• Radio hams mark 90 years of British contact

    From Paul Hayton@3:770/100 to All on Sun Oct 19 08:16:05 2014
    To the lay person, the back of Frank Bell's homemade radio transmitter looks like a box of spare parts.

    But 90 years ago today, he used it to became the first person to make radio contact between New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

    The milestone has been celebrated this week by a large group of radio enthusiasts at the late Mr Bell's farm - Shag Valley Station, near Dunback

    http://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/320313/radio-hams-mark-90-years-british-conta ct

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