THE CIVIL DEFENSE ROLE OF RADIO BROADCASTING IN THE POSTATTACK PERIOD
TECHNICAL OPERATIONS INC BURLINGTON MA
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A study was made of the requirements for mass information dissemination following a thermonuclear attack upon the United States. The individual information requirements deemed necessary are listed, and AM radio is discussed as the logical disseminator of this information. The discussion centers on the existing AM standard broadcast radio network, including unique transmitters that might be located at emergency operating centers and on mobile radio stations. Essentials of an efficient broadcasting system for the postattack period are determined, and are compared to those of the existing system. It is concluded that postattack information broadcasting is essential to the survival of the shelter population and may be accomplished by a modification of the present system, including the hardening of broad casting sites and the addition, where necessary, of special-purpose transmitters. Recommendations for changing and supplementing the radio network of the United States are made.
- Civil Defense
- Radio Communications