communications relay station

communications relay station

[kə‚myü·nə′kā·shənz ′rē‚la ‚stā·shən]
(communications)
Facility for rapidly passing message traffic from one tributary to another by automatic, semiautomatic, or manual means, or by electrically connecting circuits (circuit switching) between two tributaries for direct transmission.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Another situation in Alaska involves maintenance of remotely located, unattended communications relay stations. In this instance helicopter crews can monitor visibility and other weather conditions at the relay site before taking off on a mission.
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