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    TI1CW - San Jose - Costa Rica

    Radio Amateurs from Costa Rica will be active using special call sign TI1CW from San Jose, Costa Rica.
    They will operate on HF Bands.
    QSL via LOTW.
    Information from TI1CW:
    The progress of telegraphic communications in the world depended inescapably on the possibility where the service could transcend the union of different points through lines; to a system that resorted to radio waves. The new modality implied communication without cable wires, and the simplification to receiver and transmitter devices.

    Since 1914, the interest in this type of communications began to gain strength in our country, when Professor José Fidel Tristán, conducted the first tests at the Liceo de Costa Rica, as part of a series of scientific concerns that he wanted to promote among his students. At the beginning of the 1920s, there was already wireless communication between the Liceo de Costa Rica, the Normal School, the Diocesan Seminary and the newspapers Diario de Costa Rica, La Opinion and La Tribuna.

    On April 10, 1920, the Government of the Republic decided, in view of the future importance of communications, to issue decree No. 34, which designated telegraphy and wireless telephony as public utility services, which should be a state monopoly. Then, Law Nº 39 of July 16, 1920 was enacted, which established the urgent need to have an efficient communication service within the country and internationally. The argument given in favor of its installation emphasized the need to obtain prompt and timely news and information related to commerce, industry and social relations. For this purpose, the Executive Power was authorized to invest ¢250,000 for the purchase and installation of a telegraphic or radiotelephonic station with sufficient power to obtain communication with the rest of the world. On May 5, 1921, to make the installation decree effective, a contract was signed with the engineers Ricardo Pacheco Lara and José Joaquín Carranza Volio. In addition to directing the construction, they were to be in charge of the maintenance of the facilities, which were eventually built in the community of Paraíso de Cartago. Likewise, on October 18, 1921, the government of the Republic of Mexico, presided by Alvaro Obregón, generously donated the equipment to our country to install another wireless station. Then, on June 28, 1922, in the General Directorate of Telegraphs, it was decided to form a commission integrated by José Fidel Tristán, Agustín Sagot and Manuel Vázquez with the objective of choosing the site where to install the station. Among the places that were discussed were: San Antonio de Desamparados, the street that leads to Zapote near the Ocloro River, the vicinity of the Central Customs or the vicinity of the Hospice of Incurables.

    A new decree of September 8, 1923, authorized the Executive Power to increase the budget by ¢125,100 so that four new radiographic stations could be placed: the first two in El Pozo and Puerto Jimenez in the canton of Osa, the third in Sixaola in the canton of Talamanca and the fourth in San Jose. The one that would be located in the capital corresponded to the one donated by Mexico, and the Llano de La Sabana was finally chosen as the point of installation. However, it was argued that care should be taken so that the radiographic station would not alter or hinder the expansion and recreation of the sportsmen and visitors who assiduously went to the Llano, as established in the law for the protection of the Llano de la Sabana No. 151 of August 16, 1923.

    The precise site chosen for the construction of the La Sabana Wireless Station building was located in front of the northeast side of the National Stadium, facing the internal street leading to Escazú, which was paved (it was an extension of the current Paseo Colón). Also, on September 9, one day after the decree was issued, the newspaper Diario de Costa Rica announced that the Deputy Director General of Telegraphs, Agustín Sagot, had obtained the approval of the government to open a telegraph and postal office annexed to the wireless station.

    In the workshops of Public Works, the wireless towers were made, according to the technical indications provided by the Mexican engineers G. Reuthe and Luis Sanchez, who came to the country for that purpose, and in a similar mission to the one carried out in several countries of America. By October 1923, the anchorages that would support the towers were already being built in La Sabana.

    TI1CW San Jose, Costa Rica
    73 Al 4L5A