THIS WEEK THAT WAS – 20 February 1914

Wireless route a success

Another wireless triumph was achieved on Wednesday 11 February, when the New Sayville, Long Island, wireless station succeeded in establishing communication with Nauen, near Berlin, a distance of over 4,000 miles.

The signals are said to be absolutely faultless. Mr Mitchell, the Mayor of New York, sent the first message, which was one of congratulation, to the Kaiser.

The system in use was that of the Telefunken Company and the messages were despatched from a huge steel tower over 500ft high.

There was no hitch of any kind, and the directors and operating staff of the Atlantic Communication Company received hearty congratulations from all quarters.

It is expected that this new wireless `route’ will soon be used extensively for night commercial messages.