however message content is encrypted and it is an offence to decrypt such transmissions.

 

Registered frequencies available on the ADF MHFCS

Remember to subtract the correct bandwidth from the listed frequency to obtain proper dial frequencies.
(I.e. 12.6735 MHz 3K00J9W, dial frequency is actually 12.672 MHz)

Frequency Emission Designator  Date Approved
2.0100000 MHz 3K00J7B 21/4/94
2.0960000 MHz 3K00J9W  28/04/06
 2.1450000 MHz  6K00B9W 30/11/01
2.1555000 MHz 3K00H9W  1/12/06
2.2765000 MHz 3K00J9W  2/05/06
2.2960000 MHz 6K00B9W 4/7/03
2.4600000 MHz 3K00H9W  1/12/06
2.4935000 MHz 3K00J3E 21/4/94
2.5215000 MHz 3K00H9W  1/12/06
2.5445000 MHz 3K00J9W  2/05/06
2.6645000 MHz 3K00H9W  1/12/06
2.7175000 MHz 3K00J9W  2/05/06
2.7760000 MHz 6K00B9W  27/11/01
2.8270000 MHz 3K00H9W  1/12/06
2.8435000 MHz 3K00H9W  13/01/03
3.2055000 MHz 3K00F1B  28/11/03
3.3280000 MHz 6K00B9W  27/11/01
3.3480000 MHz 6K00B9W  27/05/02
3.7015000 MHz 3K00H9W  24/04/02
3.8970000 MHz 6K00B9W 31/3/06
4.2250000 MHz 3K00J9W 30/5/06
4.2265000 MHz 3K00J7B 22/4/94
4.2326000 MHz 3K00J9W 10/5/94
4.2590000 MHz 3K00J9W 9/5/94
4.2650000 MHz 3K00J9W 10/5/94
4.3040000 MHz 6K00B9W  27/05/02
 4.3100000 MHz  6K00B9W  27/11/01
4.3190000 MHz 3K00J9W 10/5/94
4.3310000 MHz 1K24F1B 10/5/94
4.3440000 MHz 3K00J9W  22/06/07
4.4670000 MHz 3K00J9W  6/02/08
4.4735000 MHz 3K00F1B  7/12/05
4.5845000 MHz 3K00J9W  17/08/07
4.5905000 MHz 3K00J9W  6/05/06
4.6400000 MHz 6K00B9W  8/09/06
4.7775000 MHz 3K00J9W  2/05/06
4.9340000 MHz 3K00J9W  7/02/08
5.0805000 MHz 3K00J9W  2/05/06
5.1750000 MHz 6K00B9W  27/11/01
5.1845000 MHz 3K00J9W  2/05/06
5.1950000 MHz 6K00B9W  27/11/01
5.3755000 MHz 3K00F1B  28/11/03
5.7910000 MHz 6K00B9W  27/11/01
5.7980000 MHz 6K00B9W  25/06/07
5.8200000 MHz 6K00B9W  27/11/01
5.8435000 MHz 3K00F1B  28/11/03
5.8710000 MHz 6K00B9W 20/6/06
5.8795000 MHz 3K00H9W  24/04/02
5.8945000 MHz 3K00F1B  27/11/03
5.8975000 MHz 3K00F1B  28/11/03
6.3470000 MHz 3K00J9W 10/5/94
6.3780000 MHz 6K00B9W  27/05/02
6.4200000 MHz 3K00J9W 30/5/06
6.4420000 MHz 6K00B9W 4/7/03
6.4545000 MHz 3K00J9W 10/5/94
6.4600000 MHz 3K00J9W 9/5/94
6.4810000 MHz 3K00J9W 10/5/94
6.5114000 MHz 2K80J3E 4/7/90
6.7690000 MHz 6K00B9W 10/10/04
6.8020000 MHz 6K00B9W  16/10/06
6.8870000 MHz 6K00B9W  16/10/06
