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Radiotelephone service between the United States and Europe was established January 7, 1927 with one circuit and with service to limited areas. Facilities and service have been greatly improved and extended and rates have been reduced. Present scope of service is described and reference made to consistent increases in transatlantic telephone messages handled. This increase indicates that this service is being found of increasing value by the public. Extent of ship-to-shore radiotelephone service from the United States is outlined. Arrangements for service to Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro are described, these differing from arrangements used for service to Europe in that operation to these two cities was planned on a part time basis. Proposed short-wave system for operation with Bermuda and proposed new long-wave system to supplement existing facilities to Europe are mentioned. A description of the new radiotelephone transmitting and receiving stations now being erected at Dixon and Point Reyes, Calif., respectively, is given. These stations will be connected to a terminal office at San Francisco and the system used for the establishment of radiotelephone service to the Hawaiian Islands and later on, to other transpacific points as may be required.
American Institute of Electrical Engineers, Transactions of the (Volume:51 , Issue: 1 )
Date of Publication: March 1932