1953 ... "can you hear me now?"

... this is information relating to the 1950's microwave radio system for keeping the President, Pentagon and various hardened bunkers spread beyond Washington DC all yakking away during a nuclear attack. They all have code-names starting with 'C' for communication. 

Microwave transmissions are 'line-of-sight'. Each receiver/ transmitter is on a high tower and can be seen by the next tower on the horizon. They are a more secure and highly capable means of sending information. As a child I remember occasionally seeing commercially operated microwave towers from the highway. They seemed impressive and ominous  machines of doomsday.

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