The Arlington Radio Towers

The Arlington Radio Towers (HM2HLJ)

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N 38° 51.987', W 77° 4.844'

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Three radio towers similar to the Eiffel Tower in construction were erected here in 1913. One stood 600 feet and the other two 450 feet above the 200-foot elevation of the site. The word "radio" was first used, instead of "wireless," in the name of this naval communication facility. The first trans-Atlantic voice communication was made between this station and the Eiffel Tower, in 1915. The nation set its clocks by the Arlington Radio Time Signal and listened for its broadcast weather reports. The towers were dismantled in 1941, as a menace to aircraft approaching the new Washington National Airport.
Year Placed1969
Placed ByArlington County, Virginia
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Date Added Friday, June 7th, 2019 at 11:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 319478 N 4304013
Decimal Degrees38.86645000, -77.08073333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 51.987', W 77° 4.844'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 51' 59.22" N, 77° 4' 50.64" W
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