How We Went From Tapping Code to Radio Shows

wb5mmb wb5mmb at
Tue Jan 29 22:21:24 CST 2008

Hi all, I believe that United Fruit was supplied with equipment by 
Fessenden's company. Also Marconi had his magnetic-detector that 
would demod AM. The most interesting question is did the broadcast 
really take place?

At 03:30 PM 1/29/2008, Karl W4KRL wrote:
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>Famous Engineers > How We Went From Tapping Code to Radio Shows
>It's Christmas Eve, 1906. A Morse code operator on a United Fruit 
>ship in the Atlantic Ocean moves closer to his receiver. Instead of 
>the usual, primitive taps of Morse code, he hears a man speaking 
>over the receiver, followed by music. And so began the world's first 
>long distance radio transmission.

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