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The world of ham radio, 1901-1950 : a social history

Author: Richard A Bartlett
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., Publishers, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book explores the history of ham radio operators, emphasizing their social history and contributions to technological development of worldwide communications. It traces the concept of relays from as close as 25 miles apart to anywhere in the world and discusses technological advances of the twentieth century and their effects on the world of the ham radio operator"--Provided by publisher.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard A Bartlett
ISBN: 9780786429660 0786429666
OCLC Number: 124538862
Description: ix, 281 p. : ill., maps ; 27 cm.
Contents: The beginnings --
Hiram Percy Maxim and the relay concept --
Amateurs during the First World War --
Amateurs between war and peace --
Surviving the broadcast revolution --
Relays, DX-ing, strange languages, and clubs --
Amateurs as experimenters and adventurers --
The Olympics, world's fairs, trans radio press service, and international radio conferences --
Adventurous amateurs at sea and in the air --
More amateurs and aircraft: the NC-4, Byrd, the Dolebirds, the Lindberghs, and others --
Amateurs and polar exploration: phase one --
Amateurs and polar exploration: phase two --
To the rescue: amateurs in emergencies and disasters --
Amateurs on the home front: 1940-1945 --
Amateurs at war and beyond: 1941-1950.
Responsibility: Richard A. Bartlett.
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