Microwave Technology

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Wed Apr 4 20:36:30 EDT 2007

To read some of the postings on this site you would assume that before
Sputnik we were living in the stone age as far as communication was
concerned. In the 1950's General Electric developed and installed a
microwave relay telephone system connecting the entire Southern Railway
System, which they still maintain for Norfolk Southern to this day. When
I came to Gainesville in 1956 there was a microwave relay tower with two
dishes on top which was visible about a quarter of a mile north of the
depot. Sputnik, Shmutnik indeed. Bill Sellers.

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