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Published on Feb 25, 2015
Rugby Radio Station began sending messages around the world in 1926. These enormous coils were part of the station's original transmitter (GBR), and can be seen in the Information Age gallery http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/infor...
The coils tuned the aerial system to the precise frequency required to enable one-way communication to Britain's empire and the commonwealth. GBR's signals could also be picked up by submarines and in 1966 Rugby became part of Britain's cold war communications network.
The Aerial Tuning Inductor was donated by BT Heritage & Archives.
Discover more in our Information Age gallery, which tells the story of how our lives have been transformed by information and communication technologies over the last 200 years. Visit http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/infor... or follow the conversation online via #smInfoAge to find out more.