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Crusty Old Joe's Place

The Norfolk & Carolina Telephone & Telegraph Companies

Coinjock

2005

Parris B. Wood photo

1993
1982 topo map before the bypass was built.

252-453

Coinjock CO
197 WORTHGUARD ROAD 
COINJOCK NC  27923  
Currituck County

V&H Coordinates
Vertical   05973
Horizontal 01111  
Converted 
  Latitude   36.3498
  Longitude -75.9498

CBSA 47260
  Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

Switch CNJCNCXA453
Type Northern Telecom DMS Remote Switching Center
Host ELCYNCXA33A  
CO Features
AA DA GC GD GI GK GR HD PB PK PN RC RD RE SA SH SP SQ TJ TU TW UP UR WE WG WJ 

1970-1980


Coinjock was part of the Albemarle Metro EAS area. The CO used Automatic Electric Strowger switching with the type 101 director system. The microwave path was to Mamie, Corolla and Elizabeth City with Lenkurt 74 radios and flyswatter or periscope reflectors on the tower for the trunkline paths and a tower mounted dish for Corolla. There was open wire to Moyock using Lenkurt 45A carrier. The other mux was Lenkurt 45BX for circuits to Elizabeth City and Mamie. The 45A had a 4-channel group HF connected to the microwave for Moyock to Mamie EAS circuits. This CO served Corolla from circa 1970 with a line concentrator on Panhandle X subscriber carrier over Lenkurt 74 microwave radio.

Coinjock was one of the older COs in the N&CT&T area and still had a group or two of TPL Strowger connector switches. These were unique as they used the last three digits of the dialed number, the last digit determining the ring code for the party line. As many of the party lines had been converted to private lines, you can see a great many Coinjock numbers in the 1963 directory ended in the digit 1. Later directories in my collection have all Albemarle Area listings in one big list. The 1963 directory has seperate listings for each town as that was before the metro EAS was created.