For a substantial part of the 20th century the global telephone and telegraph services were carried through the medium of long wave and short-wave radio. This talk tells the story about the development of international telecommunications via radio. The technology involved minimal automation and a high degree of human intervention to manage the limitations of long-distance radio. The relative efficiency of point-to-point radio and the cost of replacement satellite installations resulted in radio playing a part in international telecommunications up to the 1980’s, giving the author direct experience of this fascinating medium.
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