RCA News Volume 3

RCA News Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...rmmo CENTER HE radio center of the world is the United States. Nine of every ten persons who have heard the voice of WJZ or seen a spark jump a gap know that; but probably not more than one of the knowing nine could tell just where the radio center of the United States is. The reason why the amateurs and broadcast listeners would go wrong in picking the spot where the radio activity of the world is centered is that almost all would name the huge Radio Corporation station out at Rocky Point. near Port Jefferson, L. I., which on November 5 last went into service by flashing a greeting from President Harding so far that the radio waves from east and west met on the other side of the globe. As a matter of fact, this station is the most powerful on earth, but it is merely a part of the real center of the radio world. This center is located on the second floor of an unpretentious building at 64 Broad Street, N. Y. Here, in a single room, are the operators controlling the Rocky Point station, the two sending stations at Tuckerton, N. J.; the New Brunswick (N. J.) and Marion (Mass.) sending stations, and handling the messages picked up from all over Europe at the receiving station at Riverhead, L. I. Here is where radio reaches the zenith of its many achievements in timeless communication. The picture most people form in their minds of a great wireless station engaged in international communication work has vividly in the foreground a big group of frantic operators literally whipping messages into the ether under the very shadow of the towering antenna, with high frequency waves throbbing through its wires. Nothing could be more picturesque--or less true. There are no operators at Rocky Point, Tuckerton, New Brunswick, Marion or Riverhead. They...show more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 263g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236865499
  • 9781236865496