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W4F Special Event - 120th Anniversary Of The First Wireless Voice Transmission


Don - KM4UDX
 

Hello all!  Yours truly will be operating as W4F celebrating the first voice transmission in 1900 this weekend.

If you want to lock in a PSK qso with W4F, feel free to text me at 571-225-6180 or email @ dontay155@....  Otherwise, I'll be on/off the normal psk watering holes over the weekend.

Summary info below. Full details at qrz.com

This ground breaking transmission was made in December,1900 by Reginald Aubrey Fessenden on Cobb Island, MD, between two masts 50 feet high and over a mile apart.  The first successful transmission of intelligible speech by electromagnetic waves was a critical milestone in the development of radio.  Further developments using a carbon microphone resulted in Fessenden becoming known as the “Father of Amplitude Modulation”.  More on Fessenden can be found at: Reginald Fessenden - Wikipedia
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Marcus Lieberman
 

Hi, folks!  

There is a wonderful book about Fessenden by his Wife (I think). It tells how he told telegraphers on ships to listen for a Christmas message at a particular time.  Instead of the usual dots and dashes, the Sparks heard actual music and then Fessendon singing a Carol (He couldn't find anyone else to do it!).  It must have been amazing!

73, all, and Merry Christmas,    Marcus, KM5EH  070 714

On 12/19/2020 8:42 AM, Don - KM4UDX wrote:
Hello all!  Yours truly will be operating as W4F celebrating the first voice transmission in 1900 this weekend.

If you want to lock in a PSK qso with W4F, feel free to text me at 571-225-6180 or email @ dontay155@....  Otherwise, I'll be on/off the normal psk watering holes over the weekend.

Summary info below. Full details at qrz.com

This ground breaking transmission was made in December,1900 by Reginald Aubrey Fessenden on Cobb Island, MD, between two masts 50 feet high and over a mile apart.  The first successful transmission of intelligible speech by electromagnetic waves was a critical milestone in the development of radio.  Further developments using a carbon microphone resulted in Fessenden becoming known as the “Father of Amplitude Modulation”.  More on Fessenden can be found at: Reginald Fessenden - Wikipedia
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DAVE KB3RAN 1692/381
 

Cobb Island is about 30 miles from my qth.  I didn't realize this occasion happened.  Might have to get our local ham club to do a special event from the actual location (or nearby) in the future.  

Dave Hardy
KB3RAN


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From: Don - KM4UDX <dontay155@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Dec 19, 2020 10:42 am
Subject: [070Club] W4F Special Event - 120th Anniversary Of The First Wireless Voice Transmission

Hello all!  Yours truly will be operating as W4F celebrating the first voice transmission in 1900 this weekend.

If you want to lock in a PSK qso with W4F, feel free to text me at 571-225-6180 or email @ dontay155@....  Otherwise, I'll be on/off the normal psk watering holes over the weekend.

Summary info below. Full details at qrz.com

This ground breaking transmission was made in December,1900 by Reginald Aubrey Fessenden on Cobb Island, MD, between two masts 50 feet high and over a mile apart.  The first successful transmission of intelligible speech by electromagnetic waves was a critical milestone in the development of radio.  Further developments using a carbon microphone resulted in Fessenden becoming known as the “Father of Amplitude Modulation”.  More on Fessenden can be found at: Reginald Fessenden - Wikipedia
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Don, km4udx, uBITX, and other obscure acronyms go here...

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Dave H KB3RAN 1692/381