News from 1932 Liner Georgic to House Radio In InterferenceProof Funnel

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The New York Times, 19 April 1932

Liner Georgic to House Radio In Interference-Proof Funnel
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Wireless to THE NEW YORK TIMES
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LONDON, April 18---A dummy funnel will be used to house the wireless
equipment of the White Star liner Georgic, which is rapidly nearing
completion at Belfast.

The aerial and direction finder both will be inside the giant funnel,
and thus screened effectively from local electrical disturbances. The
top of the funnel will be open, and with the aerial fitted on the roof
of a cabin inside, it will be possible to obtain uninterrupted
wireless signals for direction finding. The screening will be so
complete, in fact, that the usual work of eliminating electrial [sic]
interference from the ship's motors will be unnecessary.

Like her sistership, the Britannic, the Georgic will have two huge
elliptical funnels, but, as she is a motor vessel, only one is needed as
an exhaust and ventilator.

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