6.8985000 MHz 6K00B9W 18/10/04
6.9360000 MHz 6K00B9W 26/10/04
6.9940000 MHz 6K00B9W 18/10/04
7.3200000 MHz 6K00B9W  27/11/01
7.3505000 MHz 3K00F1B  28/11/03
7.4620000 MHz 6K00B9W 18/10/04
7.5275000 MHz 3K00H9W  19/10/04
7.5480000 MHz 3K00F1B  20/10/04
7.5600000 MHz 6K00B9W  27/11/01
7.5700000 MHz 6K00B9W  5/09/07
7.6810000 MHz 6K00B9W 26/10/04
7.6930000 MHz 6K00B9W 18/10/04
7.7500000 MHz 6K00B9W  27/11/01
7.8695000 MHz 3K00J9W  7/02/08
8.0560000 MHz 6K00B9W  27/11/01
8.1235000 MHz 3K00J9W  2/05/06
8.1455000 MHz 3K00J9W  2/05/06
8.1515000 MHz 3K00J9W  2/05/06
8.2204000 MHz 2K80J3E 10/5/94
8.4600000 MHz 6K00B9W 7/2/05
8.4630000 MHz 3K00J9W 10/5/94
8.4705000 MHz 3K00J9W 15/6/06
8.4980000 MHz 3K00J9W 15/6/06
8.5300000 MHz 3K00J9W 10/5/94
8.5380000 MHz 3K00J9W 10/5/94
8.5400000 MHz 3K00J9W 10/5/94
8.5500000 MHz 3K00J9W 15/6/06
8.5570000 MHz 6K00B9W 27/11/01
8.5600000 MHz 3K00J9W 15/6/06
8.5940000 MHz 3K00J9W 10/5/94
8.6020000 MHz 3K00J9W 9/5/94
8.6260000 MHz 3K00J9W 9/5/94
8.6380000 MHz 3K00J9W 9/5/94
8.6700000 MHz 3K00J9W 10/5/94
8.7444000 MHz 2K80J3E 10/5/94
9.0500000 MHz 6K00B9W  27/11/01
9.0575000 MHz 3K00J9W  28/11/03
9.0705000 MHz 3K00F1B  28/11/03
9.1400000 MHz 6K00B9W  25/06/07
9.1590000 MHz 6K00B9W 11/4/03
9.3415000 MHz 3K00H9W  7/05/03
9.3510000 MHz 6K00B9W  25/06/07
 9.3950000 MHz 6K00B9W  9/03/06
9.4120000 MHz 6K00B9W  27/11/01
10.1050000 MHz 6K00B9W  27/11/01
10.2135000 MHz 3K00H9W  24/04/02
10.2265000 MHz 3K00J9W  25/03/08
10.2405000 MHz 3K00J9W  25/03/08
10.2495000 MHz 3K00J9W  25/03/08
10.2695000 MHz 3K00J3E  25/03/08
10.3680000 MHz 6K00B9W 8/2/05
10.4070000 MHz 6K00B9W 8/2/05
10.4240000 MHz 6K00B9W  8/09/06
10.4650000 MHz 6K00B9W  8/09/06
10.5120000 MHz 6K00B9W  4/12/01
10.5180000 MHz 6K00B9W  10/01/02
10.5355000 MHz 3K00J3E  25/03/08
10.5445000 MHz 3K00J3E  25/03/08
10.5950000 MHz  6K00B9W  27/11/01
10.7800000 MHz 6K00B9W 19/6/6
10.8250000 MHz 6K00B9W 8/2/05
10.8472000 MHz 6K00B9W  31/05/02
10.8635000 MHz 3K00J9W  23/01/08
10.8695000 MHz 3K00J9W  23/01/08
10.9210000 MHz 6K00B9W  28/05/02
11.0800000 MHz 12K0B9W  16/08/07
11.1450000 MHz  6K00B9W  9/03/06
11.1575000 MHz 3K00F1B  28/11/03
11.1650000 MHz 6K00B9W  28/05/02
11.4025000 MHz 3K00H9W  24/04/02
11.4440000 MHz 6K00B9W  16/10/06
11.4740000 MHz 6K00B9W  5/09/07
