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From spark to satellite : [electronic resource] a history of radio communication / by Stanley Leinwoll ; edited by Fred Shunaman.

By: Leinwoll, Stanley.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Scribner, 1979Description: xi, 242 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 068416048X :; 9780684160481.Subject(s): Telecommunication -- History | Télécommunications -- Histoire | Rundfunk | GeschichteDDC classification: 384/.09 Online resources: Free eBook from the Internet Archive | Additional information and access via Open Library
Contents:
The father of wireless -- In the beginning -- In search of a detector -- Continuous waves -- The audion -- Early regulation -- A new radio era -- Progress and problems -- The birth of RCA -- Broadcasting begins -- Regulating the broadcasters -- The amateurs break through -- Radio wave propagation -- Rise of the shortwaves -- Television and FM -- Radar and semiconductors: stepping stones toward space -- Signals in space -- The hams in space -- Signals from the stars -- Lasers--future communications.
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Bibliography: p. 233-234.

Includes index.

The father of wireless -- In the beginning -- In search of a detector -- Continuous waves -- The audion -- Early regulation -- A new radio era -- Progress and problems -- The birth of RCA -- Broadcasting begins -- Regulating the broadcasters -- The amateurs break through -- Radio wave propagation -- Rise of the shortwaves -- Television and FM -- Radar and semiconductors: stepping stones toward space -- Signals in space -- The hams in space -- Signals from the stars -- Lasers--future communications.

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