Point Judith Light

© 2017 WebRightServices.net


collection

Home


Hanscom


All Wave Tube Co


APCO Manufacturing


BLACKSTONE


BELL


BLACKSTONE


BI WIRELESS


Broadcasting


CeCo


Cleartone


Cote


CeCo


Crescent Braid


D & W


DELFELCO


Harold P Donle


EDSON


EKKO


DYMAC


EPPLEY


EVERETT


EVERITE


FORD


Frank B Perry


Giblin


Hearthside House


HEN HOUSE


HOPE WEBBING


BLACKSTONE


INLAID


HOPE WEBBING


RI MANUFACTURES


Marconi


Marco


RID


MUSEUMS


M W DUnton


Patton-Mac Guyer Co


Polleroyal


Polleroyal


Prague Electric Company


ProJo Article


ProJo Lies


Radio Boys


RID


Radio Progress


RIHS Exhibit


Royal Electric


Rhode Island Radio School


Rhode Island Amatures


Sahara Dry Battery


Sales and Service


SOS


Supertone


TAYLOR


TRIAD


UNITED


UNITED


VARLEY


GOODREAU


Massie


Warren


WCBR


WCOT


WCOT


WEAN


WECCO


WIzARD


WJAR


WKAD


WKBF


WCOT


World Radio


WPRI


E A Willemin


E-MAIL




























Website Powered by






THE RADIOPHONE FOG WARNING DEVICE

A STATEMENT from the office of the United States Naval Communication Service says that the attention of all ships navigating in the vicinity of Point Judith, near Newport, R.I., is invited to the recent installation at Point Judith Light of a radiophone fog warning device.

The apparatus will be of use to commanding officers in picking up the light in thick weather, as experience has shown that operators can judge to some extent the distance according to strength of signals with a known normal range. Although measurements have been taken to determine the limit of the range of this apparatus, too much reliance should not be placed in it until its worth has been proved under service conditions.

The apparatus will be in commission beginning about October 1, 1917, and will be in operation during fog, mist, rain and falling snow. The warning consists of the repeating of the words, "Point Judith Light," every five seconds, with limit of range of about eight miles. After every third repetition the warning, "you are getting closer; keep off," is sent out with a limit of range of about two miles.

The apparatus required for the reception of the warning signals is an ordinary radio receiver. Crystal detectors may be used. The wave-length is varied continuously between 550 and 650 meters.

It is requested that reports be forwarded to the lighthouse inspector, Tompkinsville, N. Y., concerning the range and value of this fog signal as found by experience under service conditions.

The system is yet in its first stages and it will doubtless be improved in the course of actual practice. The fact has been pointed out that before long every lighthouse will be shouting its name and other information so that the illumination will become of secondary importance. 1

Popular Science Description Of The Equipment

But the real magic of this kind is performed by the radiophone. It may be on a rocky promontory that the requisite apparatus is set up. The captain picks up his wireless telephone and listens, to hear a voice shouting, "Point Judith light!" Point Judith is near Newport. Every five seconds the cry is repeated, the mechanism on shore being a phonograph which, run by a motor, yells into a transmitter.



Click to enlarge

The Pittsburgh Press
March 2nd, 1918

Click to enlarge

New-York Tribune
February 3rd, 1918

Click to enlarge

Popular Science May 1918

Click to enlarge

Popular Mechanics
December 1917



1 Wireless Age November 1917

2 Lighthouse Antiques