[coldwarcomms] re: photos from AT&T Long Lines Book
That's a nice page - thanks for posting those pictures. Looking at the
Andover horn, I see a small parabolic mounted about halfway up the horn's
throat. Maybe it was for telemetry or acquisition. It's too bad the
station was torn down; it really should have been preserved for future
generations to see.
The Turquoise building looks like a somewhat different architectural style
from the other stations I've seen.
>I ran across a pair of books about AT&T Long Lines on eBay. I have
>scanned in a few photos from the 1969 book, at the URL:
>I was especially taken by the shot of the interior of the Andover
>Maine ground station. I had expected a large satellite dish, similar
>to what we are used to in modern satellite uplinks. I was unprepared
>for this dish, which is basically a Long Lines Microwave horn on
>I have also included some cable shots, and a picture of the
>Turquoise California MW station; if you follow the link to
>American Tower's page, you can see a picture of how it has changed.
>Clicking on most of the pictures will bring up a larger version of
>the same shot.