[AMRadio] New Book: The World of Ham Radio,

Bob Peters rwpeters at swbell.net
Tue Aug 21 16:42:26 EDT 2007

I guess that I have gone crazy spending $55.00 for a book!!! Ohhh Well
looks good...

Very Best 73's
Bob W1PE
The Voice of Mesquite

"Money is only temporary, but radios are forever" - Jim Little aka "the
old dog"/K5BAI

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[mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of Ed Sieb
Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2007 2:59 PM
To: Yves Feder W1UX; Old Tube Radios; Glowbugs; AM Reflector
Subject: [AMRadio] New Book: The World of Ham Radio,1901-1950: A Social

A new academic book is being released  shortly,  "The World of Ham
1901-1950: A Social History"

I ordered this book last June, from Amazon. They say they will ship end
of September. Obviously I haven't read it yet. It covers the era we all
love, so I look forward to reading it.

During the first fifty years of the twentieth century, ham radio went
from being an experiment to virtually an art form. Because of the few
government restrictions and the low monetary investment required, the
concept of ham radio appealed to various people. More than just a simple
hobby, however, ham radio required its operators to understand radio
theory, be able to trace a schematic and know how to build a transmitter
and receiver with whatever material they might have available. With the
advent of World War II and the increased need for cutting-edge
communications, the United States government drew upon the considerable
knowledge and skill of these amateur ham radio operators, validating the
fact that ham radio was here to stay.

This book explores the history of ham radio operators, emphasizing their
social history and their many contributions to the technological
development of worldwide communications. It traces the concept of
relays, including the American Radio Relay League, from contacts as
close as 25 miles apart to operators anywhere in the world. The book
highlights the part played by ham radio in many of the headlined events
of the half century, especially exploration and aviation "firsts". The
ways in which these primarily amateur operators assisted in times of
disaster including such events as the sinking of the Titanic and the
1937 Ohio River flood, are also examined.

About the Author
Richard A. Bartlett, professor emeritus of Florida State University,
lives in Tallahassee.

Hardcover: 292 pages
Publisher: McFarland (August 13, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0786429666
ISBN-13: 978-0786429660
Product Dimensions: 10 x 7.3 x 0.9 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

More info on Amazon:

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