11.4810000 MHz 6K00B9W  28/05/02
11.5205000 MHz 3K00J9W  30/10/07
12.0600000 MHz 6K00B9W  27/11/01
12.1050000 MHz 6K00B9W  25/06/07
12.1230000 MHz 3K00J9W  9/11/07
12.1320000 MHz 3K00J9W  30/10/07
12.1405000 MHz 3K00F1B  28/11/03
12.1435000 MHz 3K00F1B  28/11/03
12.1735000 MHz 3K00H9W  24/04/02
12.2230000 MHz 3K00J9W  9/11/07
12.3484000 MHz 2K80J3E 23/12/91
12.6735000 MHz 3K00R7B 10/5/94
12.6950000 MHz 3K00J9W 10/5/94
12.7350000 MHz 1K24F1B 10/5/94
12.7680000 MHz 3K00J9W 10/5/94
12.7770000 MHz 3K00J9W 10/5/94
12.7950000 MHz 3K00J9W 10/5/94
12.8015000 MHz 3K00J9W 10/5/94
12.8120000 MHz 6K00B9W 27/11/01
12.8625000 MHz 3K00J9W 10/5/94
12.8760000 MHz 6K00B9W  28/05/02
12.9120000 MHz 3K00J9W 10/5/94
12.9390000 MHz 3K00J9W 10/5/94
12.9750000 MHz 3K00J9W 10/5/94
12.9840000 MHz 3K00J9W 10/5/94
13.0738000 MHz 3K00J9W 10/5/94
13.1174000 MHz 2K80J3E 21/4/94
13.1954000 MHz 2K80J3E 23/12/91
13.4300000 MHz 6K00B9W 19/6/6
13.4400000 MHz 6K00B9W  28/05/02
13.4500000 MHz 6K00B9W  5/09/07
13.4800000 MHz 6K00B9W  27/11/01
13.5450000 MHz 6K00B9W 19/6/6
13.8310000 MHz 6K00B9W  9/03/06
13.8835000 MHz 3K00F1B  28/11/03
13.9650000 MHz 6K00B9W  27/11/01
14.3565000 MHz 3K00J9W  15/05/08
14.3750000 MHz 6K00B9W 19/6/6
14.3865000 MHz 3K00J9W  15/05/08
14.4550000 MHz 12K0B9W  3/01/07
14.4650000 MHz 6K00B9W 28/4/06
14.4800000 MHz 6K00B9W  2/01/07
14.5200000 MHz 6K00B9W 28/4/06
14.5450000 MHz 6K00B9W 19/6/06
14.6015000 MHz 3K00J9W  15/05/08
14.6450000 MHz 6K00B9W  9/03/06
14.6870000 MHz 6K00B9W  4/12/01
14.6930000 MHz 6K00B9W  4/12/01
14.7065000 MHz 3K00J9W  15/05/08
14.7615000 MHz 3K00J9W  23/01/08
14.7900000 MHz 6K00B9W  28/05/02
14.8400000 MHz 3K00J9W  16/03/06
14.8740000 MHz 6K00B9W 8/2/05
15.6960000 MHz 6K00B9W  27/11/01
15.7450000 MHz 6K00B9W  9/03/06
15.8100000 MHz 6K00B9W  16/10/06
15.8580000 MHz 6K00B9W 11/4/03
15.9635000 MHz 3K00H9W  24/04/02
15.9815000 MHz 3K00J9W  12/09/08
16.0105000 MHz 12K0B9W  16/08/07
16.0485000 MHz 3K00J9W  12/09/08
16.0850000 MHz 6K00B9W  5/09/07
16.2700000 MHz 6K00B9W  27/11/01
16.3550000 MHz 3K00F1B  7/12/05
16.4454000 MHz 2K80J3E 10/5/94
16.5264000 MHz 2K80J3E 23/12/91
16.9145000 MHz 3K00J9W 10/5/94
16.9236000 MHz 3K00J9W 10/5/94
16.9545000 MHz 3K00J9W 10/5/94
16.9950000 MHz 3K00J9W 10/5/94
17.0020000 MHz 6K00B9W 4/7/03
17.0360000 MHz 3K00J9W 15/6/06
