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This Week in CECOM History – Teletype

29 September 1958, Tactical Signal Corps Teletype Equipment

The Signal Corps adopted teletype machines to replace Morse equipment, which required the operator to be trained in Morse Code, during the period between World War I and World War II. Developments made by the Signal Engineering Laboratories at Fort Monmouth in the 1950s included significantly reducing the weight of teletype equipment (down to 45 pounds), while at the same time increasing the speed for transmitting and receiving messages. By 1958, the machines could handle messages at a rate of 750 words per minute.

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Photo # EBD0223

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Direction Finder Set AN/TRD-4A

So many manuals! Here’s a scan of the table of contents for a Direction Finder Set, AN/TRD-4A, from 1955.

Need some manuals to get an old piece of equipment running? Email us!

Need some manuals to get an old piece of equipment running? Email us!

While we have a lot of technical manuals and tech reports (more than 7,000 and 12,000 respectively), there’s another great resource for these: Radio Nerds. This is a not-for-profit site, with a ton of awesome tech manuals on it. Everything they host is totally free, and they do a great job with all of their information. If you need a manual, and we don’t have it, they’re the place to turn to.

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Donate Blood

Everybody’s doing it, even the commander! Major General Kirk Lawton donates blood as others look on.

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Image # 0962

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Speak, Friend, and Enter

Entrance to Squier Hall, which used to be the Signal School Headquarters.

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Image # 1048

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South Pacific

Not the opera, the location. Island of Kwajalein secure in American hands, men of the 7th Division pile into boats, headed for new battles. February 4, 1944.

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Image # 0854

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Vanilla Ice

The Proteus caught in ice Hall Basin, stopped by ice north of Cape Lieber, August 1881. Interested in more about the Proteus, it’s passengers, rumors of cannibalism, and/or Polar Exploration? Check out our digital polar year series.

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Fort Monmouth Commemorates End of World War II- 17 August 1945

#826 - COL Ora F. Roberts addressing a V-J Day audience at Fort Monmouth, 17 August 1945

#826 – COL Ora F. Roberts addressing a V-J Day audience at Fort Monmouth, 17 August 1945

On 17 August 1945, leaders from Fort Monmouth addressed a large crowd to commemorate the ending of World War II and the surrender of Japan on 15 August 1945.

 

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USA! USA! USA!

Artwork – “Les Etats-Unis D’Amerique.” Copyright by the Pantheo De La Guerre -1918. F. Carrier-Belleuse, A.F. Gorguet – Cliché Marcel Hubin

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Image # 0908

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White Gloved WACs

WACs at Fort Monmouth, c.1970

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Image # 0909

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This Week in CECOM History: 6 August 1950

Photo #3328 - 6 August 1950 – Men from a Signal Company string a telephone line along a road somewhere in Korea.

Photo #3328 – 6 August 1950 – Men from a Signal Company string a telephone line along a road somewhere in Korea.

On June 30, 1950, President Truman committed American ground forces to support South Korea against the invasion from North Korea.

The Signal Corps expanded its training facilities at Fort Monmouth to meet the need for technicians to install lines around the mountainous terrain. The photograph above shows some of the early work involved in creating a communications network in Korea.

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