LZ130 had been equipped as a flying radio laboratory and
the mission (ordered by General Martini, Chief Signals Officer,Luftwaffe)
was to try to discover the purpose of all the large masts
that had been erected along the east coast.
The German radio operators were not able to distinguish any
transmissions from what they thought was interference. Because
the CH system was able to 'bathe' the skies (Fisher Collection)
with a continuous irradiation, it meant that their narrow
beam receivers were 'flooded' and gave no indication that
this was indeed the signal transmissions they were searching
for. They may even have suspected that the 'interference'
was the British electricity grid system.