17.0600000 MHz 3K00J9W 10/5/94
17.0700000 MHz 1K24F1B 10/5/94
17.1170000 MHz   6K00B9W 27/11/01
17.2301000 MHz 3K00J9W 10/5/94
17.2349000 MHz 3K00J9W 15/6/06
17.3274000 MHz 2K80J3E 10/5/94
17.3454000 MHz 2K80J3E 21/4/94
17.4084000 MHz 2K80J3E 23/12/91
17.4200000 MHz 3K00F1B  28/11/03
17.4750000 MHz 6K00B9W  27/11/01
18.3500000 MHz 6K00B9W  16/10/06
18.3650000 MHz 6K00B9W 8/2/05
18.4085000 MHz 3K00J9W  7/05/03
18.4350000 MHz 3K00J9W  7/05/03
18.4410000 MHz 6K00B9W 1/9/05
18.4815000 MHz 3K00J9W  18/09/08
18.5220000 MHz 6K00B9W  4/12/01
18.5280000 MHz 6K00B9W  4/12/01
18.5510000 MHz 6K00B9W 8/2/05
18.5850000 MHz 6K00B9W 27/11/01
18.6635000 MHz 3K00J9W  18/08/08
18.7350000 MHz 6K00B9W 8/2/05
18.7814000 MHz 2K80J3E 23/12/91
19.0390000 MHz 3K00J9W  12/09/08
19.0500000 MHz 6K00B9W  17/02/06
19.0600000 MHz 6K00B9W  27/11/01
19.1350000 MHz 3K00J9W  12/09/08
19.1500000 MHz  6K00B9W  27/11/01
19.1900000 MHz 6K00B9W  2/08/07
19.2350000 MHz 6K00B9W  2/08/07
19.2750000 MHz 6K00B9W  2/08/07
19.3400000 MHz 6K00B9W  2/08/07
19.6000000 MHz 6K00B9W  2/08/07
19.7070000 MHz 1K24F1B 25/3/91
19.7095000 MHz 3K00J9W 25/3/91
19.7100000 MHz 1K24F1B 25/3/91
19.7125000 MHz 3K00J9W 25/3/91
19.7155000 MHz 3K00J9W 15/6/06
19.7275000 MHz 3K00J9W 25/3/91
19.7305000 MHz 3K00J9W 25/3/91
19.7335000 MHz 3K00J9W 25/3/91
19.7365000 MHz 3K00J9W 25/3/91
19.7395000 MHz 3K00J9W 15/6/06
19.7425000 MHz 3K00J9W 25/3/91
19.7430000 MHz 1K24F1B 25/3/91
19.7455000 MHz 3K00J9W 15/6/06
19.7515000 MHz 3K00J9W 25/3/91
19.7564000 MHz 2K80J3E 23/12/91
20.0300000 MHz 6K00B9W 19/6/06
20.0950000 MHz 12K0B9W  3/01/07
20.1100000 MHz 6K00B9W 8/2/05
20.2800000 MHz 6K00B9W  17/02/06
20.3675000 MHz 3K00J9W  16/03/06
20.3800000 MHz 6K00B9W 19/6/06
20.4200000 MHz 6K00B9W  27/11/01
20.5500000 MHz  6K00B9W 27/11/01
20.6335000 MHz 3K00H9W  24/04/02
20.6450000 MHz 6K00B9W  2/08/07
20.7300000 MHz 12K0B9W  22/06/07
20.9310000 MHz 6K00B9W  4/12/01
20.9370000 MHz 6K00B9W  4/12/01
20.9680000 MHz 6K00B9W 8/2/05
20.9850000 MHz 6K00B9W  2/08/07
22.0014000 MHz 2K80J3E 10/5/94
22.1574000 MHz 2K80J3E 23/12/91
22.4490000 MHz 6K00B9W 4/7/03
22.5150000 MHz 3K00J9W 10/5/94
22.5665000 MHz 3K00J9W 10/5/94
22.5695000 MHz 3K00J9W 10/5/94
22.6215000 MHz 3K00J9W 10/5/94
22.6395000 MHz  6K00B9W 27/11/01
