HARAMACHI RADIO TOWER STORY

BY Hidero Futakami e-mail address domingo@df6.so-net.ne.jp

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Japanese goverment made a radio station to contact with R.C.A of U.S. in 1921 at TOMIOKA and HARAMACHI 144 miles north of tokyo.


In 1923 September Big eathquake happend at Tokyo and Yokohama.This is a story of such time.

fromSan Fransisco Examiner1923 September 1st.

Disaster of JAPAN TOLD OVER RADIO

First linking of the cataclysm Picked Up by George Baxter From Japanese Operater

By OLIVER W.TUTTLE

The miracle radio has again demonsttayted its service to mankind and when all other agencies of communication falled in the Japanese disaster RADIO proved its worth.
Down in a little office in California street, this cuty, radio history was written during the past week while will live long in the memory at man.
It was in the operating room of the Corporation of Amerika where George Bxter, traffic super ??dent was its Honolulu over magneticwaves of radio, that the first news of // a disaster was known.
It was just befor dawn, a lazy tiresome hour with a radio operater.
"KET"--"KET" came the call letters of the San Francisco satation over the air.
BAXER LISTENS.
Baxster perked up adjusted his ear caps and listend.
"JAA"--"JAA" came the signature of the calling station.
"Its the Japanese operater at Tomioka," spoke Bxter to his assistat,Irving Brown. "Tell him we are clean of traffic. Monday's a hollyday here." Disaster here, Very big. Please QRX," replied the Japanese oparater sitting in his station at Tomioka, 144 miles north of Tokio.
"QRX" is the radio abbreviation to "Stand by".


to be continued