Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Looking Back to 1917. U.S. Orders Dismantling of All Amateur Wireless Stations In case of War

From the March 29, 2017, MidWeek (DeKalb County, Illinois)  "Looking Back."

1917, 100 Years Ago.

"Local wireless telegraph enthusiasts, of which there are a number, will be greatly interested to learn of the coming order of the war department.  It is announced that in case war is declared between Germany and the United States, the first order issued by the government will be for the dismantling of every amateur wireless station.

"This is to be done for the lessening of likelihood of activities of spies in this country."

Just About War Time.  --DaCoot

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