- Here's a tidbit from the National Archives which may be of interest,
especially to the Alaska Communications System/White Alice community.
Recently-declassified records of the U.S. Army Office of the Chief Signal
Officer contain at least one memo (9 Dec. 1952) concerning "Plan ICEFOOT" -
a proposal for monitoring ACS voice traffic during emergency situations, as
part of a censorship program. The monitoring would be done at Seattle and
Anchorage; the Seattle activity would be housed in a Bell System office.
Record group 111: Office of the Chief Signal Officer
Series: Army Communications Services Division Decimal Files, 1923-1959
Box: 23 (1951-1952)
Folder: "676 Censorship 1951-1952"
- I'm heading next week to Dayton for the Hamvention, and I will try
on the way back to photograph some AT&T facilities along the way
from Central Pennsylvania. If anyone has any suggestions on what
to get, let me know. I'll try to get as many L carrier stations as I
can find. If anyone has any suggestions on navigating to them, let
me know. I haven't really looked at the maps yet, but will do that
If anyone has any info on where the Lillyville, PA station is located,
let me know I have pored over the terraserver images but wasn't
able to locate it.
Mike Jacobs, N3YAV
Antenna and RF Engineering Laboratory
Penn State University
State College, PA