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Nevada Bell & AT&T Reno Tandem office

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  • sdsewage
    The Reno, Nevada tandem still has the TD-2 horns. http://www.thecentraloffice.com/NV/Renotandem.htm J-
    Message 1 of 3 , Sep 22, 2013
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      The Reno, Nevada tandem still has the TD-2 horns. 

       

      http://www.thecentraloffice.com/NV/Renotandem.htm

       

      J-

    • sdsewage
      Should have included more info.....Just uploaded a new page on the Reno Tandem, took the pics about four years ago. J- --- In coldwarcomms@yahoogroups.com,
      Message 2 of 3 , Sep 22, 2013
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        Should have included more info.....Just uploaded a new page on the Reno Tandem, took the pics about four years ago.

         

        J- 



        --- In coldwarcomms@yahoogroups.com, <coldwarcomms@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

        The Reno, Nevada tandem still has the TD-2 horns. 

         

        http://www.thecentraloffice.com/NV/Renotandem.htm

         

        J-

      • ozob99
        This office served the Stead AFB SAGE DC from about 1958-1966; snippet from a Nevada Bell history site: After the war, Nevada Bell grew rapidly. In 1946, the
        Message 3 of 3 , Sep 23, 2013
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           This office served the Stead AFB SAGE DC from about 1958-1966; snippet from a Nevada Bell  history site:


          "After the war, Nevada Bell grew rapidly. In 1946, the company completed the first VHF (very high frequency) radio link between Death Valley Junction and the Spectre Mountain repeater station. By 1952, as part of AT&T's nationwide network, 13 microwave stations were built by Nevada Bell to provide communication services for a variety of cross country communications. In 1955, Nevada Bell assumed all the communications engineering projects for the Atomic Energy Commission located at the Mercury, Nevada, test site. Although the state of Nevada was slow in arranging for customers to receive television transmissions, when TV finally did come to the region, Nevada Bell constructed a SHF (super high frequency) radio link to provide television service to its customers. During the late 1940s and throughout the 1950s, Nevada Bell helped convert 15 communities to dial telephone service. In addition, new offices with modernized switchboards were built in Reno, Carson City, and Virginia City, Nevada. During approximately the same time, the company constructed a communications building for the U.S. military at Stead Air Force Base, and also provided the entire communications supplies used by NASA at the Nevada sites, which tracked the X15 rocket ship. "


          This sounds like there was a separate comms building for the DC rather than space in the blockhouse like many other DC's had for telco.


          As always radomes.org has photo's:




          http://www.radomes.org/museum/recent/SteadAFBNV.html




          --- In coldwarcomms@yahoogroups.com, <coldwarcomms@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

          Should have included more info.....Just uploaded a new page on the Reno Tandem, took the pics about four years ago.

           

          J- 



          --- In coldwarcomms@yahoogroups.com, <coldwarcomms@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

          The Reno, Nevada tandem still has the TD-2 horns. 

           

          http://www.thecentraloffice.com/NV/Renotandem.htm

           

          J-

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