[tz] The Mysterious Cube

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis at systematicsw.ab.ca
Sun Nov 30 16:30:43 UTC 2014

On 2014-11-29 22:32, Paul Eggert wrote:

> Wow, the Arlington Time Signal -- it's been a looong time since that phrase was in common use.
>Although a big deal in the early days of radio, the Arlington Radio Towers were dismantled in
>1941 because they would have been a hazard to aircraft approaching the new Washington National Airport;
>see <http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMDEB_The_Arlington_Radio_Towers>.

AKA The Three Sisters "Radio" NAA
at Fort Myer
where the NWS, USN Signal Corps school, and US time ticks started.
The time and weather broadcasts moved to NSS Annapolis,
where the towers were later sent.

> Perhaps the 1957 Superman episode was derived from an earlier source, a comic book say?
> Or maybe Superman had some time-travel powers that "The Mysterious Cube" didn't disclose....

There are other references to NAA radio call sign use in entertainment, like phone 555-1212,
prior to being revived for a cold war VLF submarine radio station at Cutler, Maine.
Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis

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