Coast Guard at Cape Sarichef (Radio Room)

This is a view of the desk where I spent most of my time. I was responsible for listening to 2182KHZ radio and other frequencies for search and rescue calls, compiling and broadcasting radio weather reports, relaying messages from various stations and vessels by radio and teletype. Relaying messages in a part of the world with some of the most extreme weather was not always easy. I recall spending all night to relay one important message in very bad conditions. I recieved a letter of commendation for this effort. This gear is so antiquated now, probably none of it is still in current use. The teletypes used yellow perforated paper strips, to record messages, and had to be played back like a tape recorder.
This is way before computers!
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