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Re: VOA broadcast ship

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  • OZOB99
    ... More on the Courier: http://www.vacuumtubeera.net/RadioAge-1952-04.pdf p13
    Message 1 of 7 , May 2, 2013
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      --- In coldwarcomms@yahoogroups.com, "Albert LaFrance" <albert.lafrance@...> wrote:
      >
      > A magazine ad (American City, Dec. 1952, p.67) for Enterprise diesel engines
      > says in part:
      >
      >
      >
      > "Largest Transmitter Afloat - powered by Enterprise diesels"
      >
      >
      >
      > "Speeding swiftly from one corner of the globe to another, the newly
      > converted USCGC COURIER relays Voice of America broadcasts to freedom-hungry
      > peoples everywhere - over the most powerful radio transmitter afloat!"
      >
      >
      >
      > The caption on a photo of an engine mentions ".the COURIER's 150,000 watt
      > medium wave transmitter and the two 35,000 watt short wave transmitters."
      >
      >
      >
      > Albert


      More on the Courier:

      http://www.vacuumtubeera.net/RadioAge-1952-04.pdf p13
    • OZOB99
      ... The website above mentions a VHF programming link to the ship; this website mentions a microwave relay to the ship:
      Message 2 of 7 , Jul 8, 2013
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        --- In coldwarcomms@yahoogroups.com, "OZOB99" <ozob99@...> wrote:
        >
        >
        >
        > --- In coldwarcomms@yahoogroups.com, "Albert LaFrance" <albert.lafrance@> wrote:
        > >
        > > A magazine ad (American City, Dec. 1952, p.67) for Enterprise diesel engines
        > > says in part:
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > > "Largest Transmitter Afloat - powered by Enterprise diesels"
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > > "Speeding swiftly from one corner of the globe to another, the newly
        > > converted USCGC COURIER relays Voice of America broadcasts to freedom-hungry
        > > peoples everywhere - over the most powerful radio transmitter afloat!"
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > > The caption on a photo of an engine mentions ".the COURIER's 150,000 watt
        > > medium wave transmitter and the two 35,000 watt short wave transmitters."
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > > Albert
        >
        >
        > More:
        >
        > http://www.offshore-radio.de/fleet/courier.htm


        The website above mentions a VHF programming link to the ship; this website mentions a microwave relay to the ship:

        http://homepage.ntlworld.com/bdxcuk/Communication.pdf

        Any one know which it was, recognizing that VHF frequencies are sometimes used in a radio relay context?
      • ozob99
        Truman in the radio room: http://research.archives.gov/description/200345
        Message 3 of 7 , Feb 3
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