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Radio News (02:06) December 1920

Hugo Gernsback, editor

"When on October 6th last, a 200-watt radio telephone from an American amateur at Keyport, N. J., was heard in Scotland by a British amateur, a distance over 3,000 miles, the whole amateur fraternity sat up in amazement. There were many who did not believe that the feat had actually been accomplished, and those who did believe it attributed the effect to freak conditions of the ether. In radio parlance such messages are termed 'freaks'."
This  issue of Radio News is from December 1920. The cover story is “Pocket Radio Receives Time Signals” and describes a simple crystal receiver used by the French to set their clocks to a signal from the Eiffel Tower. Among the other articles is the third and final part of Dr. Lee De Forest’s series, “The Audion—Its Actions and Some Recent Applications” and an editorial by Hugo Gernsback on the cause of freak messages.
Contents of this Issue:
  • Editorial: The Cause of Freak Messages (H. Gernsback)
  • The Eiffel Tower Radio Station
  • The Amateur Transatlantic Feat (Pierre H. Boucheron)
  • Pocket Radio Receives Time Signals
  • Ground System at Arlington Station (A.F. Wallis, USN)
  • A Practical Receiver (Volney G. Mathison)
  • An International Radio Achievement
  • The Audion—Its Actions and Some Recent Applications, Part 3 (Lee De Forest)
  • Comparison of Modulation Methods in Radio Telephony (A.S. Blatterman)
  • Radio Taste Reception (Alfred N. Goldsmith & Edward T. Dickey)
  • A Method of Producing Musical or Other Audible Notes (Victor H. Laughter)
  • Awards of $100 Portable Radio Prize Contest: First Prize Winner
  • A New Land Wire and Radio Transmitter of Photographs (Umberto Bianchi)
  • Ideas–Seventh Spasm
  • A Tone Amplifier
  • Radio Constructor: A Three Tube Combination Radiophone Transmitter and Receiver (Robert E. Lacault)
  • A Short Wave Coupler (Geo. Mitchell)
  • Radio Bug-ology
  • The Spirit of Christmas (Erald A. Schivo)
  • Raided by Radio (Herbert Warren Dodge)
  • Radio Digest
  • Club Gossip
  • With the Amateurs
  • Junior Section: Junior Radio Course: The Three Element Vacuum Tube
  • Dictionary of Technical Terms Used in Radio Telegraphy and Telephony
  • Junior Constructor
  • I-Want-To-Know
  • Correspondence from Readers
  • Opportunity Ad-Lets

Experimenter Publishing Company, Inc.
Editor: Hugo Gernsback
Issue: Volume 2: Number 6; December 1920
Pages: 80
Size: 9″ x 12″
Digital edition © 2009 Curtis Philips. All Rights Reserved

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