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Post  Betep on Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:42 pm

From The Register:
Marconi magic
By Doreen Leggett
The Cape Codder
Posted Jul 26, 2010 @ 09:00 AM
CHATHAM —

Last summer, two talented texters and a duo of Morse code operators faced off on comedian Jay Leno’s show to see which technology could deliver a message faster. The 170-year-old system of dots and dashes won the day.

“It’s totally unexpected. It just goes to show it wasn’t a bad technology,” said Charles Bartlett, head of the board of directors for Chatham Marconi Maritime Museum.
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From the Cape Cod Times:
'Time capsule' opens in Chatham
By Susan Milton
smilton@capecodonline.com
July 29, 2010

CHATHAM — For decades, few people really knew much about the work inside the red brick buildings near Ryder's Cove.

Workers at the former RCA buildings had signed confidentiality agreements about the ship-to-shore radio transmissions from around the world and, during World War II, German transmissions that, when decoded, helped save American convoys.

Starting Tuesday, everybody can find out about the telecommunications history made at the new Chatham Marconi Maritime Center, part of a global network built in 1914 by radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi.

If you go

* Starting Aug. 3, the museum is open Tuesday through Sunday.
* Museum hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., except 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays.
* Admission is free through Sept. 5.
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Post  mermaid on Thu Jul 29, 2010 3:20 pm

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