22.6720000 MHz 3K00J9W 15/6/06
22.6760000 MHz 3K00J9W 10/5/94
22.6974000 MHz 2K80J3E 10/5/94
22.7094000 MHz 2K80J3E 21/4/94
22.8534000 MHz 2K80J3E 23/12/91
22.8695000 MHz 3K00H9W  24/04/02
22.8823000 MHz 6K00B9W  2/08/07
23.0100000 MHz 3K00J9W  21/05/07
23.0260000 MHz 6K00B9W 19/6/06
23.0640000 MHz 3K00J9W  21/05/07
23.1435000 MHz 3K00J9W  10/02/04
23.1465000 MHz 3K00J9W  10/02/04
23.1700000 MHz 3K00J9W  21/05/07
23.1850000 MHz 6K00B9W 8/2/05
23.1970000 MHz 6K00B9W 19/9/05
23.3515000 MHz 3K00J9W  12/09/06
23.4900000 MHz 6K00B9W 19/6/06
23.5815000 MHz 3K00J9W  12/09/06
23.5890000 MHz 6K00B9W  28/04/04
23.9030000 MHz 6K00B9W 1/9/05
23.9450000 MHz 6K00B9W 19/6/06
24.0300000 MHz 3K00J9W  12/09/06
24.2100000 MHz 6K00B9W 4/7/03
24.3000000 MHz 3K00J9W  10/02/04
24.4200000 MHz 6K00B9W  3/12/03
24.4630000 MHz 3K00J9W  12/09/06
24.6515000 MHz 3K00J9W  10/10/04
24.6850000 MHz 3K00J9W  12/09/06
24.7015000 MHz 3K00J9W  20/10/04
24.8015000 MHz 3K00J9W  20/10/04
24.8100000 MHz 3K00J9W 10/5/94
24.8700000 MHz 3K00J9W  12/09/06
25.0125000 MHz 3K00F1B  28/11/03
25.0924000 MHz 2K80J3E 23/12/91
25.2250000 MHz 6K00B9W 8/5/06
25.2360000 MHz 6K00B9W 19/6/06
25.3015000 MHz 3K00J9W  20/10/04
25.3255000 MHz 3K00J9W  16/03/06
25.4015000 MHz 3K00J9W  20/10/04
25.4400000 MHz 12K0B9W  10/02/04
25.4570000 MHz 6K00B9W 4/7/03
25.4800000 MHz 3K00J9W  21/05/07
25.4900000 MHz 6K00B9W 19/6/06
25.5150000 MHz 6K00B9W 27/11/01
25.5350000 MHz 3K00J9W 21/5/07
26.1276000 MHz 2K80J9W  21/05/07
26.1390000 MHz 3K00J9W 15/6/06
26.1420000 MHz 1K24F1B 25/3/91
26.1440000 MHz 1K24F1B 25/3/91
26.1674000 MHz 2K80J3E 23/12/91
26.2015000 MHz 3K00J9W  20/10/04
26.3015000 MHz 3K00J9W  20/10/04
26.3980000 MHz 3K00H9W  24/04/02
26.4600000 MHz 6K00B9W  16/10/06
26.4850000 MHz 6K00B9W  18/10/07
26.5015000 MHz 3K00J9W  20/10/04
26.5150000 MHz 6K00B9W 19/9/05
26.5750000 MHz 3K00J9W  7/12/05
26.6100000 MHz 3K00J9W  7/12/05
26.6400000 MHz 6K00B9W 8/5/06
26.7750000 MHz 6K00B9W 8/6/06
26.7865000 MHz 3K00J9W  20/10/04
26.7900000 MHz 6K00B9W 19/9/05
26.8410000 MHz 6K00B9W 19/6/06
26.8650000 MHz 6K00B9W 19/6/06
27.4355000 MHz 3K00J9W  4/02/03
27.4475000 MHz 3K00J9W  4/02/03
27.4535000 MHz 3K00J9W  4/02/03
27.4595000 MHz 3K00J9W  4/02/03
27.4745000 MHz 3K00J9W  4/02/03
27.4775000 MHz 3K00J9W  4/02/03

