The Story of Eiffel Tower Radio
It was back in the year 1882 that two draft engineers working in a construction company with Gustave Eiffel began the development of a concept for the erection of a steel tower in the city of Paris, France. Two years later, the first tentative draft was completed, and the engineers shared the concept drawings with the owner of their company, Gustave Eiffel.
At the commencement of Word War 1 in 1914, messages transmitted from the tower called taxis to transport personnel to the war front in the Battle of the Marne; and in 1916, experimentation was completed for computing the exact distance between Europe and the United States. These transmission experiments were carried out with communication between station FL on the Eiffel Tower and the American navy station NAA at Arlington in Virginia.
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