100th Anniversary of Amateur Radio

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  1. KC2UQZ

    KC2UQZ Ham Member QRZ Page

  2. IZ8FTW

    IZ8FTW Ham Member QRZ Page

    On March 18, 1909 Einar Dessau used a short-wave radio transmitter which made him the first to broadcast as a ham radio operator ...

    Guglielmo Marconi ... cw cw cw ...
    Reginald Aubrey Fessenden ... first audio radio broadcasts

    And Einar Dessau ... first ham radio??? and qrz ????
  3. G0GQK

    G0GQK Ham Member QRZ Page

    I've never ever heard about Einar Dessau. The RSGB has always stated that the first amateur radio station was a man who established his station in Woolwich arsenal. must loook into this.
  4. K2BKS

    K2BKS Ham Member QRZ Page

    100 years of Amateur Radio

    The College radio station at MIT say 100 years in operation. The K2AA club in NJ says 100 years in operation with no gaps for WW1 or WW2. So it is easy to say Amateur radio is 100 years old. Just where did it begin is the basic question.
  5. VK2BVS

    VK2BVS Ham Member QRZ Page

    17 year old made the first amateur radio voice transmission 100 years ago.

    A 17 year old made the first ham radio voice transmission 100 years ago.

    Danish Amateur Radio experimenters (Experimenterende Danske Radioamatører) confirm that the 18 March 1909 is the 100th anniversary of the first amateur radio voice transmission - Attention 100 year anniversary (Aktuelt, Et 100 års jubilæum) on http://www.edr.dk

    Ralph Dessau the son of Einar Dessau confirmed that the 18 March 1909 is the 100th anniversary of the first amateur radio voice transmission.

    Passport to World Band Radio 2009 also confirm that the 18 March 1909 is the 100th anniversary of the first ham radio voice transmission.

    On the 18 March 1909, at the age of 17 years of age Einar Dessau (1892-1988) of Denmark make the first ham radio two way voice communication with Lyngby Radio using a short wave radio transmitter.

    Einar Dessau later held the amateur radio call sign OZ9DES.

    100 years ago Einar was sitting on the floor (straight back and legs crossed) facing 12 inches away from a cone microphone. This microphone was almost as large as his face.

    Imagine an ice cream cone horizontal with the wide end facing the speaker. http://spurvely.dk/dessau.html

    Music from a gramophone (record player) could also be played into this microphone.

    In the early days of amateur radio before the start of commercial broadcasting radio amateurs talked to each other on the air and played music and songs for anyone who had a wireless (radio).

    Valdemar Poulsen 1869-1942 inventor in 1898 of the Telegrafonen (the first electromagnetic recording device) was the one who put Einar Dessau on the path to wireless (radio). http://www.rostra.dk/louis/andreart/ValdemarPoulsen.html

    In 1909 Einar Dessau was also interested in flight using a hang glider. He became a move scriptwriter and director and held the amateur radio callsign OZ9DES.

    The QSL card confirming his 1909 transmission can be seen on http://www.passband.com/2008/11/

    See more on “Telegragh (Morse code) to Radio” on http://www.elmus.dk/Files/Billeder/standere/telegraf_stander_til_web.swf

    HAPPY 100th anniversary.

    Here's hoping that amateur radio will be broadcasting from the planet Mars on the 200th anniversary or at least from the Moon.

    Sam Voron VK2BVS, 6O0A
    Email somaliahamradio@yahoo.com
    Website https://sites.google.com/site/somaliahamradio
  6. KC2URU

    KC2URU Ham Member QRZ Page

    What a cool news item! Thank you!
  7. MD0CCE

    MD0CCE Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    "100th Anniversary"

    Not sure who the first ham really was, but I think it was more than 100years ago. For example, Irving Vermilya, W1ZE (SK) was operating in 1901/1902 with a set given to him by Marconi, whom is father took him to meet. He was involved in a teenage telegraph network from 1903 to 1907 and received the first wireless license in the US in 1912 (pre-FCC). Obviously there were others if he was having any QSOs! (Google Irving Vermilya - lots of information on early wireless.)

    Bob MD0CCE
  8. KY5U

    KY5U Ham Member QRZ Page

    The Danes invented AR? ROFL! Aren't they happy just to have invented the Danish? Happy 105 years plus, AR! Thanks for not waiting the extra 5+ years to be invented.
  9. WB8SIW

    WB8SIW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Probably a bit older!

    Yes, Amateur Radio pre-dates 1909, depending on how one defines it. Marconi's accomplishments were widely covered in both the popular and scientific media of the day and individual experimenters were quick to duplicate these experiments. I suspect most of these early experimenters would not have called it "Amateur Radio," however.

    In my opinion, if one were to select an official 100th anniversary of the "Amateur Radio Service," I would select 2012 as the year. Why? It was the passage of the Radio Act of 1912, which first authorized the Department of Commerce to regulate and license Amateur Radio stations and operators. It was also the Radio Act, which first assigned spectrum to Amateur Radio; the supposedly useless wavelength of 200-meters.

    Sure, there were radio experimenters long before 1912, but as to an official 100th Anniversary date for "Amateur Radio" as currently defined, I vote for 2012. Anyone up for a big party?

    73, Jim WB8SIW
  10. WB1HJS

    WB1HJS Ham Member QRZ Page

    I wonder if he signed the first QSO 73 or 73's?
  11. W3TTT

    W3TTT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Invented the Danish?

    the Danish really did not invent the Danish. It was invented in Russia, 1n 1848. chah!
  12. WA3FRP

    WA3FRP Ham Member QRZ Page

  13. WA9CWX

    WA9CWX Ham Member QRZ Page

  14. KW0U

    KW0U Ham Member QRZ Page

    And before that

    There was the "Victorian Internet" where landline telegraphers would rag chew and gave us many of our abbreviations and prosigns. Who's to say who started it all?
  15. WN9DDV

    WN9DDV Guest

    What about Nathan Subblefield??????
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