a radio anniversary

Chuck Murcko chuck@topsail.org
Wed, 12 Dec 2001 01:33:31 -0500

Yeah, and Hertz, and many others. The importance of this one is that it 
was the first *transatlantic* radio transmission. The ionosphere was not 
understood for decades after its effects were demonstrated here. Plus, 
Marconi was the best businessman of early radio, as Bell was of 
telephone. 8^)


On Wednesday, December 12, 2001, at 01:00 , Gavin Thomas Nicol wrote:

> On Wednesday 12 December 2001 12:47 am, Chuck Murcko wrote:
>> Today is the 100th anniversary of Marconi's first wireless 
>> transmission.
>> http://www.eetimes.com/story/OEG20011210S0055
>> "On a windswept piece of Newfoundland 100 years ago this week, 
>> Guglielmo
>> Marconi, bundled up against the cold and straining to hear into his
>> receiver, became the grandfather of the cell phone."
> Despite Tesla having demonstrated radio control a few years before... 
> and
> Marconi's patents later being invalidated because of prior art...