Radio: Monitors

Before European hell broke loose, the business of policing the U. S. air waves was fairly simple. With seven eavesdropping monitor stations and 26 field auxiliaries, FCC pounced easily upon illicit transmitters, inspected ship and police radios, supervised the activities of the nation's hams. But since last June, when the President authorized a $1,600,000 fund for radio's defense efforts, aerial gumshoeing put on seven-megacycle gum boots, established a special National Defense Operations Section to supplement FCC's routine monitoring work. Now under construction are four new primary monitoring stations in Texas, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico. Ready to swing into action is a...

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