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Etam West Virginia Earth Station

Etam West Virginia Earth Station Washington District of Columbia
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Stock #: 170284
Type: Postcard
Era: Chrome
City: Washington
State: District of Columbia (DC)
Postmark: 1988 Jul-27
PM City: Baltimore
PM State: Md
Stamp: 15C
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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The Etam earth station, which is located about 200 miles west of Washington. DC, is the largest on the east coast. It has three dish shaped antennas. The third antenna went into operation in mid 1981. Etam, through satellites stationed over the Atlantic Ocean, processes a larger volume of communication than any other earth station in the world.