Marconi Eras


The Asbury Park Evening Press
October 26, 1912; Page 1, Col 4

MAY START WORK ON WIRELESS PLANT BRIELLE,  Oct. 26 —  The erection of the high standards which are to be raised on the tract recently purchased along Shark River by the Marconi Wireless company will be commenced, it is understood, within a few weeks. The English engineer of the company is in this country now making arrangements for starting the work. There will be a long string of the standards, probably 10 or 12 placed at close intervals, for the support of the aerials. The standards are to be not less than 700 feet high, such a height being necessary to catch the electric messages from the European coast.

Captain S. Bartlay Pearce, who superintended the work of raising the New Jersey coast stations for the old American Wireless company, which operated wireless stations about every 20 miles along the coast more than 10 years ago has been asked to assist in superintending this work.

The Marconi Company was still perfecting the technology of high-power wireless transmission and reception. Only six standards (masts) were constructed at the Belmar Station in Wall Township.

The actual masts were 400 feet in height.

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