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Re: [coldwarcomms] Alaska Cold War Communications

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  • Joe Stevens
    Mark, Maybe you missed my WACS site at http://www.kadiak.org/wacs/wacs.html Regards, ...j0e Kodiak
    Message 1 of 5 , Apr 7, 2000
      Mark, Maybe you missed my WACS site at
      http://www.kadiak.org/wacs/wacs.html

      Regards,

      ...j0e

      Kodiak


      At 01:58 PM 4/7/00 -0800, you wrote:
      >I've been following the list for a month or so...
      >Following links in the L Cxr site I found a couple a bit closer to home.
      >The Alaska White Alice Communications System was a triumph of "man over
      >ether" and "man over weather" and "mind over matter" and generally U.S.
      >dollars over EVERYTHING!
      >I just received the following from a fellow who was a White Alice veteran:
      >
      >Tom Brady writes:
      >
      >Mark,
      >
      >Having spent most of the cold war on active duty with the Air Force
      >(1972-1994) I worked with this system as well as the original ACS and White
      >Alice systems. The history of some of these systems is fascinating. I
      >remember reading the RFP to extend White Alice out the Aleutians in the
      >early 1950s. It was about 12 pages (double spaced) and simply told ATT to
      >go and do it. That's pretty much how it happened before 1984.
      >
      >Tom Brady
      >
      >Here are two great sites on White Alice-
      >http://www.arcticflash.com/wacs/ The Fort Yukon WACS Site
      >http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Shores/7989/wacs/main.html White Alice
      >pages- great stuff
      >
      >
      >Mark Edward Springer
      >WL7BCT
      >Bethel, Alaska
    • ozob99
      ... home. ... over ... U.S. ... and White ... I ... the ... ATT to ... Alice ... Another page on White Alice,mentioning C,K,ON & 45 Lenkurt carriers,L
      Message 2 of 5 , May 12, 2003
        --- In coldwarcomms@yahoogroups.com, lnmes@u... wrote:
        > I've been following the list for a month or so...
        > Following links in the L Cxr site I found a couple a bit closer to
        home.
        > The Alaska White Alice Communications System was a triumph of "man
        over
        > ether" and "man over weather" and "mind over matter" and generally
        U.S.
        > dollars over EVERYTHING!
        > I just received the following from a fellow who was a White Alice
        veteran:
        >
        > Tom Brady writes:
        >
        > Mark,
        >
        > Having spent most of the cold war on active duty with the Air Force
        > (1972-1994) I worked with this system as well as the original ACS
        and White
        > Alice systems. The history of some of these systems is fascinating.
        I
        > remember reading the RFP to extend White Alice out the Aleutians in
        the
        > early 1950s. It was about 12 pages (double spaced) and simply told
        ATT to
        > go and do it. That's pretty much how it happened before 1984.
        >
        > Tom Brady
        >
        > Here are two great sites on White Alice-
        > http://www.arcticflash.com/wacs/ The Fort Yukon WACS Site
        > http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Shores/7989/wacs/main.html White
        Alice
        > pages- great stuff
        >
        >
        > Mark Edward Springer
        > WL7BCT
        > Bethel, Alaska

        Another page on White Alice,mentioning C,K,ON & 45 Lenkurt
        carriers,L multiplex,TD-2 & Lenkurt 74 MW,etc

        http://www.geocities.com/heartland/shores/7989/wacs/main.html
      • ozob99
        ... home. ... over ... U.S. ... and White ... I ... the ... ATT to ... Alice ... Another page on White Alice,mentioning C,K,ON & 45 Lenkurt carriers,L
        Message 3 of 5 , May 12, 2003
          --- In coldwarcomms@yahoogroups.com, lnmes@u... wrote:
          > I've been following the list for a month or so...
          > Following links in the L Cxr site I found a couple a bit closer to
          home.
          > The Alaska White Alice Communications System was a triumph of "man
          over
          > ether" and "man over weather" and "mind over matter" and generally
          U.S.
          > dollars over EVERYTHING!
          > I just received the following from a fellow who was a White Alice
          veteran:
          >
          > Tom Brady writes:
          >
          > Mark,
          >
          > Having spent most of the cold war on active duty with the Air Force
          > (1972-1994) I worked with this system as well as the original ACS
          and White
          > Alice systems. The history of some of these systems is fascinating.
          I
          > remember reading the RFP to extend White Alice out the Aleutians in
          the
          > early 1950s. It was about 12 pages (double spaced) and simply told
          ATT to
          > go and do it. That's pretty much how it happened before 1984.
          >
          > Tom Brady
          >
          > Here are two great sites on White Alice-
          > http://www.arcticflash.com/wacs/ The Fort Yukon WACS Site
          > http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Shores/7989/wacs/main.html White
          Alice
          > pages- great stuff
          >
          >
          > Mark Edward Springer
          > WL7BCT
          > Bethel, Alaska

          Another page on White Alice,mentioning C,K,ON & 45 Lenkurt
          carriers,L multiplex,TD-2 & Lenkurt 74 MW,etc

          http://www.geocities.com/heartland/shores/7989/wacs/main.html
        • ozob99
          Sorry for the duplicate urls cited,thot i was deleting but it sent.
          Message 4 of 5 , May 12, 2003
            Sorry for the duplicate urls cited,thot i was deleting but it sent.
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