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of programs, times of broadcast, and should publicize this
information on bulletin boards and in soldier newspapers.
(2) Information and entertainment programs are made available
to troops serving overseas through the following media:
(a) Short Wave Radio from the United States. Twenty
radio stations are used for this purpose, broadcasting over
ten directional beams. The hours of broadcasting are timed
to reach the troops in various oversea areas as nearly as possible
during their off-duty hours.
(b) Long Wave Stations. To improve and intensify the
radio coverage by short wave, long wave broadcasts are made
from stations in areas overseas. These stations are classified
as Government or commercially operated stations and Army
(c) Carrier Stations. This type of transmitter provides
for the coverage of a limited area only. Radiation can be
controlled so that the signal is not audible with a receiving
set more than 200 yards from a camp. For such limited coverage,
the carrier transmitter is usually hooked up to the
camp power lines. It can be used, however, as a low power
transmitter of the usual type. It is available only upon
requisition by the commanding general of the area.
(d) Sound Systems. For very small camp areas coverage
may be obtained through the use of one or more turntables
hooked up to a group of loud speakers located at various
points. A microphone can be attached to the circuit to provide
for on-the-spot "live" programs. Information about
the availability of this equipment may be obtained through
the special service officer of the Theater of Operations.
(e) "B-I" (AN/TIQ-2) Kit. This equipment which is
issued to a Special Service Company enables the company
operating in the field to provide programs to reach a large
number of men. Additional supplies of transcriptions of
Armed Forces Radio Service programs are issued direct and
automatically to the Special Service Companies every month.
(f) Kit "B" Equipment. This equipment, made available
on basis of section II, Circular No. 218, War Department,
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