Friday, March 8, 2013

Radio Operators



We wrap up High Tech Week with this picture of a group of men learning to operate radios. The picture was taken in 1912, so this would have been in the very early days  of the technology. The group was part of the Wireless Radio School in New York.

5 comments:

  1. Great old picture. I love radio history. Nice wrap up for High Tech Week PJM.

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  2. What a wonder wireless radio must have seemed. With all the "instant contact" means we have today, including satellite phones from the top of Mt. Everest (!!), it is hard to imagine this pre-wireless world.

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  3. Wow... great picture! I have earphones just like those here in my ham radio room! And I love the old paper tape code generator that they are using... I would really like to see one of them in action some day.

    Graham in St. John's

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  4. So nicely dressed.

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  5. Looks like some are sending morse code and the ones with the pencils are copying it.
    The tape looks like what we used in radio teletype. Making tape at few words per minute using keyboard then feeding the tape in teletype to send at 65 WPS.

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