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Radio News (01:02) August 1919

Hugo Gernsback, editor

This is just the second issue of Hugo Gernsback's Radio Amateur News magazine, from August 1919. The next year Gernsback changed its name to the better-known Radio News. This issue's cover story is by A.H. Grebe, "The Auto Radiophone." Grebe was the founder of the Grebe radio brand and in this article he constructed a laboratory version of what might have been the first car radio, complete with a rooftop antenna large enough to dry a load of laundry. Grebe started the station that is today WCBS, New York. In 2017 the station honored him as the "Father of NewsRadio 800" on its 50th anniversary as an all-news station.
Contents of this Issue:
  • Editorial: Thank You! (H. Gernsback)
  • The R-34 Radio Equipment (Lt. R.F. Durrant, R.A.F.)
  • Tree Radio Telephony and Telegraphy (Major General George O. Squier)
  • Battleship Type Receiver
  • Curious Cases of Audibility
  • The Auto Radiophone (A.H. Grebe)
  • Radio Activities “Over There” (Corporal A.E. Chute)
  • Loop Antennae and Direction Finders for Amateur Use (David S. Brown)
  • An Exceptional Radio Receiver (Eugene Dynner)
  • $100 Radio Prize Contest
  • Is the Antenna Doomed? (E.T. Jones)
  • Multiple Conical Loose Coupler (John G. Merne)
  • Club Gossip
  • Radio ‘Phone Section: Low Potential Radio Frequency Arc (Charles W. Noller)
  • Developments in Wireless Telephony (Dr. F.B. Jewett)
  • The Radio Constructor: A 15,000 Cycle Radio Frequency Alternator (Homer Vanderbilt)
  • High Spark Frequency in the Amateur Field (Roland H. Lamb)
  • Ingenious Stunts Used by Manufacturers (F.H. Sweet)
  • Construction of an Audion Control Panel
  • Increasing the Wavelength of a Coil
  • An Efficient Hot-Wire Meter (L.M. Lafave)
  • Radio Digest
  • Radio Vacuum-Tube Litigation is Settled
  • With the Amateurs
  • “Radio Amateur News,” or “Radio News”?
  • Junior Section: Radio Tone Buzzer with Headband Attached
  • New Radio Apparatus
  • What They Think of It
  • New Radio Patents
  • I Want To Know
  • Opportunity Ad-Lets

Experimenter Publishing Company, Inc., 1919
Editor: Hugo Gernsback
Issue: Volume 1: Number 2; August 1919
Size: 9″ x 12″
Pages: 48
Digital edition © 2010 Curtis Philips. All Rights Reserved.

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