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JTA Opens New Radio Printer Circuit to Carry News from Israel to World

May 1, 1968
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The Jewish Telegraphic Agency began operation today of its own leased radio printer circuits between Jerusalem and London for speedy transmission of news from Israel to all parts of the world. The circuits use leaded land lines and transmitter facilities of the Israel Post office and landline and reception facilities of the British Post office. News transmitted on these circuits is relayed from London to New York over cables leased from Press Wireless, Inc.

The new transmission center is in the JTA office in the Jerusalem Post building in Jerusalem. A private teleprinter line links this office with Tel Aviv for reception of news from the JTA correspondent there, and a direct line ties into the Post office transmitters assigned to the JTA service. A JTA radio operator in Jerusalem transmits the news copy which is automatically sent out over shortwave transmitters and antennas beamed on London. The radio printer signal is intercepted by the British Post office and automatically relayed to receiving equipment in the JTA Fleet Street office. The perforated tape is then transferred to the cable machine for relay to New York. Reception in London is almost instantaneous.

Operation of this circuit will permit JTA to triple the volume of its service from Israel without additional cost and will shorten the time required for delivery of news copy.

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