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Marconi to Build Zion Transmitter

July 18, 1934
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The Marquis Marconi, inventor of wireless, is coming to Palestine shortly in his private yacht, Electra, to supervise the building of a new wireless transmitting station in this city.

The Marconi International Telegraphic Company has just been granted a concession to operate a broadcasting station in Palestine. A special program board, composed of representatives of the three communities, is also to be appointed. It will select the various programs for broadcasting from the central studios and control room in Jerusalem.

The station itself is to be built outside of Jerusalem, and will have two aerial masts, with a transmission frequency of 668 kilocycles. The power will be 20 kilometers.

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