[AWA] Best of the "century"?
kd7bfx at MINDSPRING.COM
Fri Dec 24 22:48:05 EST 1999
My vote for the most important "radio" person must go to Philo T.
Farnsworth. What development of radio technology, beyond Marconi's
original synthesis of the work of others, has had a more profound effect
on the social, economic, political, aesthetic, and sex lives of us all,
here and abroad?
The most important radio, per se? That might have been the Zenith 500
(?) the earliest of the mass produced transistor pocket AM BCB radios,
put radios in the hands of millions (more) but more importantly made
radio reception fully, 100% take anywhere, anytime.
Edward Swynar VE3 CUI wrote:
> Hi gang...
> ...Season's greetings! Here's my 2-cents on the subject at hand:
> -Most important radio person of the century: EDWIN ARMSTRONG.
> -Most important radio (period) of same: the ALL AMERICAN FIVE (and
> derivatives thereof), for it made radio affordable and readily available to
> the masses.
> ~73~ Eddy VE3CUI - VE3XZ
> > From: Ron <kc4yoy at trellis.net>
> > To: TCA <tubecollectorsassociation at egroups.com>; CC-AWA Reflector
> <ccawa at libertysoftware.com>; BoatAnchors <boatanchors at listserv.tempe.gov>;
> Ham Radio History <ham-radio-history at egroups.com>; AWA Reflector
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> > Subject: [AWA] Best of the "century"?
> > Date: December 23, 1999 4:49 PM
> > Hello & Happy Holidays to all lovers of Ol' Radios and Radio history.
> > What with just a little more than a week left in 1999 and dawning
> > of 2000 (I'm not going to say anything about the millenium since
> > I still don't agree that the 20th Century ends with 1999).
> > There has been a lot of discussion lately in the popular press
> > and media about the "Best, most important" person, development, etc.
> > of the century. I got to thinking about "Who" and "What" were the most
> > important person and Radio in the 20th century.
> > I think in aviation circles the Douglas DC-3 is considered the most
> > important airplane ever built. Well what was the most important "Radio"
> > in the 20th century? And why?
> > Also, who was the most important person in the field of radio in the
> > 20th century?
> > I'm still thinking about which radio was the most important, but I
> > know who I believe was the most important person in radio, I think
> > it has to be Edwin Armstrong the inventor of the regen detector, the
> > Super-Het and FM.
> > I really like to from you, I will attempt to boil all the responses down
> > and post them back ton the lists. If there enough comments I'll
> > do a "Top 10" of radio.
> > Again, HAPPY HOLIDAYS, and Happy Collecting
> > 73,
> > Ron
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