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9 > Image 9 of Kentucky farm and home science, vol. 3 No. 2 spring 1957

Part of Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station

. .. .,. ,__ . .q,, . ....4 .A H ,1_,, B e z. G _ E ~ ~` j < i .... _ H _-T4 _>___ Q ., . is ` / 5 * 1 s " .. e *_,\_ A & . " 1 :-.vv . EE; ==fE==; =ii i _ il ' . - it ``` V l li gligf l {rf`! {-lz! ._ fi x H ill { - ' _) vb l I ., .,..: lg g - 7 I Avlq Q M?. . A' . ` S . T V (Above) Mrs. Nancy Blankenship, secretary to the super- ` t f the University farms, is shown communicatin -5, iiiactlzilltilo vgith Superintendent YV. L. Mahan (below). Thi 7 latter has just arrived at the Eden Shale Farm. . , s _ a. ls A1ded By Radio A . ,. ._ . I j By JOHN NEWLAND 5 L (,__..__ vr l { ( The University of Kentucky owns or leases more X E ( Vvlpx a A::___ E =__ . A fp than 3.()()() acres of experimental farming land within _. _) __A_;._...== Y y a 60-mile radius of the campus-land which the farm . A pi . g superintendent can visit just by pushing a button. { This feat was made possible through the installation ST i M pi of a $4.200 emergency radio network connecting the E ' if _ vg Kentucky AgI`lCUltUl'Hl EXpG1'llNl`|t Station with the 5 ' outlying farms. 1 S lg l\/[ah3ll SuPI`lDtll(lllt of l:2lI'l]`lS_ Silid ]T|()l_)il@ ._ , , ia units are located in trucks at the 9()(laere Eden Shale V ( * ,35 if l farm in Owen County. the 140-acre farm in VVood- _ `ii _ T U ` .: ford County. the 400-acre farm in Mercer County. (R nl pn U pplp 1 _... . ...~. -~--r 1 i the 500-aCm Ciimpus farm. the 1130 Experiment Sta- ,_ tion farm near Lexington (Coldstream). and in the T. 1 ;;;; V;VV.:_, superintendents vehicle. _ >._v V y _ . . Only the sub-stations at Quieksand (Breathitt _V__._. M; County) and Princeton (Caldwell County) are he- ' - ic IV.: .`. . trr 1 E ><>d thi1is<- [ `'i S llfii V ` The base transmitter is in the Experiment Station i____ if a ` Building at Lexington. nfil Tg A E ``r _"` Mahan and his secretary. Mrs. Nancy Blankenship. ( V - `-` . operate the Station unit. To do this, they were re- /7 if '* Fi Y` p quired hy the Federal (Iommunications (Ionnnission A t to obtain a "restrieted radio-telepliotie operators V $7* _ . permit." il V The radio is in operation from 8:30 a.n1. to 5 pan. ,t.a / ,. ~ t wmxms During this time the farm foreman can contact the if 1 Y ( Q Experiment Station or other farms within a radius ;i`i 5 { vo *1 ~ Alt} l tl - f - 1 t r _ _ _. I. . y o - an mi ts. ioug i it oitmtn no no sign A I V A A n l I- W returning, to check for possible messages. Mrs. Blank- . p . (Continued on Page 1]) .} \ _- KENTUCKY F ARM Ann Hons SCIENCESlRINC 1957 9