European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives May 9 1957, Page 11

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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - May 9, 1957, Darmstadt, Hesse The t a r and s t r i p if e a t u f e s e o t i o n Moj com Iufer of tile 12th radio relay radio Hookup for and teletype is fairly cheap to install Mck staff Darryl Hagman orients Antenna on one of the Mobile by i microwave a new concept of communication As it is is one sciences new communications sys tems now used by american forces in it is a radio Hookup for Tele phone and working on the same frequency Range As messages Are relayed via a Chain of stations sex rated by an average distance of 50 microwave uses no land Linos such As those employed in Ordinary Telephone and teletype it is relatively cheap to install and maintain and is More reliable and provides greater Security in the trans Mission of the 12th radio relay under the 2nd communications is commanded by maj James Snead of he and the 500 men under him Are responsible for microwave operations within Safe and Between Usa eur fort five microwave stations of the 13th or so Are scattered throughout each manned by six to 14 persons under an together they form a network of Cir Cuits totalling some each Day the microwave net transmits thousands of in time of War the major task of maintaining communications in this part of Europe would largely depend on this unusual and interesting the axiom that an outfit is Only As Good As its morale applies favourably to the despite the fact that Many of the relay Sites Are located in isolated parts of the members of the Squadron attached Headquarters at Ramstron almost for variably apply for duty in the individual if the boys do a Good Job for living til one Back in the i we in turn leave them alone As much As said who has an excellent record for Ait Force communications work in Japan and the stations operate around the clock quid the men Manning them spend relatively Little time in the near est Village or on leave in the larger each station is an Perma nent Camp in itself Complete with sleep ing and Messing facilities and recreation room in addition to the station which is the 12th conducts its own training pro Gram at the Safe school at men selected for duty at the possess relatively High some of them spend up to three years at one some of like s sgt William of the station near the Little Towa of in the Rhin Pfalz Section of have applied for an Extension of duty at the same the station crowns a Hill in wooded accessible Only by a dirt surrounded by barbed the tiny com Pound contains a Mobile trans Mitter and Power equipment and also a continued on Cwm met a mum Tun Iii on Soohoo t the Stab and stripes to

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