IN THE past few years there has been a steady increase in dependence, and in the actual number of messages sent by radio for naval purposes. Our angle of vision may be so small on being close to the water that we cannot see the sea, and, perhaps, we might enhance our perspective by inquiries which might prove of value in directing and shaping this growth. The volume of traffic at one of our largest shore radio stations increased 31.6 per cent in 1925 over 1923, and 1926 indicates a proportionate increase. It hardly seems likely that this increase in volume was due to the urgency of additional administrative and operative matters over previous years. Again, this growing number of messages was not caused by an undue increase in outgoing shore messages, as the ship to shore traffic during this time averaged fifteen per cent over shore to ship communication. Rather, a definite trend is indicated, wherein the naval service is gradually accepting and depending more on radio communication, just as the broadcasting of speech and music gradually has popularized radio ashore within recent years.
Some Strategical Aspects of Radio
By Lieutenant Harry A. Rochester, U. S. Navy