Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Flying radio station broadcasts help to Haiti

By Mike Ahlers, CNN
January 26, 2010 10:05 a.m. EST
San Juan, Puerto Rico (CNN) -- Sixty miles west of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, an Air Force C-130 makes slow and lazy ovals over the Golfe de la Gonzave, a 264-foot weighted wire dangling from its belly like a plumb line. This is Commando Solo, a radio station in the sky. The long wire, kept vertical by a 500-pound lead weight, is helping transmit an AM radio signal to the people of Haiti. Four other antenna on the wings and fuselage are sending FM signals.

Read the full story here : http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/01/26/haiti.flying.radio/

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