Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania on November 8, 1929 · Page 15
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Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania · Page 15

Altoona, Pennsylvania
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Friday, November 8, 1929
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' ' '«, •*'•'./ I MNMUMMtttai THE Al/rOOtfA MIRROft-FRIDA?, NOVEMBER 8. 1929 YRADIO "HAMS" NOW ' ENTER NEW FIELD ! By nOBERT MACK, Staff Correspondent. - (Copyright, 102*9, by Consolidated Press Association.) WASHINGTON, r>. c., NOV. a.— "Hants" that hardy lot of radio amateurs who transformed what was regarded radio's' "graveyard" in,to an Immensely valuable medium of worldwide communication, have gained entry into a new field for exploration-i- the international rr " "one f-e- quencles. Upon recommendation of the department of commerce, and of its own engineering division, the federal radio commission has opened the band 14,100 to 14,300 kilocycles for amateur expert mentation with voice. Upon these channels it is possible, during daylight, to communicate the world-over by telephone without wires. But the danger of disturbing other-modes of high frequency communication, by code, la great, and the. commission has restricted the operations of the amateurs to the select few who hold expert licenses. Of the army of 17,000 amateurs In the United States some 50-odd hold "extra first class amateur operator's licenses." To this group the international radio-telephonic communlcationa will be restricted, except to those who can show "special technical qualifications and ability 'to operate within channel limitations." Commission action follows the request of K. B. Warner, secretary of the American Radio Relay league, that V'the band 14,000 to 14,400 kilocycles, Vlthich is located in the amateur radio •^telegraph preserve, to be opened up to telephony. This request was filed with W. D. Terrell, chief of the radio division of the commerce department, who referred it to the commission with recommendations. The commission's engineering division delayed final action until conclusion of the international discussions of the radio technical consultative committee, held at The Hague last month, since the subject of amateurs was to be discussed there. In its recommendations to the commission the radio division suggested that the licenses for the international telephone communication be not entirely restricted to extra first class amateur operations for the reason that there are also many amateurs who have the necessary technical qualifications to operate a phone set, but who cannot qualify as expert code operators, as is required for the expert amateur license. "The probability of interference re' suiting from telephone transmission Is greater than from continuous wave- code transmission, and unless the transmitters are equipped with modern frequency apparatus, there will unquestionably be some interference to commercial service," the commission's engineering division stated in its report to ths commission. "Actually, this amateur band has space for only thirteen two-tenths per cent channels. The frequencies in this part of the spectrum are useful only for long distance communication, and will therefore be heard throughout the world. The importance of keeping the amateurs in their assigned bands cannot be overemphasized. "The engineering division therefore recommends, as a compromise, the granting of amateur telephony only in the band 14,100 to 14,300. The effect of this recommendation is to provide a. 100-kilocycle guard band on each Bide of the telephone band In which I only amateur code transmission will be Vpermltted. Mr. Warner has agreed to laupport his compromise, admitting that /'tite limitation is sound from an (engineering point of view." The commission adopted the recommendations, and thus granted the amateurs the authority to invade the high frequency band for telephone communications. Commercial companies, like the American Telephone and Telegraph company, maintain radio-telephone communications virtually around the world now, but the objective of the amateur is to open up new frequencies for such service. Up to the present the amateurs have been restricted to 'three .bands for their ' radio-telephone communications. 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C., Nov. 8.—Despite the fluctuations in individual farm commodity prices during the past few weeks, the relative purchasing power of the farmer's dollar has remained practically on the same basis since the beginning of the fall season., the department of agriculture revealed here today in a summary of the farmer's present economic status. Officials state after a general 'survey of farm prices that the level for Oct. 1st is approximately the same as the 92-point estimate for Sept. 1 ,or from 4 to 5 points above the mid-summer level. The maintenance of this level during September, when a slight decline of prices in several major farm commodities was felt, may be due mainly to a slight reduction in the cost of materials bought by the farmer. As against a summer level of 1555 (on a pre-war base of 100) the present composite price paid by the farmer for necessities is 164. There was, however, a two-point decline in the index number of farm prices as of Oct. 1, the department's survey shows. On a pre-war base of 100, the index number for the thirty major commodities on which information was collected stood at 141 at the beginning of last month, as contrasted with 143 the month before. The October figure, however, remains substantially above the figures for July and August, which were 135 and 140, respectively. For individual products, the report shows a two-point advance for grains, from 129 to 130; dairy products, an Increase from 137 to 139; poultry products, from 151 to 165, and no change for fruits and vegeta.bles (160), and cotton and cottonseed (146). A decrease is reported for the index number of meat animals, the figure dropping from 165 to 158 for the 30-day period. Compared with 1928, nearly all major commodities are now on a substantially higher level. The figures for September, 1928, snowed the following index numbers for the above-mentioned commodities: grains, 117J fruits and vegetables, 127; meat animals, 171; f | Easy Money! No Hard Work! I $30O In Cash Prizes •jF I Meet Kranichs Wear Diamonds BROS CHRISTMAS TREASURE HUNT CONTEST <&!&#*&£&, Model 91 S116.OO Tube* Rothert Company Headquarters For MAJESTIC RADIO The Lowest Monthly Payments In The City We Gii)e You Expert Service dairy product*, 141; poultry products, 156; cotton and cottonseed, 142. These figures, therefore, show a reduction for meat animals and a lesser drop for dairy products, with Increases for all others. For all groups combined, however, consisting of thirty kinds of commodities, the relative status for September, 1929, Is the same'Rs that for tho corresponding 1928 period, remaining at Hi. The largest diamond on record Is said to be the Culllnan diamond, named after the town near which It was discovered In South Africa. 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The $25 is deducted from the price, leaving $425 to be paid at $12.50 a month, plus a small carrying charge. $450 Including Bench Many months ago the Aeolian Company secured the cooperation of 12 of the leading retailers throughout the country, operating over 100 music stores in planning a gigantic sale featuring an Aeolian-built Grand piano at $450 though they have never before made a piano to retail at less than $645. THE BUYERS PROTECTION UNDER THIS COOPERATIVE PLAN: A A FIVE YEAR GUARANTEE, signed by the manufacturer—The Aeolian Company, and ourgelvea. A CHANCE TO CHANGE YOIJR MIND, within one year from the date of purchase, and exchange your piano for any one of the cele- b|pted*uake*.t*trf led by oar hou«e, without the ttightest U>M. 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