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Author Topic: Who Invented Ham Radio?  (Read 3578 times)
KATO
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« on: April 21, 2001, 07:55:34 AM »

Is there someone that can be credited with inventing Ham Radio?


Short Wave Radio?



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KL7IPV
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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2001, 11:38:31 PM »

OOh, this can start a real conversation. I believe ( and here may be what gets it going! ) that Marconi may get that credit for starting ham radio. Maybe Hiram Percy for organizing it and countless others for developing it into what we enjoy today.
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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2001, 02:53:48 PM »

I wonder why this hasn't opened a big can of worms yet.

Marconi himself said he was just an amateur, so I believe that's a strong case for him developing the term "amateur radio."

However, who "invented" it, is up in the air. "200 Meters and Down" by Clinton DeSoto (published by ARRL) details a lot of "the early days" and is fascinating reading. It may shed some light on the subject.

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KL7IPV
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« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2001, 06:03:55 PM »

You are right. Why hasn't this started something? Maybe no one cares any more. I sure hope not. Or maybe conversation has become such a lost art that even typewritten conversation is lost also.
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Frank
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« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2001, 11:24:04 AM »

I thought it was started by Elmer Fudd - that's where we get the name "Elmer" from. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2001, 11:58:42 AM »

While Marconi is the "popular" answer, he was a late-comer compared to Tesla.  Unfortunately Tesla was not a businessman and essentially left much of his work to be popularized by others who were more savvy.
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« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2001, 02:56:04 PM »

While you may be right about Tesla, he didn't really do anything for amateur radio. He did many things and due to his lack of savvy or just trusting others too much, hasn't gotten credit for a lot that he accomplished. I've been though the Tesla museum in Colorado Springs and there isn't much there to convince me he started ham radio. So the answer to the question may be: "Marconi generally, Tesla if you dig deep."
Hows that?
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N4ZYV
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« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2001, 12:19:37 AM »

What about Stubblefield?
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AC3P
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« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2001, 01:03:30 PM »

How about Loomis ?
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« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2001, 02:00:23 PM »

Links, guys...any links???
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