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Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Radio Towers

 
 
Radio Towers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 6, 2018
1. Radio Towers Marker
Inscription. Since its earliest development, radio communication has been critical to the operations of the United States Navy. Powerful radio towers on shore transmitted coded messages to Navy ships, where trained radio operators and de-coders managed the exchange of vital mission information. When the United States entered World War I in 1917, all radio development was controlled by the Navy to prevent its possible use by enemy spies.
 
Location. 38° 52.396′ N, 77° 0.075′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Anacostia Riverwalk Trail east of 3rd Street SE, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lumber Shed - Movement of Materials (a few steps from this marker); The Lumber Shed Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Lumber Shed - Form and Function (within shouting distance of this marker); Crane Runway (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mildred Belle (about 300 feet away); Foundry (about 400 feet away); Historic Pumping Station (about 600 feet away); Clean Rivers Project (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
 
Categories. CommunicationsWar, World IWaterways & Vessels
 
Radio Towers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 6, 2018
2. Radio Towers Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 6, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 6, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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