Friday, May 29, 2015

W2XAF Schenectady New York - 1934

During the mid 1920s, two shortwave transmitters were constructed at South Schenectady, N.Y. for the purpose of experimental radio broadcasting. 

In June 1925 W2XAF began a regular program relay from WGY and operated with a power of 40 kw. 

In July 1926 a similar service began from W2XAD with an output of 25 kw.

The QSL, received by South African pioneer dxer Charles "Copper" Slingsby,  verified W2XAF's broadcast during October 1934 on a frequency of 9530 kHz.

At the beginning of 1935, both stations were given a new identification signal (a huge crash of 10 million volts of electricity) with the on air slogan "The Voice of Electricity".

The Voice Of Electricity

Click here for additional information from Adrian Peterson's informative Wavescan article available at the website.

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