Naval Communication Service
Office of the Director.
Washington, April 14, 1919.
Editor Electrical Experimenter
The Acting Secretary of the Navy authorizes the announcement that effective April 15, 1919, all restrictions are removed on the use of radio receiving stations other than those used for the reception of commercial radio traffic. This applies to amateur stations, technical and experimental stations at schools and colleges, receiving stations maintained by jewelers or others desirous of receiving time signals, receiving stations maintained by manufacturers of radio apparatus, etc.
The restrictions on transmitting stations of all types are still in effect, as are the restrictions on stations operated regularly for the reception of commercial radio traffic. Both of the above classes of stations will be permitted to resume operation as soon as the President proclaims that a state of peace exists.
Attention is invited to the fact that all licenses for transmitting stations have expired, and that it will be necessary, when peace is declared, for the owners of these stations to apply to the Department of Commerce for new licenses.
(Signed) E. B. Woodworth,
Commander, U. S. Navy, Assistant Director Naval Communications.