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Radio Pioneers & Core Technologies
Photos of early experimental Hertz transmitting apparatus with Hertz resonator for detecting Hertzian waves - click here for more information on Heinrich Hertz

The second element in the FCC History Project was focused on the pioneers who developed radio's core technologies - particularly the public safety, business, and personal communication aspects of radio. During the spring of 2004, the FCC recognized some of radio's key inventions and inventors. Through a small exhibit and display in its Washington, D.C. headquarters, the FCC hoped to inform and, possibly, inspire with a few reminders of the great achievements that make radio as we know it today possible. Information and links on this web page are designed to provide a fuller understanding of the history and technology of radio.

Photos of firefighters using wireless communications devices - click for more information on radio's role in public safety

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last reviewed/updated on 11/21/05 

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