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QST/January 1916/Amateur Radio Stations

THE TRANSMITTING SET OF AN AMERICAN RADIO RELAY LEAGUE STATION OWNED BY MR. J. WEISS, PORT WASHINGTON, L. I.

 This is not a picture of an infernal machine, but a picture of a very efficient station of the American Radio Relay League.


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The sending set is located at a distance from the operating room and controlled by a number of relays shown in the photograph. The oscillation transformer, rotary gap, and condenser are well arranged with short, direct, conductors. This is one of the secrets of the success of Mr. Weiss in long distance transmission. Last winter he repeatedly worked 400 and 500 miles on one kilowatt. On one occasion Mr. Weiss sent a relay message to Waynesfield, Ohio; from there it was sent to Superior, Wisc. While we have no direct evidence, the officers of the League believe the message reached San Francisco and in one evening. The League needs more stations like this. Come Mr. Amateur, get your stations working efficiently. If one man can do this, why can’t the rest?




RADIO STATION OF STUARY W. PIERSON CARROLTON, ILL

 

Power 550 watts

Call letters 9PY

This picture shows the neat, novel aerial pole erected by Mr. Pierson. We can all have a strong, well-made aerial support, if we copy this type of pole. 9PY said in one of his letters: “Have written to all amateurs having a fair sending range to join the League. All within 40 miles of here.” Copy his good example. Help


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yourself and the other fellow by helping the Relay League.




OPERATING ROOM AND POWER SUPPLY OF MR. ROSS GUNN, OBERLIN, OHIO.

Another of the well kept League stations is shown in the accompanying pictures. Mr. Gunn gets his power from the A. C. generator and its exciter and by means of the meters he knows just what power he is using. On the left hand side of the picture under the operation table is a rather novel form of oscillation transformer. The editor has no details as to its size but it certainly should be very efficient. Mr. Gunn has arranged his apparatus neatly; perhaps you can get some suggestions from his arrangement.


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