Radio: NBC Faces East

Until six months ago, short, rubicund Morton Smith was a typical radio ham. His house in hot, humid San Fernando Valley was equipped with a 1,000-watt transmitter, was located in the best sending and receiving area around Los Angeles. Then NBC, for which Amateur Smith works as engineer, decided to set up a listening post on the West Coast to keep tabs on the Far Eastern end of the Axis. Picked for the job was Morton Smith's little station. Last week the post got under way.

The equipment NBC installed in the garage adjoining Engineer Smith's pleasant stucco house was similar to...

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