 

The purpose of the High Frequency (HF) Modernisation Project (JP 2043) is to provide the ADF with a secure, cost-effective information exchange capability for the command and control of deployed forces as a primary survivable system and as a parallel system to satellite communications.

The High Frequency (HF) Modernisation Project (JP 2043) is a part of the Radio Frequency Systems Program Office in the Communication Systems Branch of the Electronic and Weapon Systems Division of DMO.

The Modernised High Frequency Communications System (MHFCS) comprises a nation-wide network of distributed HF radio stations (the Fixed Network) with a central network management system in Canberra. The Project includes upgrading of HF radio systems in selected mobile platforms and transportable HF communication shelters (the Mobiles). The MHFCS is replacing some of the existing single Service HF fixed-mobile tactical HF gateways.

JP 2043 - HF Modernisation Project will replace the HF components of the Naval Communications Stations Canberra and Harold E Holt and the RAAF Air Operations Communications System stations (AOCS) at Darwin, Perth, Sydney and Townsville. The new network comprises four geographically dispersed remotely operated pairs of transmitter and receiver stations that are inter-connected by a Defence Wide Area Network and controlled by a Network Management Facility located in Canberra. The new stations are located at sites in the Riverina, North West Cape, Darwin and Townsville areas.

The project was scheduled for completion in 2010, however that was extended to 2012.

Project Information

General
The Modernised High Frequency Communications System (MHFCS) is being delivered in two major phases. MHFCS (core) delivers a common, ADF, HF communication network that offers comparable, but more reliable HF services than the existing single Service HF communication networks. MHFCS (final) will deliver enhanced capabilities that support automation of HF services, new HF traffic types and greater HF traffic capacity. Additionally, MHFCS (final) is intended to upgrade the HF communications capability of selected sea, air and land mobile platforms to take advantage of the increase in automation and improvements in technology, nut maintain compatability with legacy (non-upgraded) mobiles and the mobiles of allied forces.

Fixed Network - MHFCS (core)
The MHFCS (core) system replaces the existing single Service HF communication networks operated by the RAN and RAAF. MHFCS (core) provides a level of service that is commensurate with the capabilities of the existing single Service HF networks it replaces. It comprises a range of facilities, hardware and software that incorporate modern technology to deliver voice and organisational messaging capabilities over HF, as a key component of the ADF�s strategic and tactical communications infrastructure.
On 25 October 2004, the MHFCS core system was formally accepted from the Contractor, Boeing Australia. Acceptance marks the inception of the Defence Communications Station (DEFCOMMSTA Australia) which houses the Fixed Network and which is now under the day to day management of the Officer In Charge DEFCOMMSTA Australia.

DEFCOMMSTA Australia comprises a fixed network of four nodes, which are located at Riverina, Townsville, Darwin, and North West Cape. MHFCS (core) is controlled from the central Network Management Facility (NMF) in Canberra and has an interim Core Backup Network Management Facility (BNMF) which has partial functionality compared to the BNF. The nodes and the NMFs are interconnected via the Defence Secure Data Network. Each node consists of:

a. Transmit Station
b. A geographically separate Receive Station, and
c. Local Management Facility.

DEFCOMMSTA Australia is managed by Defence uniformed personnel and operated by a combination of Defence uniformed personnel from the RAN and RAAF, supplemented by a smaller number of Boeing operators. The MHFCS is wholly supported and maintained by Boeing Australia technical staff, including three technical staff at each of these nodes.

The new network comprises four geographically dispersed remotely operated pairs of transmitter and receiver stations that are inter-connected by a Defence Wide Area Network and controlled by a Network Management Facility. The new stations are located at sites in the Darwin and Townsville areas.

 

Mobiles and MHFCS (final)
The MHFCS (final) will build on the survivable, reliable, long-range secure and insecure tactical HF communications delivered by MHFCS (core), providing coverage on and over continental Australia and offshore to at least 2,000 nautical miles. MHFCS (final) is an upgrade to the MHFCS (core) system, which significantly improves the automation of functions in the fixed Network through the introduction of Automatic Link Establishment, Automatic Link Maintenance, and Automatic Call Maintenance. MHFCS (final) is also intended to deliver enhanced services over HF that include e-mail, interactive services, facsimile and file transfer. A major improvement at MHFCS (final) will be delivery of enhanced HF capabilities to Mobiles platforms, including automation and relay capability for mobile-to-mobile users via the Fixed Network. The automation intended for introduction to the Fixed Network and Modified Mobiles at MHFCS (final) will substantially reduce the manual effort involved in delivering HF communications. Furthermore, Modified Mobile users will experience no reduction in existing capabilities and will have total control over the system e.g. control of the use of HF assets for strategic or tactical requirements, such as entering EMCOM/RADHAZ modes.

The Project includes upgrades of the following:

 

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VCN information sourced from ERSA (Air Services Australia). Registered MHFCS frequencies list sourced from ACMA.

Information retrieved 24/3/16.