Readers are told that this item was attached in "Southern Ireland", meaning the Republic of Ireland, to stop a needle from sliding across records during a storm. Prior to this information he has slipped in these key words: ".... where she was fitted out for broadcasting". It is as if David Block senses that information about the stability of the vessel is more important to listeners than details about the broadcasting station on board the vessel.
Who installed it? Who paid for it to be installed, and who owns the ship that it was installed upon? David Block does not tell us. Instead, David Block delights in telling readers on page 9 all about "28 year old Don Murrison" who works for "Anglia Marine Agencies of Harwich" who supply the ship after getting permission from a lot of UK governmental entities.
There is even a big picture of the ship's cook!
But what did that statement ".... where she was fitted out for broadcasting" mean on page 8; the one wrapped around details of the ship's anchor? When the ship arrived at Greenore from Rotterdam in Holland, there were two 10kW Continental Electronics transmitters which had been manufactured in Dallas, Texas already on board the ship. How did they get from Dallas to Rotterdam, and who paid for their manufacture and transportation?
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