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Who invented controlled carrier modulation?

As is often the case, this article by I. A. Mitchell caught my eye as I was looking at a 1935 copy of RADIO magazine for a different reason.   What's this - controlled carrier modulation in the 30s?     Mr. Mitchell is credited with having developed the first "workable solution" that "involves no important compromises" - of a way to cut down the carrier input during peri...  READ MORE

W9RAN
04/09/2022
Fone Forum
73 Magazine Tests the Twoer

How good could a complete portable VHF station for $45 be?   With Novices and Technicians enjoying 2 meter privileges in 1961 it was a good question for 73 magazine Associate Editor W3UZN to answer.    Two meter FM may have run its course but AM operation on 2 meters using vintage equipment can be a lot of fun - who's been talking around town on a Benton Harbor Lunchbox?Download...  READ MORE

W9RAN
03/28/2022
Fone Forum
AM Nets

Here is a list of AM Nets from various internet sources.   Times and frequencies do change and nets themselves come and go, so consider this a guide.   Corrections would be appreciated to keep this list up to date.AM NetsDX-60 Net• Sun 8:00 AM Eastern 3.880 MHzMighty Elmac Net     • Wed 8:00 PM EST 3.880 MHz     • Wed 5:00 PM EDT 3.880 MHzAM Noon...  READ MORE

W9RAN
03/19/2022
Fone Forum
Fessenden: World’s First Broadcaster?

You may have read that 2006 marked the 100th anniversary of the first broadcast of speech and music. If we believe the Internet and history books, it happened something like the events described in the previous article on this site.But is the story true? Sharing his research into the question in Radio World magazine, James O'Neal (K4XAR) leaves it to the reader to decide - and he acknowledges t...  READ MORE

W9RAN
03/03/2022
Fone Forum
Elmac Mods

The various Multi Elmac Rigs have been the subject of various modifications.  Whether to include them or not is obviously up to the owner, we just include some here as a reference.One common problem is the failure of the modulator interstage coupling transformer.  Fortunately a brand-new replacement is available at low-cost, search for sellers of Hammond P-T156, “Equivalent to Stancor ...  READ MORE

W9RAN
03/01/2022
Fone Forum
Reginald Fessenden: Father of AM Radio

Reginald Fessenden was born on Oct. 6, 1866, in what is now Québec. The son of an Anglican minister, he studied at Trinity College School and later at Bishop’s College in Lennoxville, Quebec. Starting as a teacher, he rose to the position of principal of the Whitney Institute, a newly formed school in Bermuda. It was there that he met his wife, Helen Trott, and became interested in ...  READ MORE

W9RAN
02/14/2022
Fone Forum
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