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The FM innovator

25 July, 2013 by Mike Smyth, specialist technical writer

Considered by many to be the most prolific inventor in radio history, Edwin Armstrong, the pioneer of FM, is barely known today.

The man who gave radio its voice

27 June, 2013 by Mike Smyth, specialist technical writer

A largely forgotten Canadian was once the world’s most famous radio inventor, responsible for the first audio broadcasts.

The man who led AWA

26 June, 2013

Listen to this fascinating program about Ernest Fisk, a pioneer of wireless in Australia in the 1930s and 1940s.

Radio’s polar pioneer

17 April, 2013 by Mike Smyth, specialist technical writer

Walter Hannam helped establish communications between Antarctica and the rest of the world in the early days of exploration of the frozen continent.

10 minutes with... Cameron Grambau

25 February, 2013

Cameron Grambau, managing director of CTG Radio, discusses why radio technicians need ARCIA accreditation and how he started in the industry.

Forgotten genius: the legacy of Henry Sutton

13 February, 2013 by Mike Smyth, specialist technical writer

Henry Sutton could well stand among the world’s greatest inventors because he was involved not only in radio and television but in electricity, carbon filament electric light bulbs, telephones, aeronautics, automobile engineering, colour printing and hydraulics.

Bandwidth: just how much is enough?

01 November, 2012

Ian Miller responds to the ACMA’s approach to the emergency services spectrum and asks whether 10 MHz is really enough for public safety broadband.

Does radio need a paternity test?

22 October, 2012 by Mike Smyth, specialist technical writer

Mike Smyth delves into history and asks the question, who was the true inventor of radio? Marconi or Tesla?

10 minutes with… Geoff Spring

09 October, 2012

Geoff Spring, chair of APCO Australasia, discussed the changes he has seen through his time in the public safety communications industry.

Radio through the years

20 September, 2012 by Mike Smyth, specialist technical writer

Because of its vast area and sparse population, it was natural that Australia took to radio like a duck to water. Elsewhere in the world, the science was also welcomed. Mike Smyth takes a look at some of the not-so-known facts on radio.

Airwave gets new Head of Network Solutions

19 September, 2012

Airwave Solutions Australia has welcomed its Head of Network Solutions to be based in Brisbane.

10 minutes with… Ian Miller

21 August, 2012

Ian Miller, consultant for Orange Horizons and part of industry association, ARCIA, discussed the changes he has seen in the industry over the past 40 years.

Hamill returns to Sepura

15 August, 2012

Jonathan Hamill has returned to Sepura after a role as sales and marketing director of APD.

CSIRO appoints group executive

06 August, 2012

A CSIRO group executive has been appointed for Information Sciences.

Use of CB equipment for commercial purposes

19 June, 2012 by Christian Kelly - president, Australian Radio Communications Industry Association

The ACMA has designated a segment of the UHF frequency band for class-licensed equipment to operate on a designated channel plan throughout all areas of Australia. Christian Kelly talks about this segment, referred to as the CB band.

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