John Bubb

Communications Equipment Racks


Many racks of communications equipment were needed to decode the telephone and teletype information. All of this equipment was duplicated so that in the case of failure substitute equipment could be quickly patched into the circuit. This picture shows the main patch panels and telephone switchboard. The test teletype units in the foreground were already obsolete in the late 1960’s.

It was at this panel we were able to communicate up and down the communications link. On the link we were known by our initials in the phonetic alphabet and not by our names. Everyone knew me as “Juliet Bravo” or on a more casual basis as “Jim Beam”.