Modern SW and FM Radio.
Explanation of Radio Frequencies, Microsoft Corp.
||1895 was the year that wireless telegraphy, or radio, became a
practical reality thanks to Guglielmo Marconi. Marconi was born in Italy to Italian and
Irish parents he went to school first in Bologna and then he moved to Florence, where he
studied physics. Following the success of his early experiments, Marconi was intrigued at
the idea of sending messages across the Atlantic. By 1901 he had constructed a
transmitting station in the southwest of England, and another in Newfoundland. On December
12th 1901 he succeeded in making the first radio transmission across the
Atlantic ocean. He was acclaimed by many famous inventors of the time including Thomas
Edison. In 1909 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics.