Memories Of ....
AT&T's High Seas Radiotelephone Service
1929 - 1999 R.I.P.
This web page is dedicated to the men and women who had kept alive the spirit of service within AT&T's High Seas Radio Stations WOO, WOM, & KMI. I am honored as being one of those who had worked at WOO "Wiskey Oscar Oscar" (Manahawkin, NJ & Ocean Gate, NJ from 2/1972 - 10/1987).
Article from "RF Current" August 9, 1999
*** FCC Allows AT&T to Discontinue High Seas Shortwave Radio-telephone Service***
The FCC in Memorandum Opinion And Order DA 99-1567, released August 9, 1999, granted AT&T's application to discontinue its High Seas radio-telephone service, effective November 9, 1999. Public coast radio stations KMI, WOM and WOO will be closed. The FCC delayed action on the application after twenty-five users filed informal comments opposing it. The delay was to allow AT&T time "to pursue negotiations with third persons for the assignment of AT&T's radio licenses. The FCC met with FCC staff and presented a plan to help existing High Seas customers transition to other service alternatives. The FCC Order stated that "Because we believe that the plan proposed by AT&T demonstrates that users can obtain viable alternatives to AT&T's current High Seas Service, we conclude that discontinuance of High Seas Service will not unduly harm the public convenience and necessity and that we should grant AT&T's application."
WOO's Antenna Bearing Layout
The first ship-to-shore two way radio conversation occurred in 1922, between
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