QST/April 1916/Trunk Line Managers Appointed
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|This article appeared in the April 1916 issue of QST|
JUST as we close the forms this month, and go to press, we have the pleasure of being able to announce the Managers for two of the Trunk Lines.
Mr. A. A. Hebert, 27 Maple Place, Nutley, N. J.,call letters, 2ZH, has been appointed Manager of Trunk Lines C and D.
Mr. R. H. G. Matthews, 5030 Kenmore Ave., Chicago, Ills., call letters 9IK, has been appointed Manager of Trunk Lines A and E.
The Pacific Coast Manager is not decided up to this moment and therefore cannot be announced.
All amateurs wishing to be an active part in the relay system of the country, should now communicate directly with the Manager of the Lines which they would like to be a part of. Test messages are to be sent out every Monday night, and every Thursday night, and receipted back. Each week, the Managers will report to Headquarters how far out on each Line their test message got and how long was required to get the receipt back. These reports will be published each month in QST, and we will all be able to see just how the other fellow is handling his end of the game.
From now on, or as soon as the different Managers can get their Lines organized, Monday night and Thursday night will be big nights in amateur wireless. We will know that all the other good amateurs at their instruments on these nights, and that test messages are going through and that we will be able to check up how well we can receive.
The Managers of the Trunk Lines will have full control and responsibility for their Lines. They will organize them and decide all matters which come up. They will report their results every week to Headquarters, and the Officers of the League will thereby be in constant touch with the successes and the failures and be in a position to take any important steps which may be necessary.
A very important matter for the different Trunk Line Managers, will be the different routes for their Lines. Headquarters has received a large number of letters from the various parts of the country suggesting changes in the cities through which the different Trunk Lines are supposed to pass. Many of the suggestions made are distinct improvements over the original layout made by Mr. Maxim, when he originally planned the Trunk Line system. The Managers will have the benefit of these suggestions, and all amateurs throughout the country who have anything else to suggest regarding the different cities through which the different Trunk Lines ought to pass, should write a letter to whichever Manager controls their territory.
In many cases there will have to be alternative routes. This will be necessary because it will occur continually that somebody wants to be off on the relay nights. When this happens, an alternative station, is of course necessary.
Big things will now he happening in the American Radio Relay League, and everybody who has a real wireless set and who is a real American, will see that he is identified in this linking up of our entire country. No one can afford to he out of it if he has any wireless pretentions whatsoever. There will he lots doing in long distance records, because Monday night and Thursday night will see every amateur at his instruments and test messages will be in the air. New records for receiving and sending will be surely made. All of those with poor insulating, unsoldered joints, and doubtful tuners want to get busy and fix things up PDQ, which by the way, is an abbreviation which seems to I have been left out of the International Radiotelegraphic Conventions List.
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