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Milestone Update -- W2ots (talk) 01:51, 2 April 2019 (UTC)

With your excellent revision of the features section of the milestone proposal and upon receiving the required review comments by two experts I will recommend its consideration for approval by the IEEE History Center Committee. I do suggest that you consider revising the plaque citation to better reflect the several achievements cited in the features section of the proposal. If you can provide me with the email addresses of two experts I will ask them to review the proposal.

Citation Revision -- W2ots (talk) 17:00, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

In response to the advocate's and milestone administrator's comments the proposed citation has been revised to meet the 70 word requirement while retaining the key phrase referring to the size of the facility dictated by the long antennas for the low Alexanderson transmitter frequency and the long-wire Beverage receiving antennas.

Revised Citation:

On November 5th, 1921, President Harding’s telegraphic transoceanic message inaugurated the world’s most powerful transoceanic radio facility, RCA Radio Central on more than 7000 acres at Rocky Point and Riverhead, NY. Its Alexanderson 220KW, 18.3KHz transmitters and Beverage long-wire receiving antennas provided reliable worldwide radio communications and its laboratory developed diversity radio reception, rhombic and folded-dipole antennas, the first transoceanic single side-band channels and commercial FAX service.

With the revised citation, it is believed that the proposal meets the requirements for its approval by the advocate and subsequent consideration by the history committee.

Revised Citation reflecting advocate's and administrator's comment. -- W2ots (talk) 04:22, 1 August 2019 (UTC)

The Citation has been corrected to reflect the more than 9000 acres consisting of the Rocky Point site of >7000 acres (1) and the Riverhead site of >2000 acres (2).

(1). From an general information memo by Engineer in Charge, Elmer Klahn and Station Engineer, Robert Lundquist. Undated, probably from 60s or 70s.

(2). From the Rocky Hill Historical Society web site http://www.rockypointhistoricalsociety.org/.

On November 5th, 1921, President Harding’s telegraphic transoceanic message inaugurated the world’s most powerful transoceanic radio facility, RCA Radio Central. On more than 9000 acres at Rocky Point and Riverhead, NY, its Alexanderson 220KW, 18.3KHz transmitters and Beverage long-wire receiving antennas provided reliable worldwide radio communications. The research laboratory developed diversity radio reception, rhombic and folded-dipole antennas, the first transoceanic single side-band channels and commercial FAX service.