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I was very glad to receive your kind E-mail message of July 6 concerning
Alexander Popov contribution.
We appreciate very much for publishing this information now becoming accessible
for the world scientific community.We consider it as an event in our long-time
cooperation between the Russian Popov Society and the IEEE.
Thank you so much. I 'll be glad to cooperate with you further.
With very best regards.
Dr. Henrich Lantsberg,
Vice-chair, IEEE Russia section
(IEEE is the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
Subject: Electronic Hero
Surely Philo T. Farnsworth belongs on your list. His intuitive solution to the problem of electronic television, envisioned when he was a Utah teenager, and realized at his laboratory here in San Francisco in 1927 is one of the great leaps forward. If you haven't done so, check out the "Farnsworth Chronicles" web page.
Lee Schaeffer, Pittsburgh, http://nb.net/~schaefer/tvt.html -
You have a great site that we have listed as reference under the "history of radio and television" on the TEACHERS OF VIDEO AND TELEVISION web page. In looking for some information on your page I noticed that you are missing one of the last great individual inventors - the kind of person that you are looking for! Philo Farnsworth! There is a "top 5%" web site dedicated to him http://www.edge.net/noma/philo
Chad - "Chad's Home Page" - http://www.pic.net/~xhansen
Just had my first chance to look at the FECHA home page. A quality site loaded with valuable info. Only other place besides the hard copy of Encyclopedia Britannica that I head the name Edwin Armstrong, a truly great man. Also like what I read of Charon. I've bookmarked it and will be visiting and commenting more. Thanks for the info and thanks for the gracious comment on my own site.
(THANKS CHAD, AND WE RECOMMEND A VISIT TO CHAD'S SITE)
May we use some of the articles presented about the legends of 'radio' etc. for an article in the BDXC-bulletin of the Benelux DX-club, a Dutch based club of about 900 radio listening amateurs. Of course the source(s) of information will be listed.
(THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST AND PLEASE DO SHARE THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PIONEERS OF THE ELECTRONIC ERA)
A collection of biographies of the pioneers of radio and the Electronic Era is now on line at http://www.fecha.org/saints.html
Included is a rare bio and photo of Alexander Popov who perfected a working wireless system at almost the exact same time as did Marconi.
Paul N. in Canada wrote:
This rare bio and photo may be found in all Russian school books.
Henrietta, Chicago, Illinois wrote:
Maybe so, but I have never seen it. And neither have (I'll bet) millions of other non-Russian peoples. So I am glad FECHA posted this little note. FECHA is giving credit where credit is due to a man not well known in the West.
Could you please send more info on the photo and FECHA. Thanks.
(AN 8x10 COLOR PRINT OF THE HOWARD HUGHES PHOTO-MONTAGE CAN BE HAD FOR A $30 DONATION)
What's happening to the beautiful world of the electron? One year ago, some outfit from Florida (we hear) came in to San Diego and bought KECR, our city's only Christian FM radio station. Now all I hear on the new station is some canned sleaze. The sleaze goes on all day, but its major purveyor seems to be an afternoon DJ who calls himself Power Pig. Where KECR gave us hymns, Mister Pig fills the air with obscenities. Who are these people? Don't they know San Diego is a conservative town -- and the site this August of the Republican National Convention? I hope San Diegans send these guys skulking back to Florida where they came from. Maybe FECHA ought to consider putting these guys in Purgatory.
Dear Disgusted: We gave Power Pig a listen. You're right. He's got a fouler mouth than Howard Stern. The guys behind the Pig are a young entrepreneur named Randy Michaels, who, as head of something called Jacor Communications, has been going around the country buying up more than half a hundred radio stations, including seven stations in Denver and six in Cincinnati. Michael's funded by a billionnaire real estate tycoon named Sam Zell, and his point man in San Diego is John Lynch. Lynch told the San Diego Union that Howard Stern's presence has helped his station's ratings. Not true. Fact is, 91X's ratings have been going down since Stern arrived. Hot seats in FECHA's purgatory for Michaels, Zell and Lynch? Why not? Anyone want to second this motion?
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