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Forest Hills in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pioneer Short-Wave Station

 
 
Pioneer Short Wave Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 13, 2011
1. Pioneer Short Wave Station Marker
Inscription.  On this site in 1923, Westinghouse opened a special radio facility to experiment with long-distance transmissions. Led by Frank Conrad, engineers here demonstrated the vital role of high-frequency short waves in sending broadcasts around the world.
 
Erected 1997 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1923.
 
Location. 40° 25.096′ N, 79° 50.489′ W. Marker is in Forest Hills, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is on Barclay Avenue, 0.1 miles north of Perry Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Located in front of Forest Hills Westinghouse Lodge in Forest Hills. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15221, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Westinghouse Atom Smasher (approx. half a mile away); Pittsburgh (approx. 0.9 miles away); St Colman School (approx. 1.1 miles
Pioneer Short Wave Station Marker and Forest Hills Westinghouse Lodge image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 13, 2011
2. Pioneer Short Wave Station Marker and Forest Hills Westinghouse Lodge
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away); Linhart Homestead (approx. 1.1 miles away); Braddock's Field (approx. 1.6 miles away); Colonel George Washington Monument (approx. 1.6 miles away); Braddock's Defeat (approx. 1.6 miles away); George Westinghouse (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Forest Hills.
 
Also see . . .
1. Frank Conrad - Sleepless Genius. National Museum of Broadcasting (Submitted on March 15, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 

2. Pioneer Short-Wave Station - Behind the Marker. (Submitted on July 7, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 872 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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