Radio Beam Guides Girls in Blindfold Race (Sep, 1934)

Radio Beam Guides Girls in Blindfold Race

Five blindfolded co-eds at the University of Cincinnati recently competed in an odd foot race, guided only by the beams from a radio beacon set up on the campus. Each girl taking part in this unusual contest carried a small receiving set and wore earphones through which the guiding signals were heard. The signals transmitted were of two kinds like those used to guide planes on commercial airways, one indicating to the contestant that she was following the true course and the other telling her that she was wandering astray. The girls had little difficulty finding their way to the spot where the transmitting antenna had been temporarily set up.

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