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signal station

[′sig·nəl ‚stā·shən]
(communications)
A place on shore at which signals are made to ships at sea.
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The view over the bay at Baltimore, above, |and from left is the Inchydoney Island beach, the Clonakilty Hotel, the bridge linking the headland to the Mizen Head Signal Station and the Baltimore Beacon
Only one flag or torch was used at a time and field telescopes were employed to read the messages between signal stations. The operators of the wig-wag could typically send three words a minute over an average distance of ten miles between stations.
This situation was improved somewhat by increasing the depth of the carrier amplitude modulation to 17 dB in 2006 [48], but it was believed that the only true solution was to build another LF time signal station in the eastern United States that operated on a different frequency, which was expected to be 40 kHz.
Gnaeus Julius Agricola subdued the Selgovae, evicted them from the hilltop fortress and, in its place, built a signal station. Down by the River Tweed in the little hamlet of Newstead, the Romans established a military base which could accommodate up to 10,000 soldiers.
The rebels had a signal station on the former when we came, but our shells made it too warm for them, and they withdrew.
In 1878, batteries effectively acting as self-contained fortresses were built at three points and, as indicated on this map, by the time the First World War broke out, the island was bristling with military installations, including gun emplacements, a signal station, a quantity of fire trenches sited strategically along the uppermost edges of the steep slopes, ammunition and artillery stores; and water tanks, as well as a lookout hut, accommodation; a main harbour (Leith) and two subsidiaries (Kirkcaldy and Kinghorn).
In World War II it was a signal station for the RAF with around 70 workers.
Information received from RAHS member Bruce Crosson of Rose Bay has dated it more accurately as c.1907, during construction of the single-track extension of the tramway from the former Signal Station to Cliff Street, Watson's Bay.
The manual is very full on this important matter, and I can only add that special care must be given to making a covered loophole through which to signal, piercing the rear face diagonally if possible, otherwise blinded, and aligned on the battalion signal station. Without it, your piquet will be easily cut off from help.
Don's team set up a signal station in Breskens - a fishing village around three miles from the German-held island.
After gathering up your flasks, you can head over Mizen Bridge to Mizen Vision - a visitors' centre set in the old Signal Station - or onwards for a walk on the beach at Barley Cove.
Barbados To facilitate communication in the days before telephones, signal station sites were chosen for their long, clear views of other hilltop stations.