Installing Antenna Aboard the USS Oxford

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Communications Technicians operate a steerable antenna aboard the USS Oxford. The Oxford had an atenna and transmitter installed in the 1960s to allow for two-way communications via Earth-Moon-Earth (EME) communications. EME communication, or Moon bounce, is a technique that sends radio wave transmissions from the Earth to the Moon. The transmission is then reflected, or bounced, off the surface of the Moon and captured by an Earth-based receiver.

 

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