Reginald Aubrey Fessenden and the birth of wireless telephony

  title={Reginald Aubrey Fessenden and the birth of wireless telephony},
  author={John Skelton Belrose},
  journal={IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine},
  • J. Belrose
  • Published 7 August 2002
  • Engineering
  • IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine
The year 2000 was the 100th anniversary of the transmission of the first voice over radio. On December 23, 1900, Prof. Reginald Aubrey Fessenden after a number of unsuccessful tries - transmitted "words without wires" over a distance of 1600 m, between twin aerial systems employing 15 m masts, located on Cobb Island, Maryland. The quality of the received wireless-telephony transmission was reported to be perfectly intelligible, but the speech was accompanied by an extremely loud, disagreeable… 

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