Hello FM lovers
around the globe.
Here is some
interesting info for the most misunderstanding inventor of all the times which after his
suicide find the reputation and recognition. His name nowadays is together with others
great pioneers like Marconi, Lee Deforest etc.
info just in case that you
don’t know about the inventor of Frequency Modulation or Hi Fi media which all of us
serve and love? Unfortunately nowadays we sacrifice “destroy” the advantage of this Hi
Quality capability’s of Fm modulation due the Loudness War using ‘hyper-compressed’
music material / units ahead of our high tech digital “toys” on air processing units
at the most aggressive settings just to satisfies the deaf PD’s “burn a hole on a
dial” as they say.
I am very sure
with all this horrible situation the inventor of FM Major Armstrong somewhere
up there feel disappointment
some how because finally after all that digital “toys” we make the FM radio listen
more like AM:-(!! Without any sense of music quality.
Major Edwin Howard Armstrong was fight and finally suicide for that he dreamed. At least we
must to respect his death and give back the Hi Quality on FM medium.
Edwin Howard Armstrong 1890 - 1945
the most complete articles for Major
Edwin Howard Armstrong from session 1
Here another fine
biography with lots of rare material.
Here is the official website
of Armstrong foundation.
Here history of
Building NY and his antenna
mast trough years. Actually from
that Building Armstrong demonstrate his first world FM transmission at 1935.
Here a report of RW for the first FM re broadcasting at original 42
– 50 MHz Fm Band in memory of Edwin Howard Armstrong.
Here a very interesting
re-build by Steve Hemphill one of the first FM transmitter by General Electric Model
BT-11-B of 1946 with "Phasitron" Tube for FM modulation rather than of today’s
direct Varicap way. This re-build transmitter is used on FM broadcasting at early 42 –
50 MHz Fm Band actually at 42.8 MHz from original antenna site which build by Armstrong the historic Alpine, N.J. in February 2004 for the 50th anniversary
death of Major Edwin Howard Armstrong
the inventor of Hi Quality FM modulation.
Here The first Superheterodyne Radio Receiver by Edwin H.
Armstrong in 1918. RCA
Radiola Superheterodyne Second-Harmonic AR-812
The legacy of Major Edwin Howard Armstrong, the inventor of FM radio, was saluted at the
AES, Audio Engineering Society convention in New York this past weekend. As part of a
celebration of the 70th anniversary of Armstrong's first FM transmissions, the AES event
offered an expanded version of a panel discussion first held at Armstrong's Alpine, N.J.
tower site in June.
Here & Here
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