AT&T Microwave Carrier Network

In the period between World War II and the divestiture of the Bell System, the tremendous growth of telephone traffic in the US, along with the need to distribute TV programming for the networks resulted in the construction of a nationwide grid of long distance telephone facilities.  Three primary media were used for this: analog carrier on paired wires (cable and open wire); analog carrier on bundled coaxial cable; and analog carrier on microwave radio.  This page describes the multiple microwave radio routes which were developed to carry TV network programming and multiplexed analog telephone trunk traffic between cities across the nation.

 

Alphabetical Site Listing by State

Indiana

Morgantown (also hardened L carrier station)

Missouri

Hillsboro (also hardened L carrier station, switching facility and former BSRF site))

New Jersey

Alpine
Cedarbrook (also hardened L carrier site)
Cherryville (also hardened L carrier site)

New York

Airmont (also hardened L carrier station of same name, about 1 mile apart)
Attica (also hardened L carrier station)
Clarksville (also hardened L carrier station)
Farnham
Jackie Jones (very impressive historic site, with original equipment)
Kingston
New Berlin
Putnam Valley
Tully (also hardened L carrier station)
White Plains (also L5 and major switching facility)

Ohio

Dayton
South Springfield
Wilmington

Pennsylvania

Dean
Dillsburg
Finland (see also Finland2 L carrier site)
Hallam
Hanover
Harrow
Jackson
Jennerstown
Lanark
Lillyville (also hardened L carrier station across street)
Logan
Lynnport
Manada Hill
New Britain
Swissdale
Topton Mountain
Unionville
Waggoner's Gap
 

 

 

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