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Re: Conalrad (was Re: Oldest Non-Comm in Boston)

On Sun, 7 Jun 1998, ROBERT W PAINE wrote:

>  I also heard (in the ever popular but indistinguishable) somewhere that
> there was a full-blown trial run sometime around 1962. CONELRAD was to
> have been made fully operational, radio and TV stations giving over to
> the system, sirens going off and people going to shelters or designated
> duty areas, etc., etc. But apparently the CONELRAD system didn't work as
> it was supposed to. I don't know if it was able to make the national
> broadcast as was scheduled. 
>  I remember a drill from 1962. We were visiting Bath, Maine and at the
> specified time for the CONELRAD broadcast, I heard....your regular
> programming. 

I remember a drill circa 1956.  I remember wondering why the signal kept
fading and thought something was wrong with the radio.  My mother
explained that it was supposed to do that.  I didn't really understand why
until a few years later, when I started to understand how Conelrad worked,

I thought Conelrad had been supplanted by EBS by 1962.

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